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Will Model 3 Red be the MS Multi Coat?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by mdevp, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. mdevp

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    Looking at the prototype the M3 red looks more like my friend's Mazda 6's Red, I do like it, but it doesn't seem to match the Model S MultiCoat Red. Is it the same, or am I getting faked out?
    Mod, can you edit the thread title I really botched it.
     
  2. dsvick

    dsvick Active Member

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    No one knows for sure that red will even be a color offered for the Model 3 ...
     
  3. jbcarioca

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    I hope they have MCR and a tan interior. That is what I ordered on my S and pretty much what I've ordered on many other cars. It seems I am fond of the combination. If I have the option I'll probably choose it for both the 3's I have reserved.
     
  4. Bokonon

    Bokonon Title-customizing Member

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    I thought I'd read somewhere (and just spent way too much time trying to find that "somewhere," to no avail) that the red prototype had some crazy number/combination of paint-coats applied, which made it seem unlikely that it would make it to production. That said, I'd pick it in a heartbeat if it were available.
     
  5. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

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    As both the S and X both currently share the same color palette, one could assume the 3 will be the same as well. As boring and uninspiring as the color choices are. With the paint line upgrade, hope they can broaden the color choices. I want the green to come back! And the plain white.
     
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  6. Foxhound199

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    What kind of car doesn't come in red?
     
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    Lots, I didn't even research at all but I know the Ford Focus RS does not come in red. I know there are others as well.
     
  8. gwklam

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    But on the model 3 website and even in the very first video shown at the March 31, 2016 event (and currently still on their website), they marketed it off in red. It wouldnt be nice of them to suddenly take that away.
     
  9. Chewy3

    Chewy3 If MacGvyer had a beard

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    Ford Model T, I believe. "You can get it in any color you want, as long as its black"
     
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    Someone once told me that there are 2 reds. ORANGE/red snd BLUE/red. Personally I like blue/reds.
     
  11. Topher

    Topher Energy Curmudgeon

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    That wasn't even a car. It was a mock-up built on a wood and metal frame. Sorry to disappoint.

    Thank you kindly.
     
  12. Redmiata98

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    Ford Fusion Hybrids didn't come in red back in 2013, not sure if they do now.
     
  13. brucet999

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    The only thing anyone outside of Tesla knows about M3 paint is that there won't be a Sig Red, because there won't be any Sig M3s.

    The likelihood is that M3 will have the same color choices as MS and MX, since they will all pass through the same (newly expanded) paint shop. It makes sense that there could be some new colors introduced (or re-introduced), since much higher production volume and more paint stations in the shop might support some more colors.
     
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  14. boiler81

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    I recall Elon said there would be no Signature M3's, but did he say they would be no Signature Red paint offering?:(
    If they want to call it some other name, that's cool, but I still want that color on my car.

    P.S. I agree that the "Reveal M3 Mockup" red looked different that Model S "Multicoat Red".
     
  15. Topher

    Topher Energy Curmudgeon

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    That is implied by it being 'Signature' red. The whole point of that color was that it was a perk for early adopters. Elon believes in rewarding loyalty, he would never give the exclusivity of that color away to all Model 3 buyers.

    Thank you kindly.
     
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    I would prefer a reward that goes well with the configuration I chose rather than being forced into a colour I do not like.
     
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    How about LS Red (Line Stander's)? :D
     
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  18. ryanjm

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    Having been lucky enough to see the red Model 3 mule in person at the March 31 reveal event last year, I can tell you with 99.9% certainty that it is NOT the same multi-coat red Tesla offers on S and X now. The mule's red had a very orange tint to it -- at least under the artificial nighttime lighting from the event.

    I also concur with folks in this thread that, given Tesla's penchant for efficiency wherever possible, Model 3 is likely to have the same color options as S and X now, with the possibility that more will be added. But hopefully that means MC Red will be an option on 3, because I want it. :D
     
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    Yes, I had a friend attend the unveil as well and he said exactly the same thing. Actually he was with me and we parked next to a brand new Mazda 6 in its Red and he said the M3 red was almost the same as the Mazda's, but a deeper, richer red. He described the M3 red as a deep ruby red, which I like very much. Reminds me of that Dodge Viper red which is a super expensive paint option.
     
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    No no! As I said in an other thread, it will be Lin(/m)e Green :rolleyes:
     
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