Model S colours

Model S colours

Hello Tesla Fans,
what are your favorite colours for the Model S?

My cars were always black but the Model S looks also really great in white.
Perhaps in some dark gray it would also look great!
I would like to see more Model S prototypes in different colours... ;-)

Brian H | 7 septembre 2010

Florescent chartreuse!

Or maybe not ...

jacob_n1087 | 8 septembre 2010

I think a dark green would be great, think of that shade of green used on the Jaguar XLR

TslaFan | 8 septembre 2010

I've seen white, gray (almost slate), and burgundy so far. Here are the pics for them:

chenglo1 | 18 septembre 2010

Ferrari..ooops...Tesla Red.

Brian8 | 18 septembre 2010

A participant in the other (unofficial) Tesla forums has an avatar he created in Photoshop which is a Model S in the Roadster's orange.

At least at that very small size it looks incredibly good. Hard to know if it would look unwieldy at full size.

I do hope that Tesla offers at least a few exotic colors that you don't typically see in luxury sedans.

Can Eng | 3 octobre 2010

What about an all chrome car? It would be reminiscent of that Saudi Arabian prince who had the Audi TT made with solid silver body panels.

Can Eng

BYT | 4 octobre 2010

Dark Grey or Navy Blue Brushed Metal

ChristianG | 5 octobre 2010

@Can as it's not allowed in all coutnries i doubt that all chrome will be an option. before painting it yourself check with the local laws.

sacox46 | 12 octobre 2010

Candy apple red - not fire engine red.

Bruno Suárez | 15 octobre 2010

How about a rich, moderately dark, but not too dark midnight blue?

stevie_a | 24 octobre 2010
davidcjones | 28 octobre 2010

Maybe that prismatic paint that looks different colors viewed from different angles.

paylessclosets | 28 octobre 2010

Pearl white...ah yes...

SuzannaRosanna | 31 octobre 2010

I'd vote for a lovely gold or a metallic burgundy. I've had Porsches in those colors. Understated but elegant.

cablechewer | 1 novembre 2010

My personal vote is to see the car in a nice Dark Blue. I might also consider Dark Green or a dark grey.

Vawlkus | 3 novembre 2010

Gimme Ebony black or nothin' :P

Klaus | 4 novembre 2010

British racing green with tan interior.

Liz G | 4 novembre 2010

I was leaning towards the burgundy but I have to say the color changing effect would be neat.

msiano17 | 23 novembre 2010

any of the standard colors are fine, but they need to be done correctly, Jaguar's green, Ferrari's Red, BMW blue's ... they are the ones that stand out the best ...

AndrewM | 26 novembre 2010

Electric blue - or is that too obvious? ;-)

I'm leaning towards something remarkable, maybe dark orange, but worried about the resale value. What do people think - do buyers of secondhand sports cars (including tesla roadsters) prefer more muted colours?

eberhard | 26 novembre 2010

brillant yellow, like my roadster

BYT | 29 novembre 2010

@AndrewM: I read a story online about an individual who had a red Honda CRV and posted it in a classified add. That individual had a few car dealers call her with a strong interest in purchasing the car off of her and started a bidding war for it simply because it was an in demand color. I think the answer therefore is yes! Although everyone has their taste in cars and colors, it doesn't hurt to get a color that would be more popular or in higher demand.

I will hold off and think long and hard about the color I would like my Model S to be once the official color schemes are released.

Blaked | 1 décembre 2010

Brian8, can you put the link for that orange model s?

searcher | 1 décembre 2010

Metallic bluish/grey, same coler as my 65 GTO. Not sure of actual name of the color. What a car, what a color.

Roblab | 24 décembre 2010

A Tesla Motors Club Forum member has made a site where you can dial in any color, hue, brightness, contrast. It is quite fun. You can see any color you can imagine.

Volker.Berlin | 6 janvier 2011

@AndrewM / @BYT: Choose whatever color you prefer personally, but don't worry over the second hand price you may get in a few years from now. My personal expectation: You won't get any good price anyway, so why bother?

Realistically, there will be the folks that buy used cars because they want to get from A to B, and they will continue to buy traditional ICE cars for decades to come. That's simply because EV technology is new and unfamiliar and (most probably) wearing off more quickly than ICE technology. Have you ever bought a used phone and not bought a new battery at the same time? The motor may be great for decades and a million miles, but battery and electronics...?

And here is the second important argument: There will be the folks that are interested in new technology and that have no reservations against EVs. Will they buy your used Model S for a good price? Probably not, because by the time you want to sell it, EV technology will have considerably advanced and your 1st gen Model S will look antique compared to all the shiny new models with more innovations at a lower entry price. Look at the price decline for used smart phones or used laptop computers, if you don't believe me.

I may be wrong, but I don't speculate on selling my used Model S for any good price (collector's item may be the only exception).

qwk | 6 janvier 2011

You cannot compare phones or laptops to EV's. You can go out and buy one anytime you wish.

Not so with an EV. Simple supply and demand economics. I really doubt that you will be able to buy an EV with more innovation than the S for a long time.

Loek | 6 janvier 2011

I do hope they include some real colors and not just shades of grey (white, grey, silver, black). This car deserves to be seen. I think a deep forest green would be nice, or the bright burgundy of the prototype. I would even like to see some out there in lime green, bright royal blue, orange, bright red and my family says I should buy a yellow car.

Yeah maybe make mine yellow.

Discoducky | 23 janvier 2011

@Roblab, thanks for the link to the site. How about this color?

80 contrast
90 hue
120 threshold
2 brightness
40 saturation
90 alpha

It looks like a modification of deep forest green or British Racing Green. To me it looks like a blackish alien green. More vibrant than typical DFG or BRG.

Roblab | 23 janvier 2011

Nice. Hope there's something like it in their color selections!

Filipe Portugal | 26 janvier 2011

Agree with pearly white .. Hmmm

Brian H | 27 janvier 2011

Nice. Very rich tone.

Roblab | 4 février 2011

Was sitting in restaurant yesterday, looking out window to parking lot. About half cars were grey/silver. Another fourth White, and another Black. NO imagination! I am all for elegance and luxury looking paint, but I think I might like something besides what every other car on the road is. I liked the Iceberg Blue on the Roadster. Don't know what it might look like on a bigger car. Also like the Candy Apple Red they have on the pre prototype now. And of course, some people just like to blend in.

searcher | 5 février 2011

I always wanted to have a dark burnt orange '35 Ford coupe street rod. The burnt orange being the same coloring of orange in a Britanny dog I had at one time. Wanted to name the car "Los Revenue". Incendently, not original name.

iwantateslasedan | 1 mars 2011

I would like a sedan with any of these colors:

olive green (like army clothing;)
blue steel (a blueish-gray that is slightly more on the blue side);
basic brown;
"sky-blue with some silvery tint" to it;
basic beige;
dark purple that's almost black (where you can't tell if it's black or purple, depending on the light it's in).
NO BLACK; NO WHITE, NO SILVER, NO RED!!!!!!!!!!! Every car I see on the roads are these colors. I think Tesla should be unique, not just in the type of car but in its colors. Yes, I'll work in your marketing department if you'd like. Ha,ha!

William13 | 1 mars 2011

Elon has been said to be fairly conservative in matters of style. The Roadster started out with standard colors but luckily now is available in many special unique colors.

Vincent D Jovino | 2 mars 2011

I saw the Model S at D.C.,it was Candyapple Red....HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!
they also had about 6 color samples...all looked good,,,,

1gremlin | 26 mars 2011

I was fortunate enough to see the Model S in DC for the open house event Feb 17 with Model S prototype . My last four cars black. I NEVER had owned a red car. The car was drop dead gorgeous in "Radiant Red. To quote my wife, "Of all the cars we looked at the last year, including the DC auto show, I like this one the best. Very pretty".
So it will probably be coin toss between black or radiant red. Mid life crisis states get the red one :- )

Tom A | 27 mars 2011

The red Alpha as seen at the DC store open house was fantastic. I'm also partial to the black test mule that is pictured in the article. Very sweet.

VolkerP | 28 mars 2011

my wife favors the orange alpha VIN011 - the one scheduled for crash test validation...

Roblab | 28 mars 2011

Maybe Tesla would let your wife have it when they are finished! Might oughta ask.... :)

Tom A | 29 mars 2011

If you take Discoducky's numbers on that Model S site, and change the hue to 40, it looks pretty slick - the color does not appear to be the same depending upon the angle of light.

Of course, this is a simulation - I do not know it's limitations - it could be an artifact of the program.

Anyway, fun webpage! Gread 5-min diversion when needed.

Brian H | 30 mars 2011

I doubt it would pass inspection! I doubt Volker wants stuff falling off when she hits the goose pedal ...

ncn | 9 mai 2011

My fiancee really, really wants purple. Sadly this is unlikely to be available. :-( I suppose I can ask, though.

Brian H | 10 mai 2011

Is she a really violet sort of person? ;)

Maybe if you call your request "Grape" ...

Gunleik | 14 mai 2011

Brian H: Fluorecent

Brian H | 15 mai 2011

Nope. Fluorescent.

Gunleik | 20 mai 2011

Brian H:
So you noticed ;-)

vouteb | 21 mai 2011

How about "mix' your own colour in the store (Virtually)

Audi offers tailor made colours