Why are Taycan Colors so wrong on the Porsche Website

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    Is it just me, or are we getting different colors for the Taycan here in the USA?

    When I try to configure my Taycan on the Porsche website, and I pick the only red option, it comes up as a dark ugly red vs. what I see on stage at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

    Some of the other colors on the Configuration page appear to be so far off no one would ever order them.

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    Porsche's configurator is the worst at properly displaying colors. It's honestly atrocious.
     
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    I would hazard a guess that you are looking at 2 different colors - Carmine Red (GTS Red, Arena Red) on the configurator and Guards Red on the car on the show stand. They are indeed very different colors. I don't think Guards Red is a color option yet. Perhaps only on Special Wishes cars?
     
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    That’s not a dark ugly red.
     
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    Thats just personal taste. For me the darker read is beautiful, that light red is not attractive at all, The light red is the only color I have seen the Porsche that I do not like. But its just personal preference. I am tired of seeing 75% of all Porsches black, grey, silver or white, although I am leaning to the white.....:CWL:

    And I agree the color configurator seems terrible. The white doesn't even look like white. It looks like an off white. At first I thought it was my computer ( a brand new apple mac), but then it was the same in my office computer, just slightly off white.

    But the Taycan really is beautiful! Great design after months of the mules being trashed on this forum. Yes, a bit more conservative than some Mission E enthusiasts wanted, but really looks great, especially to people that have not really been paying attention to the Mission E and see the Taycan for the first time....such as some of my personal friends that I showed photos to.
     
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    I wonder if GT Silver metallic will be a special color for Taycan
     
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    Dont think so but ice grey mettalic
     
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    I hear the Taycan at the Frankfurt show was Guards Red, not Carmine Red. Not sure why they would present it that way, unless Guards Red will be available in Germany/Europe, but not North America
     
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    It was Carmin but with all the lights on it it just popped off the floor! If you gave it a bit of a shadow the deep Carmin color came back. And no guards red is not available in Europe either....at least not for now.
     

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