Then it got tricky. “Which colour for the front and rear grills?” Jascha asked. After considering black – too menacing – and polished silver – too loud – Jascha kindly offered me brown carbon, which handily matched my copper body. Ish. Might have looked bloody awful in the flesh.
A mirror shine on the grill was too much, ditto for the number 16 painted on the front grill (“Brown, please, Jascha. We are not animals”, I said wisely).
Then wing mirrors – a nice horizontal two-tone split worked. But then, my goodness, that curving C line behind the windows that wraps the roof line down, round the body, to the skirts. Copper or white? Every time Jascha changed it, it changed the whole car. I was getting nervous. Eventually I surrendered to the higher power that is Jascha. “You choose”, I said, feebly.
Then the wheel design, followed by wheel colour. “In for a penny”, I cried with abandon, selecting matching copper, before doubling down again with the EB in white – “It’s my initials!” I reasoned with Jascha; he smiled politely but I think we both knew that was a move no paying customer would make.
I could have brake calipers in a unique colour but that would take five months, Jascha warned me. “God lord, Jashca, time is money,” I reasoned as I declined. He nodded sagely.
Then it was sky view panels (or panoramic roof as we call it). I took his point that it would make the interior lighter but it made the roof messy.