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Which color is this?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by eco5280, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. eco5280

    eco5280 Member

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    Saw this on Tesla's homepage today - I'm assuming it's either "Silver Metallic" or "Grey Metallic" but it almost seems to have a Champagney beige hue in there. On the configurator the colors look weird - the silver is almost white and the grey is almost black.

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  2. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Active Member

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    That's the new grey.
     
  3. eco5280

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    Yeah I figured it must be. Here's that color in their design studio, look how black it looks there:

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  4. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    All the darker colors are chameleon shades of black...:biggrin:
     
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    sorry I'm a little late to the party.. how long ago did the Brown and Green colors disappear from the Design Studio ? :confused:
     
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    around the time of the p85d intro. I believe very few got those colors
     
  7. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    The last half of October, IIRC.

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    I believe they took a few P85D orders with those colors before they shut it down, but I may have that wrong.
     
  8. eco5280

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    Around the first week of November 2014 they officially killed all orders of Green and Brown and 60D. They permitted Green and Brown P85D as they were painted before they changed the paint lines.
     
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    Is the "Gray Metallic" the same as what they called "Steel Gray" ?

    Steel Gray Impressions | Forums | Tesla Motors
    Had to switch Gray colors | Forums | Tesla Motors

    Dark metallic gray would be my personal color of choice. On the old Roadster, the Thunder gray was too light, and not metallic enough for my tastes.
    I prefer the new "Steel Gray" (or whatever it is called) over the previous "Dolphin Gray" they had before.

    Some people think a dark gray is too boring / stodgy / conservative, but I like the way it hides seam lines somewhat, while still giving character to the body lines, and giving a nod to the metallic construction of the vehicle. For those into ultimate safety though, having a vehicle close to the color of asphalt isn't the best way to be seen.

    I once bought a Lexus in their color "Graphite Gray Pearl" which I loved as a color. Along with being dark gray metallic it also has a pearlescent finish that throws off highlights when light hits it from the correct angles.

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  10. eco5280

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    No, they got rid of that and introduced the new grey in the late summer or early fall of 2014.
     
  11. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Is the "Gray Metallic" the same as what they called "Steel Gray" ?

    Actually, yes, it is Steel Grey. They discontinued Dolphin Grey in favor of this in the July-August 2014 timeframe. I ordered Dolphin and they called me saying it was changed and I could pick any color. I went with Steel and am very happy with it. It is not nearly as dark on the actually are as it is in the photo. It has a slight hint of blue when in the sun up close.
     
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    The photo shown by OP appears highly photoshopped, so maybe not an actual color.
     
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    Yesterday I saw what appeared to be a brand new P85D (had the paper "Zero Emissions" sign in the rear plate frame) but it appeared to be painted Dolphin Gray. I was very surprised because that color was discontinued last summer. Maybe I got the color wrong but it sure didn't look like the new Steel Grey.
     

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