I love the color orange. I especially love a bright shade of that zesty hue when sprayed onto some automotive sheetmetal, though it’s hard to find orange on anything outside of sports and muscle cars. At best, mundane commuters like crossovers and sedans will settle with a deep metallic orange-ish bronze, eschewing bright highlighter-spec or creamsicle oranges.
That’s a shame, considering how good our short-term Kia Stinger GTS looks in Federation Orange. First offered on the 800-unit run of the GTS, this vibrant color is now happily available on regular Stingers in loaded-out GT2 trim. Seeing this sleek four-door liftback swathed in a shade usually reserved for Sunny D got me thinking about the auto industry’s relationship with orange. We’re used to seeing orange on Lambos and Porsche 911s, but what about some of the limited-edition oranges that defined the entire special ordeal?
In no particular order, here are some