A Not-So Shiny Future
GQ's authority on all things auto, Kevin Sintumuang, keeps telling me that matte finishes on cars are the next big thing. But until I'd got to Milan, I'd never actually seen one on the road. And then, two nights ago, there in the parking lot at the Bulgari Hotel, was a matte-black Ferrari (very cool), a matte-black Porsche 911 (very Mad Max), and a two-tone, baby-and-navy-blue Ferrari (very questionable). I'm psyched to see some examples of this trend back in the States, but something tells me it might be a while till GM and Chrysler jump on it.—a.r.