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What's with the black roof?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Trnsl8r, Dec 20, 2011.

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  1. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    OK, second (possibly) dumb question today, I must be on a roll...

    Why is Model S offered with black roof as an option? Is it just a styling option that they happened to able to provide for no extra charge, or is there some other aspect to it that I'm missing?
     
  2. Cobos

    Cobos S60 Owner since 2013 - sold, S85D owner since 2017

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    I think it's a good question since it seems hardly anything is included in the base price, so why the black roof. Contrastcolor on the roof is usually an extra cost option.

    Cobos
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Why not? This was discussed before, and there are cars (especially performance cars) that offer them. Done right, it can provide a very nice aesthetic.
     
  4. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    Yeah, I would imagine that it's best with the white, or possibly silver colors.
     
  5. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    I would think that it would make the car really hot inside. Perhaps a plus for cold climents?
     
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    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I'm not so sure that'll be the case. I've certainly never noticed my black cars being hotter than the white ones inside.
     
  7. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Voltage makes me tingle.

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    I think there are many studies that show that the interiors of black cars are negligibly hotter than white cars on sunny days.
     
  8. Lloyd

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    You're right, Here is the study!
     

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