Today is March 2nd. Hopefully TM started producing Red Color Tesla S. Please whoever gets any information on a first production, please post.

jeroens | 02. März 2013

I doubt it as the general consensus is the MuliCoat Red would come after all the signature Red's have been delivered. EU has just started to configure the first 2-300 or so, so still 200+ to go over the next weeks. Than these need to be build (or at the least painted).
I would expect at least another month or so...

O EMSHN | 02. März 2013

I was told by a product specialist on February 28th that "red cars go into production mid March". I finalized mine on January 17th and am still being told "April/May".

dubaty | 02. März 2013

I have been told the same. I can deal with a May delivery but later than that will cause serious problems with my schedule. Fingers are crossed.

Pulse | 02. März 2013

I was told the same as well. Production may start on the 3rd week of March with a delivery date sometime after the mid of April.

dbbtex | 02. März 2013

I've gotten no update. Mine still says Feb/March so not very helpful. I'm thinking of changing colors . . .

Mark E | 02. März 2013

Can't wait to see what the production colour actually looks like in real life. At the moment I'm looking at white or the new red. I love the sig red, but am not so keen on 'flatter' versions.

hsadler | 03. März 2013

I'm red. Got my Delivery button!!!!!

Just kidding - wanted to practice. Am so far down the list, I expect about 1500 reds ahead of me. So I am guessing the special 'Delivery' button will appear on April 5.

Not counting the one that shows up April 1 as a Tesla April Fools joke.

Bperry01 | 04. März 2013

I'd love to see more of these filled out. If nothing else, to know who is anxiously hitting refresh on their email with me, hoping to see that Delivery questionnaire email from Tesla.

Multi-Coat Red - Tracking Spreadsheet

Link originally from this thread: Tesla Motors Club Forum Thread: Tracking Multi-Red Production

thomas2V | 11. März 2013

We all are ! Multiple times a day with the app too :(

DLM270 | 12. März 2013

And for me, in addition to checking online multiple times per day, I also do a "Factory Drive By" several times a week, in hopes of seeing RED. Nothing to report YET..... except a SIT Red yesterday.

DLM270 | 12. März 2013

I mean SIG Red

syow13 | 12. März 2013

FWIW.. i was just told this

I understand your concerns and apologize for any miscommunications on our behalf.

I have confirmation that cars with Red Multi Coat paint will begin exiting the plant starting April 8th, and your expectations should still be set on April to May for delivery of your vehicle.

Please let me know if this poses a problem, and I will do my best to assist.


Its pretty frustrating. Configured my car 12/5 and now we are talking april -may for delivery? 6 months is too long. I am disappointed that there was no communication that red would take longer to build. others who are many thousands later in the reservation queue have already gotten their cars...

DLM270 | 12. März 2013

I share your frustration. I ordered last May, configured/finalized in November, was given a Feb/Mar deliver estimate on the MVPA. And, I know there are many others who started the process long before me. If the April 8 is a good date, then it will be nice to have a hard target to look forward too. Hang in there.

tmwright | 12. März 2013

Thanks for sharing that update! I'm trying to fill the void between now and when I get to sit in my red S by checking the forums many, many times a day. This is the first semi-formal response I've seen.

Personally, I'm more anxious than frustrated. This car has me giddy with anticipation but I can stand the wait.

bob | 13. März 2013

There's a silver lining for all of us waiting patiently (or not) for our "awesome red" cars. It's all of the little fixes and improvements that TM is making as a result of the feedback and experience accumulated with each vehicle that rolls off the line and onto the road. Patience is a virtue with its own reward.

Captain_Zap | 13. März 2013

The most difficult part of the wait is yet to come. Is it any comfort that the delay for Multicoat Red is much shorter than the delay for most of the Sig Red cars?

I'm wondering if your delay is an artifact of the early Signature delays.

hsadler | 15. März 2013


Bperry01 | 17. März 2013

Cant wait for any news about the MultiCoat Red... but I haven't seen any. Has anyone?

Steve_W | 17. März 2013

Production of red begins April 8.

Ohms.Law | 18. März 2013

Steve - care to share the details?

hsadler | 18. März 2013

"Production of red begins April 8."

If so, we should start seeing Deliver buttons today.

Bperry01 | 18. März 2013

If so, we should start seeing Deliver buttons today. Desperately clicking refresh... still nothing. :)

vinster | 18. März 2013

No one on the spreadsheet has updated yet:
(#7460 is for his old config before the red switch, I believe)

Just wish Tesla will make some official announcement about this. Or maybe they still need to satiate some Signature red owners who want 'red' to be exclusive a little longer. :(

celtrog | 18. März 2013

What is your info source?
Delivery buttons should be soon

Xfrank | 18. März 2013

I don't think they will start in a few days...
A lot European sigs (Belgian) didn't receive the finalize button yet. Tesla can't start the multi coat red before they know how much signature red's they have to made.
Or they have to made a number of signature red body's on stock.

Steve_W | 18. März 2013

As noted on TMC, I had discussions with Elon's office, George's office and Joost himself last week. During one discussion I mentioned I originally wanted the red paint but changed color to ensure I get the car before the $2,000 MD State sales tax credit expires in June. Was then told that red will go into production on April 8.

Brian H | 18. März 2013

The Sig total is known in advance. Limited edition.

Xfrank | 19. März 2013

Brian H:
I know this, 500 for Europe.
Tesla have to know the configuration of these,
they only know this after finalize, or not?

Belgian sig. reservation holders didn’t have the chance to finalize yet.
because Tesla is still busy to setup a Belgian Tesla company to made the right documents.

lorip | 22. März 2013

Just got a reply from Tesla confirming that multi-coat red has gone into production. But, they also said it will be 60-90 days from March 12th before delivery of my vehicle! I've been waiting almost a year now (#8254) so I am not happy. Friend of mine just put a deposit down and will probably get his car before me!

vinster | 22. März 2013

There was an update yesterday on TMC:

Elon: “we are currently testing the paint systems this week. Not on full cars or even car panels, just test patches at this point. We will start to actually paint full cars at the end of the first week in April. You should start seeing cars delivered by the end of April, or first week in May”.

The waiting continues...

dirk.saenen | 22. März 2013

so far, no TtBs for Sig-reservation holders in Belgium.
However, now that Tesla Belgium is a fact, I guess the mails will be send soon.

ylyubarsky | 24. März 2013

Considering that the first RED color S TM will start producing April 8, I assume that by the end of April or first days of May all RED color orders will be fulfilled. Unless the spreadsheet that we have is a small percentage of all orders. I personally ask everybody who ordered RED color, please put your information in the spreadsheet that you can find in this thread a little earlier. It will be easier to track a delivery window. Thanks for understanding and cooperation.

Brian H | 24. März 2013

Only a small percentage of buyers, especially new buyers, are registered here on the forum, so you will never get full information.

LMB | 26. März 2013

Red color time has indeed arrived. Called CA today over a different issue, and asked the Big Question. Was told that my RED was in the production queue - estimated end-of-line day early May.

# 17282, 85, red/grey, air.

Peter J | 26. März 2013

My local Tesla showroom confirmed that their database shows my Red end of line completion date of 4/22. Still have no button or call, but they told me to expect one a couple weeks prior to completion, which seems tighter than what we've been seeing for the last six months.

I have been waiting just shy of four years, now, holding # 884. To add insult to injury, the other local store, Bellevue, has a black on black 60 just sitting there, waiting for a buyer. It arrived for final delivery but the sale fell through. I sure hope I like Red...

vinster | 26. März 2013

I feel your pain, Peter J. I think you must have the lowest red reservation number and the wait must be killing you. Thanks for the update though. I'm #4605 and hope to get mine not too long after yours. My wait is about 2 years since the first $5K deposit!

When I switched to red in end Nov'12, they verbally said around a March/April delivery (My contract still says Nov/Dec'12 - they forgot to update it).

I wonder if Elon's 'big announcement' on Thursday will have anything to do with the red...

Cindy.holland | 27. März 2013

Just spoke with my account guy who tells me that a sample red car has been produced and is sitting in their parking lot - quick we need a spy to take photos!!! He says that the color came out fantastic and Tesla is very happy with it.

As for when my car (finalized on Dec 4th in Maryland), he said to expect delivery in the first two weeks of May. Perfect!

DLM270 | 27. März 2013

I drove by the factory today, but did not see any RED.

blc1017 | 27. März 2013

I am picking up my car on Friday and will be doing a factory tour. I'll check for any sign of red cars.

djm12 | 27. März 2013

So nobody apparently got a chance to take a snapshot of a brand new red in the parking lot. I'm so disappointed. I expected a full group of Tesla paparazzi.

hsadler | 29. März 2013

If I get a 'Deliver' button on Monday April 1, do I believe it?

ylyubarsky | 29. März 2013

Just spoke to the delivery department. My number is # 14,277. The car is planned to be ready the week of April 22. Sounds promising. The delivery button will be within 2 weeks.

yoda | 29. März 2013

One lucky individual over on TMC reported getting a VIN already for his red.

ylyubarsky | 29. März 2013

Could you send a link. I can't find him

ylyubarsky | 29. März 2013

I think he is not telling the truth. Or you misunderstood him.

JaneW | 29. März 2013

LMB # 17282

Where do you find that number?

I have only an RN number in the 300,000's.

JaneW | 29. März 2013

On the Tesla website, under enthusiasts, photos & videos is a set of cars in 10 colors, all shot in same light on lawn.
If real, a good comparison of sig red and new red.

celtrog | 29. März 2013

Finalized Jan 18
Was told to expect delivery button within 2 weeks...
Probable delivery end of April...
here's hoping

DLM270 | 29. März 2013

I received my VIN# by email this afternoon #7773. Expect delivery in the second or third week of April. RED is really here!