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Did the matte 3 get darker after the reveal?

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  1. kaess

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    #1 kaess, May 21, 2016
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    To me, it looks like matte prototype Model 3 was a grey, gun metal matte color on reveal night; however, the photos of the car in the days that followed show a much darker matte black color. The door handles show that it is indeed the same car in both sets of photos.

    What do you think? I prefer the lighter matte color.

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  2. zenmaster

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    Looks similar in the actual video. I like the look.
     
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    That's as crazy as the red at the reveal....that stage lighting did bizarre things. Sometimes it looked like MultiCoat Red, others like the Signature Red (which is my hope for final color). Still in others it looked almost orange.

    But yes....those post reveals are the most impressive Dark Matte.....as opposed to the grey in the reveal which looks silver in one of your shots.

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  4. garsh

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    No. Just different lighting conditions and different cameras.
     
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    it looks like the wheels are different from the third picture.
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    oops could be wrong it might just be the angle
     
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    I'll take as is......:)
     
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    The chrome Tesla logo on the trunk lid has to go.
     
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    So de-badge it.
     
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    Should be Carbon Fiber.

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  10. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    The logo is darkened on the other points (above front wheels, hood), so the one in the back jumps out at ya.
     
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    While I don't like the matte black, looking at those interior shots do make me realize I might like the dark interior for the first time in my life. I normally always get tan or grey seats, and never black due to heat, but that does look nicer than the white to me.
     
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    I'm hoping they just make the front end a little more like the S and X

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  13. Johan

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    #13 Johan, May 21, 2016
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    When photographing a grey object the light metering mode of the camera and other information in the frame + lighting conditions will make a huge difference. Something that's 18% grey (a standard grey used in photography) can look almost whitevor almost black depending on exposure. I don't think they changed the actual car.

    BTW the matte is so sexy. I heard Elon say that they were thinking of bringing the matte color to production.
     
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