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 |  Mar 24 2012, 3:41 PM

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Without seeing the images, the idea of a matte green Lamborghini Aventador sounded awful to us. But after seeing images, we’re impressed by how fitting the flat Army green shade looks on the Italian super car.

That makes us wonder if there’s any color that the Aventador could possibly look bad in. The matte green Aventador doesn’t have quite the aggressive appearance that the matte black Aventador does, but it’s also rarer. The satin black wheels are a fantastic complement to the entire package.

The LP700-4 was spotted in Zurich, Switzerland where it recently sold for about $580,000 with 621 miles on the odometer. Yes, that’s quite the premium over the Aventador’s MSRP of $376,000, but someone clearly didn’t care when it comes to having 700 hp from a 6.5L V12 at the palm of their hands.

We know you’re thinking it — this is totally what a Halo Warthog would look like as an exotic super car.

GALLERY: Matte Green Lamborghini Aventador

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[Source: Carbuzz]

 |  Nov 02 2011, 5:55 PM

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Matte-black is so played out. For that matter, matte-white paint jobs pretty much are too. But what about matte orange, blue and green? Not just yet.

Next year, yes, you may be sick of them, but it’s hard not to be at least amused by a matte-orange widebody Nissan GT-R (above), or a matte-red BMW 5 Series wagon.

Let your eyes taste the rainbow in our gallery below.

GALLERY: Matte Cars of the 2011 SEMA Show

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Check out all the Matte-Black cars from the SEMA Show here.

 |  Jul 17 2010, 7:19 AM

Looks like the matte paint styles are being taken to a new level. With the introduction of affordable vinyl wraps, car owners are able to change the look of their car’s exterior on a budget, with the ability to revert it back to factory with ease.

Last year Vivid Racing took a customer’s BMW 750LI and covered it with a very flashy gold vinyl wrap for the 2009 Gumball 3000. There’s no doubt the reflective gold did its job for Gumball, but clearly the owner wanted something… more subtle for the streets. So Vivid Racing rewrapped the car with matte green vinyl giving it a bit of an army theme. We’re actually surprised at how subtle and clean it looks. That’s not to say that we love it, but we don’t hate it either.

The 750LI also got a smoked taillight treatment, lowering springs from H&R and a set of 22-inch EXE Wheels wrapped with Nitto Invo tires. Vivid Racing seems to be making a name for themselves  in vinyl wrap jobs, so if you’re in the Arizona area and want one yourself, make sure to look them up.

GALLERY: Vivid Racing Matte Green BMW 7-Series

[Source: Vivid Racing]