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

LMB | March 30, 2013

@JaneW There's the "reservation confirmation number" (mine is in 300,000s like yours) and "reservation sequence number," which I gather used to be easier to find. I have mine on a printout of the confirmation webpage at the end of the the finalization process, and I can't really find it anywhere else.

Maybe some other folks know where to look for it otherwise.

djm12 | March 30, 2013

Tesla is no longer issuing and displaying the reservation sequence number for buyers in the US. I think they still are for overseas. I think they either must have been getting too many whines from people, saw that this number was providing too much information to the public, or just saw it as unnecessary now that orders are getting filled so quickly. The "excitement" factor of the sequence number is now all gone.

celtrog | March 30, 2013

Congratulations Dean!!!
You are the first .....
Many wait behind you.
I hope to join you soon

DLM270 | March 30, 2013

Thanks Celtrog.
I think there are several others with VIN #s, and it sounds like the third week of April will be RED active. Hope yours comes soon.

Brian H | March 30, 2013

Can't pull out the individual shots, but here's the photo page:

webguy | April 1, 2013

Yes, can't wait to see some pics from these fresh deliveries!

vinster | April 1, 2013

I just got my "Get Started: Delivery Information Requested... It's time to schedule your delivery." email from Tesla. Finally!

I'm #4605 and my other details are in the red tracking spreadsheet if you're interested.

miamimd | April 1, 2013


That is awesome!!!!! Happy for you and I hope to see that email soon too.

DLM270 | April 1, 2013

I also received my "Delivery" button today. Looks like the next several weeks will be very RED!

dubaty | April 1, 2013

I got the email today, as well. I think my number was 2198 (they took it off the website). I've been living this fantasy so long, it's a little weird (and strangely scary) to realize it's about to become reality. I plan on taking delivery at home; I don't have time to go pick it up and I'm not comfortable making its virgin trip start so far from home. There are already several MS driving around here, but I think mine will be the first 2013 red. Time to schedule!

JaneW | April 1, 2013

Just pushed the button.
Says April 11 -- 24.
Heh heh.

dbbtex | April 1, 2013

Got my 'time to plan delivery'button today, 7544, window of April13-27, Dallas. Planning to take delivery at the service center here. Wonder if it will be the first Red in Texas??

hsadler | April 3, 2013

Heard a rumor that Red reservees are camping out in front of the Santana Row store to get first glimpse tomorrow.

RedS | April 3, 2013

Went to the private opening of the new store in Santana Row today (only Tesla owners invited), and the Red was simply stunning.

It isn't screaming Ferrari red, yet not as subdued as the Signature Red. Pictures cannot capture the color accurately at all (mine or the ones I have seen in the gallery).

Really worth the wait. Best. Red. Ever.

Brian H | April 3, 2013


tmwright | April 4, 2013

There's a discussion on red over at TMC. Someone posted pics from Santana Row, but it's actually the same car that's been on tour and not a production line vehicle.

DLM270 | April 4, 2013

Hoping to see the real PRODUCTION RED in the next week. Can't wait

atlg8or | April 4, 2013

Just received our Delivery button this morning! April 17 - May 1 delivery. Can't wait for our Red!

Bperry01 | April 4, 2013

What's your res# (or finalize date) Altg80r?

atlg8or | April 4, 2013

@Bperry01 - #6,574 85kWh Multi-coat Red, Grey leather, Obeche Matte, Pano, 19", Air, Tech

atlg8or | April 4, 2013

@Bperry01 - and Finalize date 12/3/12

ylyubarsky | April 4, 2013



HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AnnK | April 4, 2013

Delivery button!!!!!!
Delivery April 26- May 10
Standard 85kW
Active Air Suspension
19inch wheels
Tech Package
Seattle Area-Issaquah

Saxena | April 4, 2013

Also just received delivery button. We too are in Issaquah, WA with delivery window April 26 - May 10.

Only Trons | April 4, 2013

Just got our delivery button. !!!!! Delivery window 24 Apr - 8 May in Northern Virginia. 85kWh, Pano, 19", Grey Leather, Obeche Wood Gloss, Tech, Sound, Active Air. Finalize date 1/3/13.

eddygorsuch | April 4, 2013

The one good thing about ordering "make me wait red" is that it have me a chance to upgrade to the performance plus package. And now my status says that the order will be delivered to the factory on April 15. Yay.

Scott Snyder | April 4, 2013

My initial excitement about the REDs finally being delivered was fading... until tonight!!! I just got my delivery button. Delivery window is April 19th - May 3rd. 60kWh, Pano, 19", Black Leather, Obeche Matte, Tech, Sound, Active Air. Reservation #6447. Finalize date 12/9/12

I sure hope it comes on the 19th (that's my birthday).

hsadler | April 4, 2013

Ok April 26th - May 10th

Got the Delivery button

85KWh, red, tan, obeche gloss, pano, tech, air

Res #160XX

Now the longest wait begins!!!

celtrog | April 4, 2013

finalized 1/15/13
What a rush.....
Imagine when it arrives.
85KWH, tan int, obeche gloss, pano, tech, sound, air...

We should all have a Red Tesla League of our own
(apologies to Arthur Conan Doyle)

Brian H | April 4, 2013

A Performance Plus Red is a hot item ...

Bperry01 | April 5, 2013

Delivery Button for 10,307 today!! (finalized 12/11/12)

April 12th through April 26th
Delivery to the Seattle Service Center


miamimd | April 5, 2013

Waiting to get that delivery button for my beautiful RED PERFORMANCE PLUS 85KWH fully loaded tesla model S. If I don't get this car soon and they still keep coming out with options to add on the car I am going to end up paying 200K + for it, LOL

vinster | April 5, 2013

Got another email from Dani S., a delivery specialist yesterday. I provided my Driver's License, Insurance and factory pick-up date.

Got a call from her this morning, and finalized the final MVPA (signed over email via DocuSign). I have a VIN number now and my tentative factory pick-up date is Saturday 4/13 at 11am.

She also mentioned that the date will need to be confirmed next week, since the factory was shutdown for retooling and will begin production again on Monday.

Maybe I'll see some of you at the factory on 4/13. :)

PS : Updated the spreadsheet as well.

JPPTM | April 5, 2013

RN327xxx on 2/3/13 (reservation 18,8xx)
MVPA signed 2/11/13
Just called DS and got delivery button 4/5/13.
Factory pickup window 5/3-5/17 (she says more like 2nd week in May).

85 (non Perf), red, black, obeche gloss, 19 ", tech, active air, NO pano or sound studio.

Pulse | April 5, 2013

@AnnK, @Saxena I am #9731 and from the seattle area still waiting for my delivery button. Why are they ignoring me!!!

mthanos | April 5, 2013

Just got the delivery button. April 24 - May 5. Res 314xxx, seq 123xx. Configured last Dec. P85, red, tech, pano, air, twin, no 3rd child seats. It is going to be a spring to remember!

Steve Proteau | April 5, 2013

Got my delivery button last night. April 26 - May 10. Sequence number 13704. Installed my NEMA 14-50 this morning. All set!......

Peter J | April 5, 2013

No button, and I am order # 884! Called the Bellevue store; learned that they can see a button on their side, even though IE8 doesn't show it in my Explorer window. They worked through the survey with me, and confirmed I am batched in the delivery window of April 26 to May 10.

Makes for a better weekend...

Brian H | April 5, 2013

That's what you get for using an oldie von moldie proprietary non-compliant browser.

bob | April 6, 2013

Looks like the reds are starting to flow like the Hudson River now. Just got my delivery button. 85P, Pano, Sound, Air, Obeche Gloss, Tech. Finalized 12/6/12. Window 4/19 - 5/3. Whooo Hoooo!!!

DC@Tesla | April 6, 2013

@thomas.george1 and @Peter J

I had to call to get my delivery button to show up. Finalized end of Dec 2012, Sequence 16 K. Now set for delivery May 3-17 at the Service Center. (apparently no more home deliveries). P85.

Ohms.Law | April 6, 2013

DC@Tesla - who did you call? I've tried calling and get nothing.

P85, #3422, 3/2011, Red

DC@Tesla | April 6, 2013

I was assigned a delivery specialist after I finalized. I e-mailed him and got a call back the very next day. Very nice customer care! (Looks like they are following the sequence numbers so you should be in since your also ordered a P85, but it seems location may also matter; I'm in California. Hope you have a a delivery date soon).

dubaty | April 6, 2013

Delivery button showed up on April 1 (briefly considered that it might be an elaborate joke),got a call from Tesla on April 3, sent pictures of license and insurance card on April 4. Got the paperwork by email on April 5 and signed tonight (April 6). I have a VIN and a delivery window of 4/13-4/27. Nothing left to do but pay a bunch of money and wait for delivery. Reservation #2198, P60.

vinster | April 8, 2013

Re-sharing this from TMC's red tracking thread. Elon twitter'd a factory pic of the red:

My tentative factory pick-up date is scheduled for this Sat, 4/13, so I hope that is not my car in the picture unless they can speed it along pronto! :-)

Brian H | April 8, 2013

Is he allowed to take photos in the factory?


Brian H | April 8, 2013

Can't post it here.

Brian H | April 8, 2013

Or maybe ...

Brian H | April 8, 2013

Who prefers the robo-red? :\

LMB | April 9, 2013

@Brian I prefer the car red, not the robo-red. My big fear was that this red would be orangey, which I associated with cheap sports cars trying to get your attention. It looks like I'm going to love this color. Glad I took the risk and ordered it.