Late afternoon sun in January in Northern California doesn't show this color to the best effect. In fact most of the time it just looks bright white. You have to get up close to see the paint effects. I am considering having the exterior ceramic coated. Still weighing the +/= but will post more photos if I go forward. My wife insisted on the big brakes that come as part of the AMG (appearence) option. God I love her. 68 years young a still loves a car that performs. Too bad we could only (barely) afford the 4 banger.