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 or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Red Brake Calipers

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by ricke, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. ricke

    ricke New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Notice that it is now option with Performance Package to have Red Brake Calipers. Does anyone know if this applies to current in production Model S?
     
  2. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    3,132
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    No. In another thread, it sounds like some select P85+ owners were offered to upgrade to the red calipers for $500. I really wanted them, so I asked my DS... I'd have to take the entire new package on my lowly P85 to get them, so I passed.
     
  3. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    4,686
    Location:
    Buckeye, AZ
    This should not be a $500 option. It should be included.
     
  4. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    2,455
    Location:
    Germany
    Tesla has a consistent strategy to add all new options and improvements for $$: parking sensors, red calipers, fog lights, lighting package, electrically folding mirrors.
    If these were free, this place would be filled with howling and screaming that earlier deliveries don't get the new stuff for free, too.
     
  5. mpbruin108

    mpbruin108 Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Messages:
    137
    Location:
    Los Angeles, ca
    You can just get yours painted or powdercoated after delivery. I did with mine and it looks as good as if it was stock if not better IMO. It only costed me about 600.
     
  6. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    3,132
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    LOTS of red calipers at the factory yesterday. Saw at least a dozen cars with them. Looks like they ramped up quickly.
     
  7. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    1,939
    Location:
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    As of today, I'm showing these as a NO CHARGE option in the Design Studio.

    However, they require the P85 trim level.
     
  8. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    3,132
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Yup. Been that way for 2 weeks or so now.
     
  9. lloyds

    lloyds Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2013
    Messages:
    890
    Location:
    Bay Area
    I can confirm this as well as a NO charge item. Our 2nd MS is due later this month - hopefully before xmas.
     
  10. jmara

    jmara Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    OC, CA
    It is not technically "NO charge" as the P85 is now $3,500 pricier than before, albeit the car now comes with the headliner, calipers and I believe the extended nappa trim.
     
  11. lloyds

    lloyds Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2013
    Messages:
    890
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Yes you are right. What I meant was that it's not an added option.
     
  12. jmara

    jmara Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    OC, CA
    I actually wrote to my DS asking that the calipers be put in at no charge only to take a second look at the build price and notice the increase. I had to send a retraction once I figured it out. Oops!
     
  13. darthvdr

    darthvdr Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2013
    Messages:
    310
    Location:
    los gatos, ca
    this would look stunning on my black P85+. Does anyone know where I can have this done locally in Santa Clara, CA? And can it be done so it is just as durable as factory paint?
     
  14. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    1,939
    Location:
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Don't know about the US, but in Canada the calipers, alcantara headliner, and carbon fiber spoiler are now included or are "no charge" with the P85. Extended Nappa is still optional.

    As you mentioned, though, the price has increased such that you are paying for these options whether you "take" them or not. Free, but not really.
     
  15. Mario Kadastik

    Mario Kadastik Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2013
    Messages:
    2,037
    Location:
    Rae, Harjumaa, Estonia
    After receiving my car (black) with the black calipers I like those more. Originally I had wanted reds, but now I no longer feel the need for those as the blacks on black look excellent ;)
     
  16. 808inthe510

    808inthe510 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    Messages:
    28
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Today, I picked up from the Fremont Factory, my P85+ with the Red Caliper option added last month....IMO, they look great and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The contrast between the Black body, the 21" Grey Turbines and the Red Calipers is striking. My wife drove the car back from the factory today and the red calipers looked great when the rims were spinning.
     
  17. darthvdr

    darthvdr Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2013
    Messages:
    310
    Location:
    los gatos, ca
    I am looking into aftermarket options now. Hopefully I can find a shop to do it with good quality.
     
  18. Lawsteve

    Lawsteve MCATDT

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Messages:
    533
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Last week I was at the Tampa Service center when a car truck delivered several new Teslas, one black with red calipers on the grey turbines. It looked incredible! Now I need to find someone in the Tampa area that would be able to paint mine to match the MC Red color of my car.
     
  19. trader

    trader Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    82
    Location:
    France
    Any photos of Model S with red calipers on the standard 19" wheels ?
     
  20. mhpr262

    mhpr262 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2012
    Messages:
    409
    Location:
    Old Europe
    I can't understand why would anybody even want red calipers ... they will soon get dirty and it will show very clearly on the red paint. THey won't look good at all then. No way I would ever clean the brake calipers on my car!
     

Share This Page