BETTER green

BETTER green

I wold like to see the GREENest car in the WORLD to have a real GREEN. The test drive had a green car there and it was practically black. I was originally planning to get the green, but would rather see an emerald or a racing green. Anyone else??

Jason S | 24. Juni 2012

British Racing Green exterior and Saddle Leather interior, eh?

That would be a nice combo, imho. Maybe on the 2014 model year.

bsimoes | 24. Juni 2012

Jason S--That is exactly what I am looking for!

Jason S | 24. Juni 2012

I was gonna joke that such a combo might make me buy another one of these cars.

But it wouldn't really. Next target is Gen III for me, if I need to get another car in the next 5 years.

sftesla | 24. Juni 2012

I had the same thoughts about the green. It was my top choice until I saw it in the daylight at the test drive event. Even in the bright sun, it looked black with a slight green tint. My new front runner is the Whitewater Pearl.

Volker.Berlin | 25. Juni 2012

On the other hand, judging from some photos someone took at the test drive event, the brown seems to be much lighter (and nicer, IMO) than I thought it would be based on the design studio.

Brian H | 25. Juni 2012

Yes, I was thinking the event and photos would probably result in a lot of converts to brown.

Aleksandyr | 27. Juni 2012

Funny, I also was considering the white pearl after the event. British racing green would be perfect! Wish they would do it for this production! I wouldn't mind some other more vibrant options

wholland | 27. Juni 2012

Have you seen the sunset red? Most vibrant color of the lot and now my favorite. Agree with Aleksandyr that more vibrant colors would be well recieved.

Aleksandyr | 27. Juni 2012

Sunset red was nice. Wife not a fan, need I say more! I guess I have to wait for the new roadster if I want some color. Maybe if I play this right, wife gets model S when I switch to new roadster :D

westerndh | 27. Juni 2012

I agree on the green, it's a shame the early colors are all so dark, I was hoping the blue would have been lighter as well.

White Water Pearl has been my choice for ages....that is until I saw, and then drove the Sunset Red non performance last Sunday - it's just a stunning rocket ship.

GeorgeB told me at the event that BASF, the paint supplier for this red, needs at least 6 months to supply the paint. There's so many steps to produce and no short cuts and that Sunset Red should be ready around April / May 2013.

He was so cool, he genuinely wants each of us to be happy with our choice, yet they have to go through the supply chain steps to do ensure quality.

So if I really want Sunset Red, I have to wait until April / May 2013.... after driving last weekend I'm going with the white....and have that HOV sticker match & blend in nicely :)

BTW, the microfiber seats looked superb and were very comfortable / supportive. Didn't feel they would be an issue with sweat, but also no humidity in CA.

Brian H | 28. Juni 2012

Someone mentioned that Porsche-ists call it "Chase Me" Red. ;) Do you like road tag?

Brian H | 28. Juni 2012

Elon's favorite "color" is black, so maybe he wants all the (non-white/silver) cars to look black(ish) except in full sunlight!

bsimoes | 28. Juni 2012

"Yes, I was thinking the event and photos would probably result in a lot of converts to brown."

I'm one of them! I'm switching to brown from green. I remember when the color first was listed; I was thinking who would ever choose that....
I had a sand colored Prius before the dark grey one I have now, and that color never showed dirt. It was wonderful. I'm thinking this brown will be much more forgiving than the green in that regard--something to consider if the car wash is not recommended!

vouteb | 28. Juni 2012

I remember having seen a ton of high quality photo's posted by someone recently which more or less showed all the colours from all kind of angles.

where was that?
It was posted here somewhere?

apologies if this is 'off topic".

My5bAby | 28. Juni 2012

I totally disagree. In fact I'm getting the green. It is one of the most Gorgeous Car Greens I've ever seen. It is deep and turns black in low light.

Additionally on the 24th at the Get Amped event virtually everyone commented on how nice the Green appeared, even if another color was their favorite.


olanmills | 28. Juni 2012

vouteb, that link only shows signature red.

Aleksandyr | 28. Juni 2012

I'm getting the green still. Someone mentioned the same thing, in low light it will look black. Kind of cool, but I really wanted a little more color. I was really surprised how dark the blue was as well. They could just increase the hues a bit

adstein | 28. Juni 2012

I love the current green. Perfect, classy and looks good in varying light.

My5bAby | 30. Juni 2012

By the way here is the Green !

Yes in the shade it is dark and almost appears black, which for me is the best of both worlds. A deep Earthly Metallic Green during the day and a formal Black with shimmers of Green when under lights during the night :-)

I can't wait !

Thanks Tesla !


Brian H | 01. Juli 2012

No fluorescent chartreuse? Bummer!

bsimoes | 01. Juli 2012

My5bAby--The pictures are beautiful and very helpful; now I just might have to change my mind back to green. You wouldn't have any pictures of the brown, would you? This is why I'm kinda glad that I'm #8554! I can't make up my mind about anything!

My5bAby | 01. Juli 2012


I have some links to pictures for the Brown towards the end of the "Tesla test drive questions" topic


bsimoes | 01. Juli 2012

My5bAby, I love the brown, but the green wins, hands down! It sounds like you and I are ordering the same car. The tan leather and lacewood with green and silver wheels is just beautiful.

My5bAby | 01. Juli 2012





bsimoes | 01. Juli 2012

Funny, funny! Just reassure me that the green is not at all olive-toned. Green is my favorite color, but I really dislike a yellow-green, except on plants! In the design studio it has that cast, but in all of the pictures I've seen, it's more blue-green.

My5bAby | 01. Juli 2012

I'm not telling you NOTHIN until get off of MY CAR ! ! !

Seriously though, there is no Yellow in this gMetallic Green, maybe hints of Blue shimmer. It was Freaking Awesome !


My5bAby | 01. Juli 2012

Green is also my favorite color and it is a calming color, which will be helpful when I'm challenged by other cars or get the urge to speed.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility !


Andrew18 | 01. Juli 2012

I am clse to your number - P 2026, 85 kwh air susp- any idea when we may be getting our babies?

JackA | 01. Juli 2012

We reserved a green with tan interior then "crashed" the Fremont test drive to see the color. We have changed our reservation because the green is as already said, "way dark." We would still prefer a green with shimmer....

My5bAby | 01. Juli 2012

I was given an estimate of mid November.

I thought this was odd given that deliveries started almost 1 month early. However, I have a suspicion that they are giving the Founders, first 11 cars, a few weeks to put the car through the paces. This will give Tesla the ability to further tweak things before they go into mass production. I think this is a VERY smart move on their part. On the one hand I hate the wait, but on the other hand our cars will be more perfected.

Part of the reason why I feel this way is there appeared to be only a few vehicles in various stages of production in the plant on 6/24.

That's all I know.


p.s. You can step back away from MY CAR as well !


My5bAby | 01. Juli 2012

The above entry is directed to Andrew18


Brian H | 01. Juli 2012

The early Nov. date sounds conservatively correct; that would mean ~3500-4000 deliveries by about then, making it an easy "run" to get to 5,000 or more by y/e. To this point, it looks as though TM has things well in hand.

B.Noing | 01. Juli 2012

I'm with the guys that want British racing green and saddle brown. The current green (and blue) is great as long as you like it looking black most of the time. Tesla should keep these colors but add a real green and blue to the mix.

Brian H | 02. Juli 2012

Don't forget Juice Orange! And Sulfur Yellow! And Petal Pink! <:)

bsimoes | 02. Juli 2012

I think that they must have tweaked the design studio, because that awful yellow-green tint is now appearing more blue-green. Ahhh! So much better! Thanks to whoever saw to this.

bhs1 | 02. Juli 2012

@My5bAby & @bsimoes,

There might be 3 of us with the same color combo! I have a Signature reservation, but after seeing all of the colors in LA this weekend both my 14 year old son and I agree that Green is the way to go. I may convert to a standard production model just so I can get the green color.

Hope we all don't park near each other at an event some day!

adstein | 02. Juli 2012


Aleksandyr | 02. Juli 2012

Anyone else for british racing green or bright green

Robert.Boston | 18. Juli 2012

Count me in the British racing green + saddle camp. Tesla should offer more non-metallic choices (e.g. British racing green and a vibrant blue), rather than just white and black.

That said, I'm still torn between green, blue, and brown. I hadn't really had brown in the running, but the green and blue are so dark, while the brown really pops.

John56 | 18. Juli 2012

I drove the Pearl White Performance car at the DC event.
Going to the event I was torn between Black, Blue and Pearl White.
They didn't have black or blue at the event. After viewing and driving the Pearl white, I was less enthused by the color.
Just didn't have the rich Pearl look that I expected.
Just kinda ehh for me.
However, they had the green there and I thought it was a knockout.
Just beautiful and very elegant!! Everyone else standing around seemed to have the same reaction. Since returning I have looked at tons of pics of all the colors and have concluded that the main difference between the blue and green is that the blue has a higher saturation level, meaning it's just more blue than the green is green. The green has a lower saturation level, meaning that it has a somewhat more muted look, leaning towards the greytones. Definitely saw no orange or yellowish look though. Also I think that both blue and green have a little higher "value" level, meaning they are darker.
At this point I am leaning towards blue, but could easily be happy with the green. Black is probably out just because I've had black before and it's just an 'everyday' look around here (so many high-end black cars). To me Jaguar sets the bar for rich, deep, creamy looking paint that just exudes elegance. While I haven't seen the Blue in person, the green had a lot of the rich lustre that I see with the Jags, and I think the blue actually does as well.
I saw the brown as well, and if you're into the look of rich, creamy milk chocolate then I think you would love that color.
Personally, I'm just not a big fan of the bright, shiny and sparkly look of a lot of the metallic paint jobs.
Just my two cents.

prash.saka | 18. Juli 2012

@Robert, I am going for the Green (almost certain) after opting for Black all along. So, if you too get a Green one, then there will be two Green Model S cars in the Boston area :)

~ Prash.