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Matte Black Model 3 with red calipers shown in new Tesla video

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by ecarfan, May 11, 2018.

  1. ecarfan

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    Based on this new video from Tesla showing a Model 3 with red brake calipers I am willing to bet that the Performance version of the Model 3 will be available with matte black paint. How difficult is that paint color and finish to keep clean? It looks pretty cool with the black aero wheels. I suspect the Performance version is coming sooner than some might think...



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    It's possible, but the car in the video is definitely one of the Alpha cars. The door handles are the original prototype design to match the S.
     
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    hahahahh, the reactions of the people sitting in the new roadster.
     
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    Actually, it might just be the one from the reveal. This pick is from 2 years ago:
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    #6 ecarfan, May 11, 2018
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    Thanks to you and to @S’toon for pointing that out, I missed that.

    Nevertheless, I think one of the messages of that new Tesla video is that the Performance Model 3 is coming soon (and within a day after that video was released Elon tweeted it was coming in June) and that it will be available in Matte Black paint. Elon did state a couple of years ago that Tesla would probably offer the 3 in Matte Black. I’m wondering if that paint would show dirt even more than a typical gloss black paint does.
     

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