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Slate grey

Discussion in 'Model S' started by lovingit, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. lovingit

    lovingit Member

    Dec 22, 2015
    Orange County, CA
    Is slate grey a new color? Someone was posting a slate grey 85D for sale, but I never seen that color. It's not on the website. Only grey is silver midnight metallic.
  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    That is one of the original S colors, some call it dolphin gray. Discontinued about a year ago, I think. I have seen many of those in person and it's beautiful. I almost picked that color but ended up with silver.
  3. cbin97

    cbin97 Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Orange County
    I have it on mine (March 2015), it is awesome. Don't know why they discontinued it. The new gray has way more blue in it.
  4. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

    Nov 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale, CA
    #4 thecloud, Jan 20, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
    To be clear, Dolphin Grey (one of the original S colors) was discontinued in August 2014. It was replaced with a darker grey color, which at the time was called Steel Grey, then just Grey Metallic. (There never was a "Slate Grey," and those who use that term are referring to Steel Grey.) The Grey Metallic color is now called Midnight Silver Metallic, because apparently it's now bad to use the word "grey" or something.

    Based on what cbin97 posted, there may be some difference in hue between Steel Grey and Midnight Silver Metallic, although pictures I've seen of the latter look just like my Steel Grey car.

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