I had the Red candy on my 2011 Fiesta. It really did sparkle in the sunlight.
Now the 2011 red candy had special metallic flakes that were glass coated that was produced by only one company in the world. A German owned company that was located in Japan. (why it costs extra for the special colors) When all the disasters occured in japan, I had heard that the supply of the metal flakes was either seriously reduced or cut off completely and that Ford was going to re-formulate the Red candy paint. ????