Quick Overview

Engine Colour Modifications are now available in game to Commanders in both Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous: Horizons. Please ensure your software has been updated to the latest version.


Leave your enemies in the coloured dust of your choosing! Engine thruster colours allow you to add extra customisation to any ship you own and will also change the colour of the smoke trail left by your engines.

Product Information

Engine Colour Modifications are cosmetic items that change the colour of a ship's engine thruster and smoke trails.  Changes will affect your ship but will not change Ship Launched Fighters or SRVs.


Purchasing an Engine Colour Modification in the Elite Dangerous online store allows you to use it in-game via any Starport Services.


When docked in your ship, bring up the Starport Services Menu. Navigate to the Outfitting menu, then to the Livery, and select ‘Detailing’. Purchased Engine Colour Modifications can be applied to your ship here.

• This cosmetic item can be used with any ship you currently own.
• It does NOT alter the performance parameters of your Ship in any way. It is purely a cosmetic item.
• If your ship is destroyed you will need to re-apply any Weapon Colour Modifications you wish to use.