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Old 09-04-2011, 01:39 PM
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Default Caviar - what does it look like in real life?

Has anybody here seen a caviar XJ? Can you describe the color to me? The pictures I have seen on line range from burgundy to dark brown? I'm also interested in the contrast between the bodycolor and the black pillar on the sides of rear windshield

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As you'ved described it, "ranging from burgundy to dark brown", is fairly accurate. Caviar is one of the "Xirallic" paint choices (extra sparkly, multi-hued metallic flake paint). Caviar looks brilliant in bright sunlight, refracting flashes of maroon and burgundy hues, but can appear a little dull and mousy under overcast skies. Unlike Indigo (another Xirallic paint), which registers as nearly black under less-than-sunny conditions, Caviar just looks brown. With Caviar, the black C pillar never quite disappears under any lighting condition(if the pillar bothers you).

It's a beautiful color IMHO - check out YouTube if you're interested in seeing Caviar under various lighting and weather conditions (too many examples).
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My dealer described it as a very deep purple. In the showroom it looked like a black brown and the pillars were not very noticeable. It was the color I originally wanted until I tried to get one in my area.
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Thanks guys. Anybody else - particularly as to the "dull," "mousy" "just looks brown" appearance. I don't want a brown car but think a burgundy or deep purple would look cool
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Imagine fine mahogany furniture with burgundy undertones, very classy
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Thanks guys. Anybody else - particularly as to the "dull," "mousy" "just looks brown" appearance. I don't want a brown car but think a burgundy or deep purple would look cool
"Dull and mousy" sounds a bit harsh, sorry, I didn't want to leave you with that impression, but chocolate brown tending towards aubergine is definitely the color you get under less-than-sunny conditions; certainly not burgundy or deep purple. Something about the "Xirallic" paint makes it look non-metallic under low-light conditions unlike standard metallic paint which appears metallic under most lighting situations - go figure

Caviar was one of my top color choices - my first test drive was in a Caviar XJ, unfortunately under inclement conditions. Yeah, it appeared brown, but not in an off-putting way, and I'm certain I would've been happy with that choice had I bought Caviar.

Watch the CNET review of a Caviar XJ SS performed under inclement conditions, and shows a fair representation of Caviar (at least on my monitor). 2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport - YouTube
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I agree with the comment about this Jaguar metallic paint. My Ultimate Black, unlike other metallic painted cars I have owned, does not look metallic at all unless it's out in the sun and then it really sparkles. That being said, I would make sure you like the color either way.
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Hey, this doesn't look so bad, some sorta dark burgundy as already said , dandy color
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In Oz caviar is BLACK.

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