I like the modified TR interior because there is a lot of other red bits on the car to go with the same color theme.
There is red on the beauty covers, front and rear C5 & hood Z06 emblems as well as wheel center caps, brake calibers, instrument gauge pointers (actually orangish red), embroidery on the seat back head rests and of course red tail & brake lights.
I agree that the best exteriors to go with it are TR or black. I'm surprised the modified TR is not as popular on the new EBs. I think that would look quite elegant.
There is just something about red seats and lower trim panels under the dash and door panels that makes all color Z06s even more special in a visual sense. Those red beauty covers on the engine draw more attention to what's rather special under the hood just as the red seats do for the interior.
I switched. Went from Quicksilver with solid black to..........
Torch Red with the Bordello Red interior. Only ever saw one TR with Mod Red and it was in the GM booth at our local car show this past winter. It looked better in the flesh than it did in pictures, so I bit.
So far the only complaint came from my wife. Said she did not want to get into a Red car.
So, I said that's OK you don't have to get in. Well she did the other day. Her first comment was - why is this one so much louder than the last one ?
Guess that answer's the exhaust sound poll for the 2002's.
I was very impressed with mod red that I saw in pictures. Somehow it ddn't look as good in person. Not that I had a choice but I ended up with black. Carbon fiber all around really helps out the interior.
I tend to keep vehicles I really like for a long time ('89 Coupe: 8 years, Harley: 16 years...Honda GoldWing: 1.5 months!) ...so I wanted the black interior. As the years go by, I can keep the black looking good with Magic Markers®, shoe polish, model paint, etc. I fear the red bits would fade, not be easily touched-up (as paints & markers wouldn't EXACTLY match) leaving the interior looking worn. I also didn't feel I could still be in "love" with the 2-tone look for years & years. I DO plan to get a set of Wet Okole black/red Z06 covers for the AZ heat. Then I can have both interiors & change when I get tired of one or the other. HarleyB