I did choose and with the brilliant black. Looks much meaner and when clean is sure an eyesight. Red was my other option as I was in your shoes, but at the dealer the black looked much better to me. As for the quote above this is not true. Up close it looks black, just like far away. And has speckles of other colors to make it really shine. The black is the main coat. The speckles give it the "brilliant" color. Not the other way around. Get black. As long as you plan on washing it once a week if youre a daily driver like I am.Red. Two reasons:
1) I like high impact bright colours. The boring 'BMW colours' (black, white, silver, dark blue) just don't work for me on a Muscle car.
2) The metallic they put in the black is just wrong. When you look at it up close in the sun, it doesn't even look like black. Looks like metallic silver/grey with black in it or something?!?
Both opinions are only worth about 2 cents each...