Still not confirmed. Nor is the Coffs location.
There's a bit of misconception about white paint in hot climates. The RACQ commissioned research by QUT to look into that matter a while back (6 months to a year). In short, a white car will heat up more slowly than nearly every other colour. However, after fifteen minutes there is no difference in the maximum temperature reached (which varies of course). Unless you're going to be away less than 15 minutes when your car is in the sun, then white paint is of no advantage. Buy the colour you like and turn on the A/C before you get back to the car
I would have thought white would be cooler too. When I used to work in solar R&D, we made use of the fact that white paint is 96% reflective, which is more reflective than a household mirror.Mythbusters did an episode, black versus white and found the black car heated up to a higher temperature, around 12 degrees Celsius higher.
This does not make sense to me. If the white car heats up more slowly, that indicates that there is a lower rate of heat transfer to its interior, and therefore it will ultimately reach a lower equilibrium temperature where the conduction and convection out to the environment will offset the lesser radiation absorbed.a white car will heat up more slowly than nearly every other colour. However, after fifteen minutes there is no difference in the maximum temperature reached
Maybe a strategically designed study would support red cars being faster. After all there are a lot of red Ferraris and quite a few red Teslas!
As a Ferrari owner, as well as a Tesla owner, I would say that a Tesla isn't a two-seat sports coupe; it's a grand tourer. And the classic Ferrari GT is white or black, not red. In the Ferrari world, rosso corsa is mostly reserved for a sports car. Plus, with all due respect to Tesla red - which is no doubt a fine colour and a choice which is equally as valid as any other colour - it is not, in my opinion, a special red like rosso corsa. Just sayin' ;-)
Rosso corsa is more Italian than Ferrari. It is the equivalent of British racing green or French blue. All denoting the countries colour of racing (ie racing red in Italian)
As Tesla is an American car, the racing colour would be white with blue stripes or blue with white stripes. Then again, the intelligent car Kitt and the Batmobile were black - my colour!