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It's Model S Weekend at Tesla Santana Row 3/17 & 18 and new Model S Design Studio

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  1. engle

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    #1 engle, Mar 9, 2012
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    Model S Weekend at Tesla Santana Row 3/17-18 & new Model S Design Studio & Model X!

    March 18 Update: Added links at the end of this post to photos & videos for those who missed them in my other thread.
    March 13 Update: Model X reservation holders received Tesla email confirming the Model X Design Prototype is also on display to the public for the first time!

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    IT'S MODEL S WEEKEND AT TESLA SANTANA ROW​


    Join us March 17th & 18th as we bring together all four Model S Signature colors for the very first time. To celebrate, Tesla Santana Row will unveil our new Model S Design Studio, so bring a friend to help design your Model S.

    Not only is this a historic moment for Tesla Santana Row, but it's a HUGE milestone for the Tesla Factory. The Signature paint lines are up and running! Our robots are hard at work painting more Betas and perfecting the process before production starts.

    Deliveries are just around the corner and we can't wait to share the excitement with you. Stop by anytime. You won't want to miss this event - and there might even be a few extra surprises!


    EVENT DETAILS

    Where:

    Tesla Santana Row
    333 Santana Row, Suite 1035
    San Jose, CA 95128

    When: Public Event Hours

    Friday, March 16th 4pm - 9pm
    Saturday, March 17th 10am - 9pm
    Sunday, March 18th 11am - 7pm


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    All of my video and photo links that pertain to the four Model S Signature Beta Vehicles in all four colors here for those who missed my other thread.

    Google+ Photo Album of Model S "four signatures" and Model X Design Prototype (247 images)

    - Demo video I made of the Model S Glass Panoramic Roof Open / Close including Touchpanel Operation:

    http://youtu.be/bSxfaijLTI4?hd=1

    - First part of my interview with George Blankenship: (the video cut out for some reason, and the wind interfered with audio quality) He started out by giving a lot of props to Tesla Motors Club members for helping to spread the word!


    http://youtu.be/YBD3elgMA_0?hd=1

    - Second part of my chat with George Blankenship. I switched to my wife's iPhone 4 after the Sony Bloggie battery died. My camera work is awful, but at least you can hear what George says better on the iPhone:

    http://youtu.be/LN52Lfkxc7M?hd=1

    Not much here... In the beginning, he's talking to another Tesla employee about which future Model S' to put where in the garage: "white, then the performance, then black interior with red piping". The only questions here are @ 2:05 about increasing max. speed on range estimator to 75 mph; @ 3:10 about high contrast tan - black interior; "I'm about making people smile. The designers and the engineers make the car handle well enough that when I get in it it makes me smile." @ 4:00 about the chrome stripe under the doors. @ 4:40 G.B. mentions the console again. After 6 mins. Franz H. called him on his cell and he had to go to take the call.

    - My interview with Ted Merendino, the Product Manager for both Model S and Model X: [16:11 running time]

    http://youtu.be/UngxwjWtqNE?hd=1

    - Here's brief video of the Signature Red, #44:

    http://youtu.be/1Ot_03DwGRA?hd=1

    - The Pearl White, #43:

    http://youtu.be/HXPSmkDlXhU?hd=1

    - Metallic Silver:

    http://youtu.be/Tz2lhdCfRrs?hd=1

    - Solid Black:

    http://youtu.be/OL_PnsQmsmQ?hd=1

    - Sig Red Beta Door Handle in operation, Final steering wheel, New touchscreen software in operation (much faster):

    http://youtu.be/9PSygTIPqho?hd=1

    Courtesy of ddenboer:

    Pics from today (and early morning yesterday) are here:

    Tesla Day March 2012

    Photo quality is not the best -- I planned to bring my DSLR, but brought two kids instead.
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Model S Weekend at Santana Row - 4 Signature Betas on display!

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    Model S Design Studio will be up on March 17th. A few extra surprises?!
     
  3. fairlycool

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    so excited, can't wait to see how they've changed the cabin interior.
     
  4. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Hmm -- take a look at the Events calendar. All the Beta tours end before March 15.

    Are they pulling the white Beta from DC, the Red beta from Europe, and adding it to the black Beta already at Santana Row? Will the only new car be the silver? Or will all four cars be Beta-2s?
     
  5. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    The original Red one's in Geneva till the 18th: Geneva Motor Show | Events | Tesla Motors

    So, am thinking all 4 are new Beta-2s to make a real splash!
     
  6. Zextraterrestrial

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    Crap. Does that mean I should go sown to the bay area next weekend? The wife does want to stop by Macy's or somewhere that actually sells 'real' clothes. The parents always like a visit too, but honestly, the only reason I want to be back in the Bay area now is 4 Tesla! Sorry parents and people who enjoy crowded roads and impolite people.

    Would someone give me a quick ride in a roadster perhaps? I should have probably asked before the factory event but I was plenty excited to see the factory.
     
  7. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    If not at Santana Row (after checking out the 4 Betas and the Design Studio), given that you are a Model S res holder, you can surely get a test drive even with the leftover Roadster(s) at the Menlo Park store. Lookup the store manager, Neil Joseph ([email protected]), there - a really nice guy.
     
  8. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    That would be super, GG -- also one can hope that they have set up each car with a different interior combo, e.g.:

    Sig Red + white leather + carbon fiber
    Black + tan leather + banana leaf
    Pearl White + black leather + pano black
    Silver+ white leather + lacewood
     
  9. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    There's no way they're squeezing 4 cars into that store, so I bet they are going to be in the charging area in the back. Hopefully they will let us see the interiors.

    Is Beta-2 the same as Release Candidate?
     
  10. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Tesla Motors VP, Sales & Ownership Experience

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    Hi everyone...

    The Black one is the current Santana Row beta.

    The Red and White ones are newer betas (not the Red one from Geneva or the White one currently on the east coast).

    The Silver one is coming back from some winter video driving in Minneapolis.

    Stay tuned...there's more to this event than meets the eye :)

    See you there. GeorgeB
     
  11. NigelM

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    #11 NigelM, Mar 9, 2012
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    I would expect not, otherwise they would say so. The stores do need display cars so it makes sense to run some cars down the production line....hopefully at least one for each store. It makes sense to expect that all stores would be likely to receive a display car soon (this month?).
     
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    Doing something simultaneously on the east coast would be really impressive. :wink:
     
  13. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Oh, what a tease George!! I hate being stuck out here in the middle of nowhere unable to even get a first hand look at 1 car so much as 4 different colors. Looking forward to the updates.
     
  14. AnOutsider

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    Please take lots of pictures those that go!
     
  15. William13

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    I am in grief that I can't go. But the excitement overall is great.
     
  16. prezpat

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    Agreed! +1
     
  17. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    Perhaps the surprise is that these are RC's, not betas!
     
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    I'm now wishing I lived on the West Coast to be able to drive by Tesla daily to see what's happening or to stop at the local store. My local store is 300 miles away (Cincinnati or Columbus, Ohio would be a great place for the next Tesla store! hint hint GeorgeB).

    Can't wait to see the design studio. I've been checking daily for the last week hoping to see it before the rush.
     
  19. fairlycool

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    lolwut, now I'm intrigued!!

    I was hoping all 4 were newer Betas since they might have tuned the interior a bit. If 2 a the older ones I wonder if they are just there to show the difference and change from Beta to RC.
     
  20. bonnie

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    The Model X has been at the Launch event in SF ... just saying :).
     

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