If red is passion and danger, black is cool and menacing, and silver is just asleep--then a bright yellow car just screams, "HEY! OVER HERE!" Despite being the color of every daisy ever drawn in crayon, yellow is no wallflower. No matter what vehicle it sits on or what it is called, a yellow car simply screams for attention.
Even better for some, yellow is second only to white in its ability to hide crappy bodywork. Small wonder, then, it's become so popular among hot-rodders and hooligans of all types, whose desire to look good may well exceed their budget for doing so. Either way, as "high impact" colors go, nothing hits onlookers square in the eye like the visual hammer that is a bright yellow car!
Lotus is a fairly small company -- and like most small companies, it doesn't often change what doesn't need to be changed. Lemon Yellow was Lotus' near default color from 1976 through 1991. It's PPG Code 83935, Autocolor code 0455. However, in the modern era, Lotus is more closely associated with a gorgeous pearl yellow known as Solar. Introduced in 2014, Solar has become quite popular as an aftermarket color among the tuner and super bike set.
BASF code 751846.
Used from 1993 to 1998 on the first generation Viper, this was a color you simply could not escape if you cared anything about cars during this decade. Also known (unfortunately) as Dandelion Yellow.
PPG code 83431, Dupont B9333 and Sherwin Williams 46948.
This striking yellow is true to its name, being about three time the color of any other here listed. Introduced in 2015 for the Mustang (later Focus), Triple Yellow appears to shift from a bright Canary, to Mustard to Dark Ochre depending on the angle.
Factory code M7338, PPG 937696 and BASF 913696.
This is what you might call the "modern" Lamborghini Yellow. A slightly deeper and more sophisticated shade than the old Superfly, Giallo does a much better job of highlighting the sharp character lines and angular surfaces modern Lamborghinis are known for. Somewhat comparable to Ford's Triple Yellow.
PPG code 84902, BASF code 619640.