Sports cars are notorious for their symbolic red coat of paint, but why is that?
Donut Media’s Nolan decided to take the question to heart and, armed with a child’s toy and some friendly encouragement from James Pumphrey, he uncovered why sports cars are commonly pictured as existing in a single color, red.
Turns out the color red holds a lot of subconscious. It symbolizes lust, power and violence. In fact, one study revealed the men were more likely to find a lady attractive if she just had the color red near her. Of course, on the flip side, it can make people apprehensive. There’s a lot of red things in this world that’ll probably poison you.
But a more specific example comes from 1907, when Count Scipione Borghese won the Peking to Paris race in Italy’s Itala Mod. Of course, that car was red.