It’s a Plaid Plaid Plaid Plaid World

Much maligned and misunderstood, the plaid interior isn’t always a crime against design. In the right car, at the hands of the right designer, it cannot be matched for charm. Every few years VW releases a Rabbit with plaid seat inserts, but I think it’s even been several years since we last saw them. Like our earlier look at blue cars with red interiors, it can look amazing in classic sportscars.

Sadly, I’m having a hard time imagining this looking good on a contemporary supercar. It looks fabulous in this Gullwing Mercedes, but I’m not sure it would be such a showstopper in a modern Mercedes SLR. I’d love to see someone do this in their modern 911. The car has enough of it’s heritage appearance (barely) that it might be able to pull it off.

Ok, so maybe it doesn't always work

3 responses to “It’s a Plaid Plaid Plaid Plaid World”

  1. Jon says:

    This is one tradition that I don’t miss, actually…

  2. stefan says:

    Some new plaid on the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

  3. nlpnt says:

    GTIs have had the plaid continuously since the Mk5 was launched in the mid-00s. If only they offered it in something other than black.

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