Porsche Fans Chose This As Their Favorite Paint Color
Few things bring out more anger, happiness, and rivalry in people than sports. And after the conclusion of this year’s NCAA March Madness tournament, it’s fair to assume there were millions of people both thrilled and disappointed about the Baylor Bears’ win over the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the 2021 final.
Porsche got involved in the March Madness spirit as well, not by making any basketball brackets or endorsements, but by creating a tournament of their own. The Porsche Tournament of Colors began in March as an ode to the famous basketball competition, but it featured a full bracket of Porsche paint colors that followers of the brand’s Twitter could vote on, and hope that their favorite colors could go all the way.
Sapphire Blue Metallic Wins The Tournament
Sapphire Blue Metallic, as announced by Porsche’s Twitter account, was declared the winner on April 12 after almost a month of Twitter polls that pitted the 64 colors against one another. The Tournament began with the picture you see below, as a 64-color bracket divided into four categories. Those categories included the Classic color group, Modern color group, Metallic color group, and the Non-Metallic color group.
Speaking in March Madness terms, the “final four” came from one of each category.
The four finalists were Voodoo Blue (#1 Seed) from the Non-Metallic group, Guards Red (#7 Seed) from the Classic group, Miami Blue (#5 Seed) from the Modern group, and of course, Sapphire Blue Metallic (#2 Seed) from the Metallic group.
Sapphire Blue Metallic beat out Miami Blue in the final vote by a margin of just 51% to 49%. A total of 2,945 people voted on the final poll which comes out to 1,501 votes for Sapphire Blue Metallic and 1,444 votes for Miami Blue. That’s a difference of just 57 votes.
Taking into consideration the younger demographic that Twitter users belong to, a different outcome could easily have happened if older Porsche fans had a chance to vote on these polls.
Three of the top four colors in the semi-finals were a variation of blue. Taking just a quick glance at the bracket shows just how popular the color has become in general. The Modern color category had four different blues to start with while the Classic category had just one. Some of the most famous Porsche colors of all time like Guards Red, Irish Green, Oak Green Metallic, and Signal Orange didn’t even make the final four.
However, choosing favorite colors is a difficult matter when it comes to cars. A 911 Targa and a 911 GT3 can look completely different with the same exact color, just as a classic 911 can pull off the bright ‘60s colors where a modern one can’t. “Subjective” is the right word for this whole tournament, but competition will always be fun nonetheless.
Pick your favorite color from the list and tell us which one is the best!
Max Larsen is the Porsche reporter at Torque News. Since he was 15 years old Max was building old cars and selling them for profit, spawning his love for cars. He has been around Porsches his entire life. His grandfather had several 911s and he’s owned two Porsche 944s, which made the auto-shop class cars a lot simpler. Reading old car magazines and seeing press cars at shows gave him the passion to write and pursue the industry. He is currently studying Journalism at Western Washington University and writing for the racing team there locally. Follow Max on Torque News Porsche and on Twitter at @maxlarsencars. Search Torque News Porsche for daily Porsche news coverage by our expert automotive reporters.