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Executive Leather option

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Tdave, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Tdave

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    #1 Tdave, Jul 24, 2009
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    James, what's with no contrast color on the steering wheel? Did you ask? That now makes two significant (to me) deviations from the Exec Leather + CF artist renderings on which I based my decision to take the interior upgrades.
     
  2. I=V/R

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    #2 I=V/R, Jul 24, 2009
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    Executive leather very different from renderings...

    Check out the large number of differences between James' photos and this Tesla rendering.
     
  3. Tdave

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    #3 Tdave, Jul 25, 2009
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    This is part of the marketing material I was given as part of the sales process. Can we count the number of features missing vs the ones present? Not just the stitching, but also the widespread absence of the accent color. The color on the steering wheel especially and also door pull were high on my list of reasons for choosing exec leather.

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    Only two of the eight highlighted features appear to be present in James' car - with at least four other changes visible outside of the highlighted ones.
     
  5. Lancelac

    Lancelac 2010 Roadster Sport #690

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    I can do without the steering wheel and door pull in contrast, but I don't see the contrast stitching on the seats either. I'm going to be pretty angry if I spent $3k for dashboard stitching only.
     
  6. I=V/R

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    I thought the Executive Leather option was $6k?
     
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    Lancelac 2010 Roadster Sport #690

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    You're correct. Somehow I was thinking it got you out of also paying the $1,800 for the regular leather, but I was mistaken. It's $6k.
     
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    #8 Palpatine, Jul 26, 2009
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    Sorry for not responding much yet this weekend. We have been at the track, at an auto show, etc. Lots of pictures and video is going to be posted in the coming days as TEG, DaveD, TomSax and I get this material processed. But the price of obtaining these pics and video is that we don't have much time to respond quickly here.

    Some of these those executive leather elements are not present from the rendering. The steering wheel clearly. I will upload clear pictures when I get home. I don't want to say which ones yet just from memory. My Roadster Sport is over in a warehouse behind locked gates being recharged, otherwise I would confirm each detail now for you. Detailed pictures on this will be uploaded by the end fo the day.

    I will say that everyone has been giving rave reviews to the look of the Roadster Sport overall.
     
  9. Lancelac

    Lancelac 2010 Roadster Sport #690

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    I'm still confused about what the Executive Leather DOES include, since all I've heard is about things that it DOESN'T include from the original render. The only thing I have actually seen in the pictures thus far is contrast stitching on the dashboard. What else do you get for $6k?
     
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    #10 Palpatine, Aug 9, 2009
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    I had a chance on Friday night to see a 2010 Roadster with the standard interior. So now I have a better idea of what executive leather does include.

    Mine DOES have:
    There is more leather around the console, around the vents and on the dash.
    There is contrast stitching on the door and front glove compartment line that goes across, but not as much as was originally promised.

    The picture above indicated the seats, steering wheel, brake handle and center VDS would all have contrast stitching. None of that is present.

    The door handle and steering were supposed to be the contrast color or two tone. That is not present.

    The door sill was supposed to be two tone, but that is not present. I have a regular door sill.

    I heard that when Franz saw the prototype, he made changes. They thought having the door handle, steering wheel and door sill the contrast color would show dirt too easily. Those sorts of decisions are understandable. However I wish the changes has been communicated at a time where I would have known about them and could have made a decision on keeping the option or not.

    Overall I still really like my Roadster Sport with executive leather. It is just missing some things that would have made it more what I was expecting. For $6,000 I don't think I would do the executive leather again if I had the chance to go back in time and select my options.

    Maybe I will ask for a partial credit towards the exterior carbon fiber and have that added to my car. :)
     
  11. Tdave

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    Here are some shots of my executive leather with carbon fiber interior. Note the door sill is also supposed to be carbon fiber, and is promised to be retrofited by Tesla later when the part is available.

    I'm really happy with the carbon fiber upgrade. It looks stunning in person.

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    Good pix of some really nice bits.


    When do they start selling these aftermarket? :)
     
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    As soon as they do, I am all over it.

    I also want to do the exterior rear wing in the carbon fiber. But perhaps not the front hood.

    I am still waiting for my exposed CF hardtop.
     
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    Me for wing (and instrument cluster), (and mirrors).

    By the way Dave, the doors sills are just Velcro'ed on.
     
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    Me for instrument cluster, sills, and maybe wing.

    Looks great.
     
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    I'm for the sills, but at the price they better work as advertised.

    By the way, in the 08's the VDS screen reflects the door by the driver's left knee (this one has a slash of red there). That bit needs to be dark as possible. Black Velvet?
     
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    VFX - Was there meant to be a photo uploaded? I am not sure I follow this comment...Please explain.
     
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    No but I probably should. I just find it irritating when you look at the 08' VDS screen and all you see in daylight is what's reflected off the face of it. What you see is the door.

    I know that 2010 owners will speak up here.
     
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    Unless you meant the CF doorsills. They are supposed to show less scuff marks.
     
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    Can you have carbon fiber (interior and exterior) added later by Tesla? If I order a Roadster as well, was thinking about getting stock car with executive leather interior but wanted to add the carbon fiber panels a year or so later. Would that be possible? Thanks.
     

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