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Base Model S Red!

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by benraemon, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. benraemon

    benraemon New Member

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    I'm disappointed that they don't offer a red colour for the base Model S in the design studio.

    I think it is a shame they only offer the signature red on the Model S Signature. The base model should have access to it, maybe as an option.

    Do other car makers limit their colour selections like this?
     
  2. Tech26

    Tech26 Member

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    I'm also wishing they would have the crimson/red color available for the non-signature cars. How hard could it be to load the paint guns with red for some of the base models? And yes, there are a lot of car makers that make special run colors only available on the more expensive vehicles they produce.

    Conversely, they don't offer the dark blue on the signature vehicles, but it is available for the regular run cars.
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    There is a red called muir red which was shown at the factory event in early October. It has not yet been added to the online configurator.

    The red in question here is also called "signature red", so it's no wonder it's something special only for the signature cars.
     
  4. ckessel

    ckessel Active Member

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    This is something of a concern for me as well. The only Sig color I like is the Pearl White. Maybe the Sig red, but I'm not big on red in general and it sounds like it may be significantly more expensive. I really like the blue and green on the non-sigs.
     
  5. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Pearl White from other car makers is a premium color, even more costly than metallic.
     
  6. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    I'm currently at the Fashion Island (Newport CA) store, and the store manager Kyrsten said that they're hearing a lot of people who want other signature colors, particularly blue... so she says to tell your local manager... and they'll probably listen.
     

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