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Which video is more similar to Tesla's red in real life?

play150

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Feb 25, 2021
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Hi everyone! I'm currently deciding between red and white for a M3P and I came across two videos of red Model 3s where the red kind of looks a bit different (I guess the videos' color grading was different). I was wondering if anyone knew which one was more representative of the M3 in real life!

Video 1:

Video 2:
 

play150

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Feb 25, 2021
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Closer to #1. It doesn't have the orange tint showing in #2. IMO it looks better than both of those videos, but it does vary depending on lighting conditions.
Thank you! I actually LOVE the orangey tint in #2 and changed my order from white to red yesterday... but started to realize that it isn't so orangey in most videos/photos. Maybe I should change it back... but you also say that it looks even better IRL! 🤔
 

MikeyMikeD

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Videos are difficult to tell the actual color given some of the filters used, lighting, etc. The best bet is to stop by a Tesla dealership and look at them in person. If you aren't near one, check out a supercharger and stalk the cars that come in. Just don't wait at the local gas station, won't see many there ;)
 
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camminich

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The red really changes based on cloud cover, road grime, and of course wax. I think the video in #1 is a good example of clean sunny day color, while #2 is more after driving and the shine is off the car.

Below is a mixed pic, cloudy(ish) day but clean red.
IMG_20210325_141451141_HDR.jpg
 

play150

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Wow it really does look like red can vary hella depending on the lighting conditions!! My sales advisor noted that there's a red one at the showroom at the moment, so I might go see for myself!

I love how this has become an unofficial red Model 3 thread, many thanks y'all 😂
 
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