I’ve owned two 1987 Chevy Camaros. The first one had a black and red interior. I didn’t like it. It’s not that I thought this color combination was a bad interior choice. I just didn’t feel like it worked for my Camaro.
I’ve since seen many high-end cars sporting black and red interiors and I think they look sensational. I’ve also noticed that higher trim levels are where you’ll find cars with black and red interiors.
The interior of a car matters because this is where you’ll be spending most of your time whether you’re the driver or a passenger. Here are a handful of cars with black and red interior that I think look pretty cool.
1. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Just take a look at the black and red interior of this Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
All together the SLS had a production run from 2010 to 2014. It gave birth to other cool Mercedes sports cars like the Mercedes-Benz GT coupe, which is also high on my want list.
The SLS comes in both roadster and coupe. I would go for the coupe because then you get those cool gullwing doors that lends the SLS that extra bit of something cool.
This is an incredibly fast and rare super car with a 6.2-liter V8 engine making 583 horsepower. It’s mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends all that power to the rear wheels.
2. Bentley Continental GT
Another car that’s high on my list is the Bentley Continental GT. This is the latest model which was introduced in 2017.
Look at this one and its subtle use of red to highlight interesting areas of the interior. The way the red compliments the swathes of black make the interior of the Continental GT a sumptuous space to go for a ride.
I love how Bentley modernized the exterior without taking away from what gives the exterior such a gorgeous silhouette.
Even though Bentley makes a convertible – there’s a guy in my wife’s and my neighborhood that drives an all-black convertible – I prefer the hard top version like the SLS.
3. Infiniti Q60
What about this interior?
The way the use of red serves to compliment the mostly black environment rather than compete against it is one of the things that drew me to the Infiniti Q60.
It looks like a nice comfortable place to commute to work. It also looks as sporty as it does luxurious.
Infiniti has been producing drop-dead gorgeous coupes since the G35.
But the only thing that stops me from actually owning this car is that as unbelievable as that interior looks. Sad to say the driving dynamics aren’t as exciting.
4. Aston Martin Vanquish
Even with the new Aston Martins prowling the streets, I’m still a huge fan of the now older styling.
Particularly, look at the water fall design of the upper center console in this 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish. Notice the role the color red plays in accenting that design. It telegraphs just what this car is engineered for: performance and speed.
Yes, the new DB11 is a better car. And even though it’s taken me some time, I have come around to appreciate the new car.
But this older Aston Martin Vanquish – in my opinion – has an air of exclusivity that’s all about style, style and more style. And no new Aston Martin can take that away.
5. Rolls-Royce Dawn
If I ever get a Rolls-Royce, it’s got to be the Dawn. Even the CEO of Rolls-Royce, Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes calls the Dawn the, sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built.
I 100% agree.
This isn’t a car for the introvert. With the soft roof down, the Dawn lets the sun shine come in in a way the Wraith can’t.
I want a Dawn with a Salamanca Blue exterior and Mandarin leather interior.
So far, we’ve been looking at car interiors with red accenting black. And now with the Rolls-Royce Dawn, it seems we have the inverse with black accenting red.
Tell me you wouldn’t want to go for a ride in this space. It’s absolutely beautiful as only a Rolls-Royce can be.
6. Acura TLX
With an interior that looks sportier than ever before, the black and red leather appointments in this 2021 Acura TLX makes me want to go for a drive.
The TLX is a reminder that you don’t have to empty your bank account for a luxurious experience.
The Acura TLX is what happened when Acura merged the upscale aspirations of the TL with the sportiness of the TSX.
The TLX is either powered by a turbocharged 272 HP inline-four or a twin-turbo V6 with all-wheel drive standard.
Both engines are controlled by a 10-speed automatic. The TLX competes with the likes of the Audi A6 and BMW 5-Series.
7. BMW M8
Speaking of BMWs…
When BMW announced that it would no longer be producing the M6, I was bummed. But as soon as they rolled out its replacement, I got over it.
To say that the M8 is fast is a bit of an understatement. It has a 617 HP twin turbo V8 that outperforms Ferrari’s 710 HP 488 Pista!
The black and red leather interior of this M8 is beautifully stitched with appropriately upscale trim pieces.
Even though many luxury cars are adopting a digital gauge cluster. The 12.1-inch digital display in the BMW M8 looks especially futuristic to me.
Since there’s plenty of room for front seat passengers, I wouldn’t get this car in anything but a coupe.
8. Audi R8
Audi sets itself apart from the rest of the German luxury car market with unique exterior and interior designs that’s all Audi. You’re not going to mistake one of these cars for anything else.
To illustrate the point: even though I still prefer the looks of the first generation R8, I can’t deny how elegant the interior of this second gen is.
I like the attention to detail in how the dashboard is black and the lower parts of the interior like the seats and center console are red.
In a sports car like this, brighter colors in areas as high as the dashboard tend to reflect off the windshield when the sun is out making it difficult to see.
9. Chevrolet Corvette
I was watching Money Pit starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long the other day. Joe Mantegna’s character drove a red Corvette with red interior.
My dad’s favorite color was red.
I don’t know. To me it seems like you have to really like the color red to make it a dominant color theme for the interior of a car.
I much prefer the way red is used in this red C8 Corvette. This is a car I’ve yet to experience. But I’m looking forward to when I get the chance.
GM has been flirting with the idea of a Corvette with the engine in back for decades. Now that it’s here, it took a while for the C8 Corvette to grow on me.
Now that it has, it won’t let go.
10. Ferrari SF90
I love the way the black and red play together in the interior of this Ferrari SF90.
I also love the way only the padded parts of the seats are red. If you squint, you can see inspiration from the La Ferrari.
In spite of its head turning looks, however I just don’t lust after the SF90 the way I do other Ferraris. Nevertheless, the SF80 is an undeniably beautiful sports car with face-melting speed.
Under the sheet metal it’s powered by a twin turbocharged V8 supported by three electric motors to boost horsepower numbers like the La Ferrari.
You can pick up an SF90 for the same cool half a million dollars it’ll cost you to get your hands on a Lamborghini Aventador.