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Interior leather choice for Carbon Fiber decor?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by ETM, Jan 16, 2012.

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Which leather do you like best with Carbon Fiber Decor?

  1. Grey

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  2. Black

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  3. Tan

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  1. ETM

    ETM Member

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    #1 ETM, Jan 16, 2012
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    I cant decide which leather would look the best with carbon fiber. I want to make the right choice as CF is the only decor option for the perf. If this changes, I will likely go back to lacewood. I do have a bunch of time, but i would like to figure this out...

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  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I'm going to stick with black personally.
     
  3. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Black. White isn't practical and I personally don't really like it. I've only had one car with a Tan interior and I wasn't that fond of it.
     
  4. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I think the white would look good but am also worried about how it'd hold up from what everyone has said. I've got black leather in the Roadster with minimal CF accents (door sills) and it looks pretty good.
    I'm hoping they offer rally style seats with the performance package. Maybe black leather with Signature Red inserts in the Signature Red car.
     
  5. ETM

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    I agree. White is way too impractical for me- it would get stained within the first week. I have not seen the grey in person but i am not sure that i will like it. Could the black drown out the CF?
     
  6. Mycroft

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    Once the new Design Studio is published, we'll have a much better idea of what it'll look like with the various mixes. I'm hoping the Alcantara can be a different color from the rest of the seats. If so, I'm might go with black bolsters and a tan center seat.
     
  7. Doug_G

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    I can attest that this looks great...

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  8. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    Black leather just gets too hot. I'd also love to get Rally seats or other color trim. I'd even cough up extra for it. At this point I am leaning towards white - but as I get more worried about keeping it clean, I may get tan.
     
  9. dsm363

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    True. I think the auto cool function and the mobile app to cool your car down before you walk out to it largely make that less of an issue but it would still be hotter than a lighter color.
     
  10. strider

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    I do not like Tan with CF (at least in the Roadster we test drove). I have black in my Roadster now but grey is in contention. I have a 1-yr old so no white.
     
  11. AnOutsider

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    Again, I've only owned one car with light interior (my Q5). All of our other vehicles have black interior and they certainly don't feel all that much hotter. I'm up in PA though so maybe it's worse in the FL/CA-type climates
     
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    It depends on the look that you are going for.

    Personally I like the grey since it picks up some of the accents in the carbon fiber

    Black and carbon fiber matches, but it may create too dark of an interior (easily fixed by adding the panoramic roof) and the auto cool function should keep in relatively cool. I know on my Firebird in NJ the interior got insanely hot, melted some plastic items I had in the car, but that did not have the auto cooling.

    If you want contrasting the tan and carbon fiber. My fear with that is that it will look dated in a few years. What I was told to never mix brown and black, but the current trend is to mix them. When this trend will end, if it does end, would make the car look dated.

    Disclaimer: Never take fashion advice from a male engineer
     
  13. goyogi

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    Two toned leather would look great. Black and tan/red/white.
     
  14. SByer

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    I don't know what they'll be offering for the S, but for the Roadster, they offered both 'tan' and 'saddle' (a nice deep reddish brown). I had thought I would end up with saddle with tan inserts. I ended up with black/saddle (I kept the color kit with me for a week playing in various lighting!). Still love it.
     
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    I would like Saddle a lot if they offered it on The Model S!
     
  16. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    +1 on saddle. Why must we jump from "black" to "pale [gray/tan]"? Something in the middle would be superb.
     
  17. AnOutsider

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    I'd also go for saddle if it were avail.
     
  18. M67v

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    Personally I do not like Carbon Fiber, but if I had to get it, I would get black leather.
    But for me, Multi-Coat Red, Tan leather and Obeche Wood Gloss all the way. Beautiful combo.
    This is more of an OCD attack, but for some reason, I can't stand a Pearl White Model S with Black Leather and Carbon Fiber. I don't like that.
     
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    I have carbon & tan. I think it's very attractive. More importantly, my better half agrees!
     
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    I also have tan with CF and MC red. Like a Ferrari sedan. I love it.
     

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