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Model S Shows Its True Colors (Photos)

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by GeorgeB, Aug 30, 2012.

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Select your colour:

Poll closed Apr 29, 2016.
  1. Grey

    138 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. Black

    123 vote(s)
    13.7%
  3. Silver

    56 vote(s)
    6.2%
  4. White

    78 vote(s)
    8.7%
  5. Pearl White

    102 vote(s)
    11.3%
  6. Multi coat Red

    132 vote(s)
    14.7%
  7. Signature Red

    48 vote(s)
    5.3%
  8. Blue

    141 vote(s)
    15.7%
  9. Brown

    39 vote(s)
    4.3%
  10. Green

    42 vote(s)
    4.7%
  1. artsci

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    I think the red car at the Motor Trend COTY award was the new red. I would not say that it's darker, but perhaps brighter with a bit more orange. It's more like a Ferrari red.
     
  2. PhatCat

    PhatCat Model S P9398

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    My configuration specialist told me that the MT COTY car is the 2013 red. He also said that it would be a 3 month delay in my delivery :mad:
     
  3. xhawk101

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    Delicious red! Are they going to give it a proper name other than just red?


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  4. PhatCat

    PhatCat Model S P9398

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    My delivery specialist refers to it as 2013 Red. Pretty prosaic.

    More poetic, Flame or Madder. Corvette already has Magnetic Red. They could go the Apple route with New Red. Or prophetically, Ticket Magnet Red. Personally I would prefer something with a little more pop, say Kick S Red, but somehow I don't see Tesla going with that one.
     
  5. artsci

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    #125 artsci, Dec 12, 2012
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    Don't care what they call it, just love it, especially now that my change from blue to red has been finalized and April/May delivery is looming.

    Did some checking and this color appears close to PMS 186. I'll be visiting the Tesla store in DC on Monday, so I'll take some PMS samples with me to check the match.
     
  6. kevincwelch

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    #126 kevincwelch, Dec 12, 2012
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    All right.

    I like the red. I have never contemplated buying a red car in the past. I've seen the published pictured in this thread -- they seem more studio production photos.

    Just got done with the design studio. For any of you who have seen it in person or have an opinion, how much is it like the design studio?

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  7. artsci

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    I first saw this red on one of the two cars on stage at the Motor Trend MOTY event in New York City. It was what set in motion my desire to change from blue to red. Like you, I've never had a red car or planned to have one. But this red... The Design Studio does not do full justice to the color.
     
  8. kevincwelch

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    So, a couple questions.

    1. Is this different from the "Sunset Red" people saw on the Get Amped Tour?
    2. Is the red more like a Ferrari red and less like the deep red in the design studio?
     
  9. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    I've posted an album from my drive today around Cape Ann, Massachusetts, in which I've vainly attempted to capture the fickle yet seductive hues of a green Model S.
     
  10. Brian H

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    All Red? Pure Red? Hot Red? Flash Red? Bare Red? :confused::biggrin:
     
  11. Brian H

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    Oh, beautiful slideshow. A Car For All Seasons, methinks, sire!
     
  12. logan

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    Great color, love the pics!
     
  13. artsci

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    Love the scenes around Boston. Brings back many memories of those sites, as I've visited most of them (my brother has lived in Concord for most of his adult life). You've taken very good photos but I agree that the camera does not do full justice to the green. It might be cool at some point in the future to shoot a few photos around Harvard and MIT, as Boston is the birthplace of several of the very best universities in the world.
     
  14. Edward D

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    I received my invitation to configure today. But I need to see colors on actual cars. Please help! If you live in Houston, I'd love to see your car. Please private message me to arrange a convenient time and place. Thanks!
     
  15. pbrulott

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    To me all the colors on the S makes it look beautiful... Not really objective, i know.
    It comes down to personal taste. Did you see the colors posted at the beginning of this thread (p.1)?

    Now that we are passed the Signature, I noticed (no fact, just anecdotal) that the most popular colors seems to be Blue and Black, white right after
     
  16. mnx

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    Interestingly, in the Model S photo gallery I set up the most view colour is grey!
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    Dolphin Grey vs Metallic Grey

    My Model S has been ordered with Metallic Grey exterior color. I am reading about Dolphin Grey in postings. I don't see any mention of Dolphin Grey in the color chart. Is this the same as the Metallic Grey? Thanks, Larry
     
  18. DrDave

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    It's the same. They dropped all the adjectives from the colors.
     
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    #139 medved, Mar 2, 2013
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    Tesla Model S Photo Albums (Picasa)

    ----10 Production Colours Photo Albums ---------------------
    These thumbs will be sorted by popularity in the poll. Updated every 50 votes. The colour with most votes will be first.
    Click the thumbnail to go to the album. Click the arrow to go to the TMC colour thread.


    Links to dedicated colour threads no longer work because they were all merged to this thread (Model-S-Shows-Its-True-Colors-(Photos)), including this album thread with the poll. I don't know who did it and why.

    modelsgrey.jpg Go-to-Grey-Thread.png modelsblack.jpg Go-to-Black-Thread.png modelssilver.jpg Go-to-Silver-Thread.png modelswhite.jpg Go-to-White-Thread.png modelspearlwhite.jpg Go-to-Pearl-White-Thread.png modelsred.jpg Go-to-Multi-coat-Red-Thread.png modelssignaturered.jpg Go-to-Signature-Red-Thread.png modelsblue.jpg Go-to-Blue-Thread.png modelsbrown.jpg Go-to-Brown-Thread.png modelsgreen.jpg Go-to-Green-Thread.png

    ---- Other Photo Albums -----------------------------------
    modelscustomcolours.jpg randommodels.jpg modelsinterior.jpg modelscelebrities.jpg modelswow.jpg modelcontest.jpg
    ---- Notes ------------------------------------------------
    How to add photos to the albums:
    - post photos to this thread or to dedicated colour threads.
    - become a contributor (anyone with Picasa account can contribute. send a request via PM)

    Contributors:
    View attachment 17558 (to become a contributor, send a request via PM)

    originally compiled by:
    View attachment 17559


    The advantages of this Picasa album:
    - the album is not hosted on any private website
    - it's on a separate email so anyone on TMC forum can later administer the album
    - everybody with Picasa account can upload images
    - you can follow the album and get notified when new photos are added
    - you can embed slideshow for your website, blog, Myspace, etc.
     
  20. carrerascott

    carrerascott FUEL FTR

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    I'll contribute my own pics to this thread as soon as my car comes in. :)

    For now, here are a few I've found.

    dsc_6001_960x640.jpg Tesla-Model-S-front-three-quarter-3.jpg ws_2012_Tesla_Model_S_Black_Motion_1920x1080.jpg 2012-M11-121112-Tesla-model-s-alpha-black-SGB-em.jpg jay-leno-tesla-model-s.jpg 2013-tesla-model s-side_8319_001_640x480_evox01.jpg
     

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