Jim, as far as I know, the passion red is the victory red of the C6 vette - it`s non metallic.Thanks for the side-by-side photo. I originally had a 2004 Crimson Pearl and traded it for a 2006 Infra-Red. When looking at photos or seeing them individually at the dealer, I did not see a real difference. I had to park them side-by-side (as in your photo) to notice the difference between the two. I chose to trade for the 2006 as much for the upgrades in the XLR as for the color choice. I guess that I would have to see the new red in person to see if I liked it. It appears that it doesn't have as much of a metallic paint look to it as the other Reds.