When you visit Ford‘s exhibit at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, you’ll notice a host of performance vehicles painted in a nice blue color called Liquid Blue. The tone is a special blue hue no better exemplified than by the 2016 Ford GT show car, 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R, and 2017 F-150 Raptor, as well as the Focus and Fiesta ST. But when it comes time to purchase any one of these awesome machines, consumers will not be able to opt for Liquid Blue on the order sheet.
As reported by Road & Track, Ford is using Liquid Blue to designate vehicles from the recently-established global “Ford Performance” division. But the color is a complicated, multi-layer paint that is not viable for production. To note, certain show-car colors have trickled down to production in the past but as of this writing, Ford has no intention of making Liquid Blue a production color.
Perhaps when the Focus RS and Shelby GT350 hit the streets, Ford can find a way to make Liquid Blue a convenient proposition for production. We certainly hope that will be the case, because the color looks fast.