In 2006 you may have started to hear a car referred to as being “murdered out”. I say "may have" because if you’re not in your late teens, or early 20’s and/or have some kids at home, you may not be familiar with the term. As a general rule of thumb, if you are over the age of 30, you probably shouldn’t be walking around using phrases like “that Porsche was evil; bitch was all murdered out!”
Some people give credit to Rob Drydek (professional skateboarder) for coining the term on his MTV reality show. Regardless of its origin, it simply refers to a car that has been completely blacked out: black paint, black wheels, calipers, interior, trim, tint, accessories, etc.
Today’s trend on these blacked out cars seems to be taking things a step further. In late 2007 Gemballa unveiled their Mirage GT Black Edition in an amazing “flat black”. Normally, I’m not a big fan of Gemballa. I like what they do from a tuning standpoint, but for me their styling is a little too over the top. However, in this instance, I think they got it right.
After seeing all the interest in the Gemballa Mirage GT, I was curious. How many other flat black cars were out there, specifically flat black Porsches? Surprisingly I found quite a few (including the one at the top of this post). At the end of this post are a few additional pictures (you can click on any one of them for a full size view).
Any of you have pictures of your flat black Porsche you want to share? If so, post them on our and we will include them in our follow up to this article.
So, here’s my question. Is “flat black” the new black? What do you think?