There’s a lot about cars that’s subjective. The color of the seats is one of them.
I love white seats in cars. I never even thought about it as an interior color option until I saw my first black 1993 Dodge Stealth RT Turbo with white seats.
I fell in love with the contrasting colors of a black exterior with white seats that seem to invite you into the car. White is a luxurious color for the interior of a car.
But it doesn’t work for every car. And this is where the subjectiveness comes in. Here are some of my favorite cars with white seats.
1. Acura NSX
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The second car ever to impress me with its white leather seats contrasting its black exterior is the Acura NSX.
When the Acura NSX debuted in 1990 it was a turning point for Japanese auto manufacturing. The goal was to design a car that could keep compete with the likes of Ferrari.
And indeed, some styling cues were lifted from the Ferrari 348 like the rear brake cooler that channels air to the rear brakes that mimics the 348’s side strakes.
Just tipping the scale at 3,000 pounds, the NSX was lighter than the Corvettes, 911s and Ferraris of the day. The emphasis of the first generation NSX was driving satisfaction.
2. Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
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Regrettably, Mercedes-Benz will not be making a coupe or cabriolet version of the W223 generation. Mercedes says that the decision was made to streamline the S-Class model range.
The current S560 is a coupe that comes with a 463-horsepower twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 while the high-performance AMG-tuned S63 comes with a more powerful twin turbo 4.0-liter V8 that makes a tire shredding 603 HP.
Just look at the white seats in that supple interior. Gorgeous. A thing of beauty.
It’s such an inviting, luxurious and futuristic place to be with a digital screen housing all your gauges with touch screen.
3. Lamborghini Murcielago
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The Murcielago was an important car for Lamborghini. It was the first Lamborghini to infuse German practicality when the company hooked up with Audi.
The Murcielago took a lot of the templates from other big Lamborghinis that came before it like the Diablo’s tubular steel space frame and a DOHC V12 engine.
Since the transmission slots in between driver and passenger you’ll find that when sitting in the Murci’s driver’s seat your body is pitched a bit to the left.
Due to my love affair with the car that proceeded it I didn’t like the Murcielago much when it was introduced to replace the Diable.
But throughout the years with all the different iterations available, the Murcielago has found a place in my heart.
And just look at the white leather seats of this LP640 Versace Edition.
4. Ferrari Testarossa
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Another car I wasn’t too fond of as a kid was the Ferrari Testarossa. At the time I preferred the shape of the smaller 308, 348 and 355.
Also, I rarely think that a white exterior with white leather seats looks good – too much of a good thing.
But as you grow and mature, you’re view on things change with experience. Now a Ferrari Testarossa with this exact color combination is high on my wish list.
Not only do I think this color combination looks absolutely fantastic. But I think the white on white is in keeping with the excess milieu of the 1980s.
5. Rolls Royce Phantom
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Look at the white leather seats of this Rolls Royce Phantom.
Doesn’t it just make you want to jump in get chauffeured somewhere, anywhere?
Even if it’s just around the block the Phantom swathes you in a vast expanse of wood, metal accents and acres of fine leather.
Did you know that buying a brand-new Rolls Royce Phantom costs less than buying a brand-new Lamborghini Aventador?
And if you’re a fan of the arts, you can order your new Phantom with custom artwork in place of the standard instrument panel trim.
Additionally, depending on your preference there’s standard and long wheelbase versions of the Rolls Royce Phantom.
6. Lamborghini Gallardo
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What can I say, I love Lamborghinis.
And my favorite of all time, one that I’m looking forward to owning in the near future is the Lamborghini Gallardo.
I like the idea of having custom white seats in my favorite Lamborghini. But I’m not sure if I would go as far as adding white leather to the extent of this particular Gallardo.
Nevertheless, it gives me some idea of what it might look like in my car. Like the Lamborghini Murcielago, the Gallardo benefits from Volkswagen AG’s Audi subsidiary.
Thanks to this partnership, the Gallardo got an alloy space frame, stereo, climate control and various dashboard switches from Audi.
7. Porsche 911
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At the risk of sounding like such a hater, when I was younger, I also wasn’t a massive fan of Porsches – I didn’t get the hype.
But the fact that I have since become a convert speaks volumes about the manufacturer’s undeniability. After all these years I’m beginning to understand.
These are special sports cars to the highest degree. I mean just look at the white leather seats of this 1987 911.
It makes me want to hop in and take it for a spin. This 1987 is part of the beloved air-cooled generation of Porsches.
It has 228 HP 3.2-liter flat-six coupled to a desirable five speed Getrag G50 manual transmission that makes the car so much fun to drive.
8. Ferrari LaFerrari
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With a 950 HP hybrid engine, the Ferrari LaFerrari certainly set the bar high for the hypercar category. And would you just look at those sporty white leather seats.
Since they’re fixed to the carbon monocoque chassis of the you’re given a lever to adjust the distance of the accelerator and brake pedal.
And you can adjust the distance of the steering wheel for a more comfortable driving position.
Like the Pagani Huayra, the LaFerrari features moveable body panels to aid in driving performance.
One of my favorite features of the car is its Group C car design inspiration which you can see in the way that portions of the roof move with the door to give you more room for ingress and egress.
9. Mazda 3
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The interior of affordable cars is looking more luxurious than ever before.
Chief among them for me is the Mazda 3, specifically the Touring and Grand Touring trim level from 2017 to 2018.
This is the generation that brought luxury into the economy car lexicon and did so expertly. While the latest Mazda 3 is beautiful, this is such a wonderful place to be.
And the driving experience for an economy car is so satisfying. While I prefer the darker leather interior in Mazda 3s, the white seats featured here are hard to ignore.
This generation is the sharpest looking car in its class. And it’s the first Mazda 3 where I preferred the look of the sedan over the hatchback.
10. BMW M8 Coupe
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I was sad when BMW retired the M6, again. But those tears quickly evaporated when I saw the gorgeous, sensuous looks of the M8.
Also available as a convertible or Gran Coupe with four doors, the white leather seats of this M8 coupe makes you feel like you’re entering a posh spaceship more than a car.
The leather interior is beautifully stitched and comes with standard luxurious features.
Like the Mercedes-Benz two door version of the S-Class, every version of the M8 boasts a mighty twin turbo V8 paired with a specialized all-wheel-drive system.
And like the S-Class coupe the M8 has a 12.1-inch digital gauge cluster.
11. Infiniti Q60
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Like the G35 and G37 that proceeded it, the latest Infiniti Q60 boasts a stunning design that finds its way to the interior of the car.
Here the seats are dressed in white leather that underscores the car’s premium luxury aspirations.
Given the parent company’s financial troubles, it’s understandable that for the second-generation Infiniti received help from Mercedes-Benz for the development of the base turbo charged four cylinder and V6 engines.
The gorgeous design of the car is all Infiniti, however. But the driving dynamics for the price underscores the Q60 budget luxury category.