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Old 11-04-2008, 04:38 PM   #51
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Oh man, I just noticed something else -- if this is a production model then I guess they changed the Brembo brake calipers to look like plain jane oversized calipers. That's a bummer because it's that kind of attention to details that turns me on.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:38 PM   #52
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Thanks for all the pics of the IOM.....I love it. It ought to look great with cyber grey (or black) painted on stripes and the orange accent interior with polished rims!

As someone else noted earlier...yes...there is a lot of orange peel in the paint. I'd bet that the production paint will not have that issue. I looked closely at a hemi orange challenger recently and was shocked at the high quality of the paint finish on that car! I did'nt think chrysler was capable of putting such a high quality finish on any of their products.

Lets hope GM has the same high standards. This will be one world class car if they do when combined with the striking styling and excellent handling characteristics that we have heard so much about.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:00 PM   #53
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I love the IOM color and will still buy mine in that color .... BUT .... I think they should have went with the Hugger Orange instead.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:52 AM   #54
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I took a closer look at the Hummer 3 and it did have an amount of this orange peel on the vertical surfaces. Why is this? I mean, is it normal to have this? I want this color , but am now considering switching to Red Jewel or Victory red instead if this is a common complaint from other members...
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:38 PM   #55
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go with the IOM and just take care of the paint, ITs not going to be like all those crap blk mitsubishis with a faded hood and roof. Gm wil out out quality paint in these cars for sure
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:52 AM   #56
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For what it's worth, I thought I'd make a (poor) comparison shot of IOM vs. Victory Red for those who are worried. Obviously this isn't the best comparison, but maybe it'll calm some fears.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:02 PM   #57
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Here's an even better comparison with the same lighting...

The Vette in the foreground in Victory Red, the Solstice in the distance is Inferno Orange.

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Old 11-06-2008, 06:04 PM   #58
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IOM all the way man, I Love and dont think many will get it in my area which is good, i hated that time frame for 4th gen when everyone had a forest green Camaro, i seen them everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:15 PM   #59
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I do like that orange............................................ ..JRJ
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:50 AM   #60
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damn is that really IOM ? cuz it looks like an ugly ass shade of red. but then some posted pics of an IOM solistice and it looks like a totally different color. much more attractive. these are these same colors ? must be drastically different in different types of light. think these pics helped me decide against going with this color.
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:56 AM   #61
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Definately not orange or at least the orange I was hoping for.................... BUT I really do think its a gorgeous color nevertheless. I has a small sparkle to it. Im probably going to get this color.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:18 AM   #62
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when ppl with victory red paint go to trade in their cars in about ten years or a little less they can just say that they have iom if their paint fades...lol
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:05 AM   #63
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Well, I will be seeing an IOM Camaro at the Miami autoshow today.

There is still some doubt as to whether it is victory red or IOM however I believe it is IOM..

take a look at this thread below and tell me what color you think the camaro is at the Miami auto show happening today..

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9461







There are a couple more so check the thread out..
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:34 AM   #64
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That's Victory Red. There's not even a hint of orange gleam in there like there is on IOM. Not to mention there is no known IOM RS V6 preproduction car out there that we know of as of yet, but there is a Victory Red one and that's probably it.

I really don't know what to make of IOM. I went to see a Solstice at Vera Pontiac/Saturn yesterday in IOM and the color isn't really THAT bad. It's more orange when you see it in person, but then again it was in ideal lighting conditions - it was getting dark.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:01 AM   #65
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That's Victory Red. There's not even a hint of orange gleam in there like there is on IOM. Not to mention there is no known IOM RS V6 preproduction car out there that we know of as of yet, but there is a Victory Red one and that's probably it.

I really don't know what to make of IOM. I went to see a Solstice at Vera Pontiac/Saturn yesterday in IOM and the color isn't really THAT bad. It's more orange when you see it in person, but then again it was in ideal lighting conditions - it was getting dark.
I stopped by the GM dealer yesterday, but they did not have any cars in IOM. I then stopped by the pontiac dealer and checked out a Solstice. They had one in a similar orange. Here are the pics. The car was tucked close to the building in the shade, and it was taken from a cell phone with a 3.2MP camera.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:30 AM   #66
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That's Victory Red. There's not even a hint of orange gleam in there like there is on IOM. Not to mention there is no known IOM RS V6 preproduction car out there that we know of as of yet, but there is a Victory Red one and that's probably it.

I really don't know what to make of IOM. I went to see a Solstice at Vera Pontiac/Saturn yesterday in IOM and the color isn't really THAT bad. It's more orange when you see it in person, but then again it was in ideal lighting conditions - it was getting dark.
I thought for sure it was IOM just because it looks orange, but there are some lighting camera issues. This pic sealed the deal for me - look, even the "RS" badge looks orange:


And the orange Pontiac Solstice has the same paint code as the Camaro, so it's the same color, just a different name.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:37 AM   #67
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Now see, the photos edog took of the Solstice actually look a little more orange and rise my hopes for the color - kind of a slightly richer Hugger Orange metallic. The Solstice I saw at Vera Pontiac was also clearly orange, but it was getting dark. The Victory Red Camaro at South Miami has some pretty bright light above it so of course the highlights are going to be exaggerated to make it look slightly orange, it's the same thing that happens to blue and how some might think it's purple or gray and how some might think it's a pale blue. Lighting affects a lot, which is precisely why I think that if you were to see the controversial Camaro that started this thread in person, the orange would come out. The camera photos are oddly contrasty, because I can't imagine the IOM Solstice I saw in person looking like that, even under that kind of light.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:01 AM   #68
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I thought for sure it was IOM just because it looks orange, but there are some lighting camera issues. This pic sealed the deal for me - look, even the "RS" badge looks orange:


And the orange Pontiac Solstice has the same paint code as the Camaro, so it's the same color, just a different name.
You're right, I can't believe I didn't notice that the RS badge was also orange. So it is victory red taken with a camera that has a strong orange push..
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:03 PM   #69
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Thanks venom for posting these up - this was exactly what I was wondering. It is a great color, however it really confirmed that GM isn't actually offering an orange for the first year of production. Just a dark red, a medium red, and a metallic color-changing red.

Will probably change my order to white now and get a 2-tone color scheme w/ white and hugger orange - probably the way to go as I'll have to get the ground effects painted anyway

It really confuses me why GM would post the pic below on their site and call it IOM after seeing these pics. The only color that matches this I've seen are the cutaway pics which has a real orange on it (which you can also tell isn't a metallic paint). The rest are all red. Really red. Very confusing as all the other colors they've posted on the GM site are pretty much spot on. Any of you GM insiders have the scoop??? I don't want to cancel my order just to wait to see this color in person




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Old 11-11-2008, 11:48 PM   #70
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Here's an even better comparison with the same lighting...

The Vette in the foreground in Victory Red, the Solstice in the distance is Inferno Orange.

OT, but man does cyber grey look sick in this pic. I think it's going to look fantastic on the SS/RS with the midnight silver wheels
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:22 AM   #71
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Man if my Camaro looks as orange as this one does, I will be one happy fella.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:55 AM   #72
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Man if my Camaro looks as orange as this one does, I will be one happy fella.
Is everyone on here being sarcastic? The camaro is just as red as the Ferrari 599 in the background - and NOTHING is more red than a Ferrari

Don't get me wrong, it's a gorgeous color... but it's nowhere near orange

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Old 11-12-2008, 08:20 AM   #73
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Any metal flakes in the paint? Victory red is not metallic, IOM is
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:24 AM   #74
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Guys, you need to go see IOM in person. Period. You will never confuse it with red. It does not look dull. A camera can never replicate what your eye can see.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:17 AM   #75
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Guys, you need to go see IOM in person. Period. You will never confuse it with red. It does not look dull. A camera can never replicate what your eye can see.
I've seen it side by side with Hugger orange and it looks easily reddish next to a real orange color..
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