• Jul 14th 2010 at 4:56PM
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Chevrolet Volt in 'Victory Red' – click above for high-res image gallery

When we arrived at General Motors' Michigan battery plant in Brownstown Township this afternoon, we were greeted by the sight of the first-ever red Chevrolet Volt. This "Victory Red" example is one of between 30 and 40 manufacturing validation vehicles built so far at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. Those cars were preceded by about three dozen production verification cars built since late March of this year. This particular example was built about one week ago.

In the next two to three weeks, General Motors will start building so-called "salable" Volts which will go into the captured test fleet for GM employees to accumulate miles and catch any last minute glitches before the cars enter full production in November.

What do you think – does Victory Red suit the Volt? Have your say in 'Comments.'

Photos by Sam Abuelsamid / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I saw 4 of the test cars in beat up primer gray and still thought they looked good. The car looked better in person and I think people will be impressed when it hits the street.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a Chevy Cruze with lipstick, mascara and an electric motor.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am not a fan of red cars, I look for a "Natural Green Pearl volt "

      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it mostly from the rear 3/4 view, but the last pic just
      goes to prove even greenies are wastefull, nice parking job!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Funny. It makes it look like a pretty, ordinary car. Probably their goal.

      But maybe part of the appeal of the Prius is that people knew you were driving a non-ordinary car. Why not get some use out of the old Saab group and make a design that cannot be mistaken for an ordinary internal combustion car?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not bad, but the interior on this one really looks good. I prefer the grey dash trim to the "Apple iPod white"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Red. the color of passion.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is not the Opel Ampera some kind of twin to the Volt ? It really looks nice but I do not think it can be sold now . That makes me very sad. I am ready to buy it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A car of the future should be painted with future paint, not 60's paint. Future paint? How about glow in the dark paint? How about insulating paint like NASA uses? How about reflective paint?
      All the 'fake' moldings, grills and such waste time and talent on gimmicks.
      COVER THE WHEEL WELLS, so the tires won't drag so much.
      BOAT TAIL the car to make it bigger and more aerodynamic.
      Add a smooth BELLY PAN for aero efficiency.
      Make the engine removable (portable generator run from the driver's seat).
      • 5 Years Ago
      The red looks good on the car, IMO.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think the Volt is the best looking hybrid car out there. I just hope it sells well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't want to be rude, but i think the Volt design is already outdated and vastly too conservative for such an innovating car...

        And the roof line is soooo low! I think peoples will simply gradually reject designs with such narrow windows. This is a total nonsense in term of active security and is guaranted to provide claustrophobic sensations... I don't get the point of this design trend, really...

      • 5 Years Ago
      Generally not a fan of red cars, and that's got a bit too much orange in it, but damn, that's a sharp looking car!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, red isn't my favorite color normally but this one looks ok. And I am finally getting used to, and kind of liking the black accent under the side windows. The euro style 'bonnet', not so much.
        But it all comes down to MSRP now.
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