View Full Version : reds - brilliant vs misano

02-07-2008, 05:02 PM
how close to misano red is brilliant red. ? i have only seen pics of misano. i wont be able to have misano as i will be buying SE. not sure if i like brilliant red or not yet. is it the same shade / hue as the B7's as there are a couple on my dealers forecourt in red. no B8's in red around here for me to look at though. thanks

02-07-2008, 09:44 PM
From 50 feet away, in direct sunlight, you won't be able to tell the 2 colors apart even if they are next to each other. I know this because I went to the dealer and parked a Misano A3 right beside a Brilliant Red B7 A4, and the difference is subtle.

At night under flourescent lighting is a different story. Misano has some orange/copper metallic pearl to it that shows up mostly in the highlights. Overall, this tends to give it a warmer red color. Brilliant Red is your standard (flat, non-metallic) red. It's also cheaper.