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New Multi Coat Red in Design Studio

This morning I noticed the new multi-coat red is shown in Design Studio. Looks to me to be very close to the Signature Red, not the flat Red displayed at various events. Anyone know if it is the same?

It's a multi-coat paint so will definitely be different than the "original" sunset red. That's what I'm going with so will have to visit the stores once they have the paint chip in stock. Doesn't matter much to me as it's the only bright color available and I've had red on my last two cars (I'm becoming a creature of habit). Can't wait to "un-defer" and finalize my config. P1,491.

No way it's the Signature color! Signature owners would run amok if Tesla deprived them of one of their very few perks they got for paying the Signature surcharge.

Did you see the Sunset Red in person at some of the events? From the description others who have seen it had for it, I did not get the impression that it was "flat" (although it does look flat in some pictures, but pictures rarely do colors justice).

I'd be shocked if it were the Signature Red and don't expect it to be. Does look deeper than the Sunset Red that was at the Get Amped events, though. Happy about that.

Yay, finally the Red i was waiting for. Just in the nick of time too... I expect my Finalize email within the next two batches.

I have not seen the Sunset Red in person, just from photo's. The Design Studio color looked darker than those photo's so that is what prompted the question. I just went back and created a Signature Red in DS and compared the two and Sig Red is darker, preserving the exclusivity of the Signature owners. I really do like it either way.

To me, the red in George's blog today looks the same as the Sunset Red. I wouldn't trust the hue in the design studio, since it's just CGI. It hasn't been accurate for any of the other colors.

P 9001 2013 RED, Pano, 19" wheels, Grey Leather, 85kWh, Tech Package, Active Air, Parcel Shelf.

Finalized this morning with the release of the new RED!

My Wife and I are both very excited.

Schlemiel. I concur. I believe if you order the multi coat red pictured in the DS, the Sunset Red from the Get Amped tour is what will be delivered to you.

Since Tesla supplied a picture of the red in the event gallery where they shot photos of all the colors in the same daylight, I can't imagine they have since changed it to another red.

Beautiful red. I predict big sales of that one.

I think this is the same red which Motor Trend used in their COYA. IMO beautiful!

Actually, when I look at the Tesla logo at the top of my screen, I see a gradation in color from the upper left to the lower right. Each of those extremes, to me, look like the Sunset Red and the Signature Red. Just saying.

So, for those who are receiving the Finalize emails now, does it mean if they select the new red and their production starts March, they could get their cars potentially earlier than the 10-14K Ps who are ahead of them with the other colors?

Trekker56 - I rather think it means that those who have already reserved and configured the new red, expecting it "this summer", won't have to wait as long.

Of course "this summer" really meant the summer of 2013.

ah - makes sense. I didn't realize new Red was available as a Finalize option sine it was not in the DS.


Trekker56 - you may be right that it was not available. I was just speculating, which usually gets me in trouble.

I disagree that the red in the design studio is the same as the Sunset Red that was at the Get Amped event. The Sunset Red did not look like a multi-coat paint process. Will just have to wait for the paint chip to arrive at the local store.

I have been wavering between green and brown as my choice of color. But that debate is now definitely to an end; it will be this New Red! Absolutely beautiful, at least it seems so in design studio. I wanted a red, but the sunset red is not metallic and that is a must for me. But can anyone tell me, is the multi-coat color actually metallic? Maybe a stupid question, but I have yet to see the Pearl White color in real life.

The red at the events was a flat red, not metallic in any way

I contend there is nothing "flat" about this:

Doesn't need to be metallic.

The Pearl white is the Multiple-coat and it defiantly has a fine metallic sheen to it, so I would expect this new multi-coat red to have it as well. Only way to know for sure is to see one or at the show place stores.

JohnQ - It may be offerred with a different finish for 2013, but its the color that was referred to as Sunset Red. There were only two red paint chips...Signature and Sunset. Sig is on its way. Sunset is the new Red and its being offerred as a multi-coat. I think they both look great.

Has anyone confirmed what it takes to switch colors after a signed MVPA? I emailed an old rep but have yet to get a reply. I'm P#4605 and wouldn't mind delaying if I could switch to the new red. Or would it be better to walk into the store to confirm on the spot?


I would've loved to order my Model S in the new Red, but I'm already finalized (P5058/60 kWh) in Blue, but have not received it yet. Considering that the car hasn't actually been built yet, we should be able to get a last minute opportunity. Sigh. At least that's another $750 that won't go to Tesla. I'll enjoy my Blue Model S.

At some point TM must "lock in" the supplies pipeline for your car, and after that no (substantial) changes under the original MVPA are possible. I suspect you're beyond that point, but it depends on battery size, etc. Check. Quickly.

Good news for me. After a couple of emails yesterday and today to, I received a call from Jason today to say that I'm not too late in the production line to be able to change my configuration (I'm P#4605)!

So I went ahead to change it to the Multi-coat Red, and also from 21" dark/grey wheels to the 21" silver wheels (I prefer silver wheels with the red). The caveat is that I'll probably have to wait around March or April 2013 for my delivery. I was fine with that since I really liked the red.

They are preparing my new paperwork now (email received to inform me of that).

I guess that takes me out of the sequencing so the rest may receive their cars a tiny tiny bit earlier!


Really? Are you sure?

I'm p5514 and was told by Walter that I can't change because it's too late - they are prioritizing my car, whatever that means

@kalel65 : Yes, I'm sure. Even my design studio webpage shows the change to the new red. Perhaps there was some delay for my configuration that allowed me to do this.

FWIW, my configuration is:
- Performance
- 85KWh battery
- 21" Silver Wheels
- Black interior
- Carbon Fiber spoiler & decor
- Pano roof
- Tech and Sound package
- Active Air Suspension
- Paint Armor

Performances appear to be delayed.