TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Model 3 RC Colors

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by TEG, May 20, 2017.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    18,095
    rc-black.png
    rc-white.png
    rc-silver.png
    rc-blue.png rc-red.png
     
    • Like x 12
  2. HabitualUser

    HabitualUser Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2017
    Messages:
    88
    Location:
    West Florida
    Nice post.

    I'm almost surprised that 5 different-colored RCs have been spotted so far.
     
  3. Xevex

    Xevex Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2017
    Messages:
    48
    Location:
    Canada
    Tesla, show the midnight silver too please!!!
     
    • Like x 3
  4. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    18,095
    #4 TEG, May 20, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2017
    Yes, please do!

    Edit: Finally spotted!

    midnight1.jpg
     
  5. joefee

    joefee 2M+ page views on TMC Threads

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    951
    Location:
    CA
    I hope matte gray dechromed survived!!!!
     
    • Like x 1
  6. Jim R

    Jim R Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    45
    Location:
    Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada
    I noticed same license plate number for all.
     
  7. BluestarE3

    BluestarE3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,514
    Location:
    Norcal
    • Informative x 1
  8. 22522

    22522 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2016
    Messages:
    956
    Location:
    Texas
    The trunk lid is different on the black and the red, even though the plate is the same. Black looks like lowest drag, but too odd looking to sell well.

    Bet black moves the cd enough to round to a lower number. For example, black is .20 and silver/white/red is .21.
     
    • Disagree x 2
  9. BluestarE3

    BluestarE3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,514
    Location:
    Norcal
    Did you perhaps notice a 2mm difference in the trunk lids that would account for this improvement in the drag coefficient?
     
    • Funny x 1
    • Love x 1
  10. 22522

    22522 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2016
    Messages:
    956
    Location:
    Texas
    IMG_2843.PNG
    Do you see the dining room table leaf coming out of the trunk lid on the black RC?

    Maybe it is reflection. Not positive.
     
  11. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    18,095
    black-m3-c.png
     
    • Like x 3
  12. tracksyde

    tracksyde Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2013
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    So Cal
    The 2-3 digits to the right of the "63277" is different for each manufacturer plate. One manufacturer plate (differentiated by the 2-3 digits) is usually assigned to one person (from my understanding as told to me by someone that works at an auto manufacturer/distributor).

    I've been trying to collect RC pics and separate them by the different manufacturer plates.. but the plates are usually not readable.. but heres what I have so far:

    Silver one (recently spotted at HQ) - 4N
    White one (spotted on 280 a number of times)- 86M (or B6M)
    New White one (spotted at HQ recently) - xN (definitely 2 digits, cant make out 1st digit, so this one is different from first one)
    Red one (spotted at HQ) - 9N
     
    • Informative x 1
  13. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    12,547
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    Come on Tesla, show us some new paint colors. The current limited palette is not competitive with other manufacturers.

    I remain hopeful that when the Model 3 configurator opens up that new colors will be offered, and that they will also be available for the S/X.
     
    • Like x 1
  14. jgillispie

    jgillispie Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2016
    Messages:
    243
    Location:
    Illinois Quad Cities
    With less than 100 configs I'm expecting those 5. Perhaps up to 2 more but I doubt it.
     
  15. melindav

    melindav ☰ reserved

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2016
    Messages:
    653
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Black first spotted in the wild - 7H
     
    • Informative x 1
  16. Stirfelt

    Stirfelt Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Messages:
    109
    Location:
    Mountain West
    I really was hoping for Titanium Metallic. Absolutely beautiful!
     
    • Like x 1
  17. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    18,095
    Yes, me too... Check my Avatar...
     
    • Like x 1
  18. arjay

    arjay member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2016
    Messages:
    198
    Location:
    Los Angeles, ca
    Midnight silver please. Dark grey metallic is a must because it not only looks rich it helps hide any seam issues.
     
    • Like x 4
  19. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    11,432
    Location:
    Central New York
    Sig red in the mix, hopefully better pictures soon

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2016
    Messages:
    5,211
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    Have we seen a color of the RC's that isn't a Model S color option?

    Hmmmmm.......
     

Share This Page