Web Design Studio is operational

Web Design Studio is operational

Finally get to see MY car!

David70 | 23 mars 2012

Only 3 days late, and worth the wait.

mklcolvin | 23 mars 2012

I feel SO much better! Thank you TM, and I'm sorry for ever doubting you!

dborn | 23 mars 2012

What is that structure in the ceiling just above the rear view mirror? Is it storage of some kind?

jbherman | 23 mars 2012

And...there's now an edit feature on the forum! (Up above on the Tesla logo)

jbherman | 23 mars 2012

Never mind...that's only for the initial post in the thread...I need to go to sleep!

mvbf | 23 mars 2012

I like the tail on the performance especially from the side view.

ddruz | 23 mars 2012

dborn, I was told that is a speaker.

Did people notice that the standard interior is now "Textile" instead of "Microfiber?" It looks great in the renderings. I for one am very pleased with the appearance of the standard interior.

jbunn | 23 mars 2012

We can all relax now....

HEY! Where are the cup holders?!?

steve | 23 mars 2012

No more complaints from me....they got this right...options and all. Except perhaps that I would prefer the dark performance wheels in the smaller 19" version. My experience with the lower profile tires is that they tend to blow easily and have a harder ride.

Bring on number 23 on the general production!

Jason S | 23 mars 2012

I thought the two-tone roof vs seatback was a mistake in photoshop but it is consistent for the studio.

In addition there is ZERO exterior or interior difference between Sig and regular.

doutt | 23 mars 2012

Still shows rear headrests. I was told specifically that these had been removed from the car for visibility reasons. I think they look good.
Anyone have other information?


Crow | 24 mars 2012

So why do I get a message saying, "Success! You've unlocked bonus views". I click OK but nothing happens.

jbunn | 24 mars 2012

You have bonus views. What more do you want?

Nick Kordich | 24 mars 2012

@Kroneal - I was getting that about a month ago, when viewing the site on an original iPad when I encountered some other errors. It doesn't seem to do anything, or didn't at the time, and I wasn't able to reproduce it on a desktop. It sounds like it may have been intended to be an Easter Egg, possibly as a result of swiping to another view with a touchscreen, but it didn't actually unlock anything for me previously, and I'm not seeing it now.

Crow | 24 mars 2012

Thanks, Nick. I just wanted to makes sure I wasn't missing something. So everybody else sees just the 10 interior views, right? Those customizable center consoles all look great but I am going to choose the one with the 32 oz. Thirstquencher cup holders, tissue cozy, and mini fridge. And what about the Signature Surprises view? Loved it! Those things are awesome, just like a Bond car. I can't wait for some big, old gas guzzling truck to tailgate me.

mikeadams | 24 mars 2012

I had this bizarre dream last night that I discovered you could push a button on the side of the center armrests and that the whole assembly sprung to life and moved foward about a foot. The armrests then folded back 90 degrees behind the console to reveal several storage compartments behind the existing cupholders. To top it off, another tilt out compartment revealed itself in front of and below the cup holders.

Peak Oil bruin | 24 mars 2012

Hurrah, i've got a bit more confidence in the TM S model delivery schedule.

Less remorse about holding thousands of TSLA shares compared to 24 hours ago. can the design studio facet boost TSLA back to the 35-36 range?

kublai | 24 mars 2012

What color is the piping for gray performance interior? Looks yellowish to me.

Mycroft | 24 mars 2012

POB, I seriously doubt that Wall Street cares about the design studio. :)

ddruz | 24 mars 2012

On the side view of the interior which shows the back seats: What is at the bottom front of the armrest / cup holder module? Whatever it may be it is not flush with the module base like I would expect. It looks like something "extra" there. I blew up the picture and it does not appear to be an artifact. Any ideas? (If I knew how to post pictures I'd do so and draw an arrow to it.)

prash.saka | 24 mars 2012

@ddruz, I can think of three things that match your description - The seat buckle, the arm rest/cup holders, and the open storage area. I am almost positive that you are referring to none of these.

~ Prash.

Brad Holt | 24 mars 2012

The extra views message is a bleed-over from the Roadster design studio, which would give you additional views if you put in the Konami code (↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A Start) where Start is ENTER. Oh, programmers... :P
I saw back then that users on touch devices were accidentally inputting the code while randomly swiping around.

I'm hoping they'll eventually give us some extra views for the S too! Maybe once they lump in the Options portion of the design studio too.

ddruz | 24 mars 2012

prash.saka, Thanks for your reply but it's none of those.

erik | 24 mars 2012

Very nice. I've had my 15 minutes of fun with it, as i imagined. Not very much to play around with, unlike the roadster design studio.
I'll go back to cybersleep now, wake me when European pricing is up ;-)

P664 Europe

DrJ | 24 mars 2012

Wait - I only have 4 views of the interior, and no options. How do you get to the extra views?

pbrulott | 24 mars 2012

Is it me or I don't see how the back seat can split and fold 60/40.

Interior view doesn't bring much clarity. I see a line separating the seats but it stops mid-way when it meets a leather bubble... Need that split to put my skis. Should I be worried


kevjo | 24 mars 2012

@pbrulott: Not to worry, I was at the Santana Row event last weekend and there is definitely a 60/40 back seat split and the back seats fold down nearly flat (I would guess 3-5 degrees off horiz.)

kevjo | 24 mars 2012

@ddruz: I believe this sloping segment below the armrest accommodates the AC/heating duct for the rear seats.

Volker.Berlin | 24 mars 2012

Still shows rear headrests. I was told specifically that these had been removed from the car for visibility reasons. (doutt)

This must have been a misunderstanding, IMO. Maybe the rear headrests were removed in a specific car that your were looking at? I am sure the final production car will have rear headrests, if only for regulatory reasons.

Question is, though, how far down can they be moved when not in use? In some Mercedes, the rear head rests can be tilted back (at the push of a button, from the driver's seat), such that they point into the trunk and are almost entirely removed from rear view. That would also help the Model S, but honestly, I simply expect headrests that can be vertically adjusted, and the low position would be the not-in-use position.

Liz G | 24 mars 2012

The rear head rest thing is odd. When I was at the Santana event I was specifically told they had been removed. Now I'm just confused.

Andrew18 | 24 mars 2012

YAY!!!!WOW!! I designed my car and it's the coolest car I've ever seen!! I can't wait! Black with grey leather, not perf, and lacewood accent. Awesome!

Sudre_ | 24 mars 2012

This is wonderful!!! After looking at all the options with my wife she has decided that the best car which she likes the most is the Performance Pearl White with grey interior! She really likes the carbon fiber accents.

Here I thought I would be stuck with the 40kWh battery standard version and have to push for a 60kWh battery.

Does anyone know about the interior roof? It seems to be the same color no matter which accents you pick. There are a few quirks with the design studio (like the black roof on an exterior view when painted roof is selected). That makes me wonder if the interior roof is supposed to change with leather color changes.

Andrew18 | 24 mars 2012

I was wondering that also.

DRAdams | 24 mars 2012

I believe the beta cars at the recent Santana Row event all had the same light-colored interior roof. It matches the white leather pretty well, as I recall.

Sudre_ | 24 mars 2012

hmmm... that kind of sucks then. Probably downgrading from the performance back to basic. The Performance my wife finds looks too "busy" with all the accents, grey leather and the roof being an off-white color. 20K extra is way over for an interior that's not making her completely happy. I guess it's back to the 60kWh battery with options. It's a shame because I had her sold on the carbon fiber.

Schlermie | 24 mars 2012

@Liz, @Volker,

Here's a recent picture of the rear seat headrests from one of the Betas at Santana Row...

DrJ | 24 mars 2012

I read somewhere one of the betas at the SR event didn't have headrests installed, but the others did and production cars would all have rear headrests.

BYT | 24 mars 2012

My guess is that they are removable to look like the photo above? Thanks again Schlermie!

JayK | 25 mars 2012

As nice as the design studio is, I would suggest really trying to see the interior/exterior colors in person. When you see the cars live, it makes a difference.

For instance in the design studio I like the white leather better than the black leather, but when I saw it live, my preference was reversed.

Brian H | 25 mars 2012

I think those ARE the headrests, fully depressed.

Brian H | 25 mars 2012

Nope, I guess not. They're much heavier/thicker in the Studio.

pbrulott | 25 mars 2012

Thanks Kevjo

+1 TM, saved my Blue TMS 230 with Tan interior + sun roof

just waiting for the call

stephen.kamichik | 25 mars 2012

I noticed that all the other international markets also have the design studio up and running. The base price is $49,900* everywhere in the currency of that country. The performance model S can be had in all three battery pack configurations. The design studio shows that the performance option comes standard with 19" wheels.

Sudre_ | 25 mars 2012

Am I missing something? I didn't see pricing for options or which were standard on any of the design studio stuff. I've been designing my car then going back to the options page and pricing it out. It appears to me that once you select the car you just get shown all the available options for it.

jcadman22 | 25 mars 2012

The pics are nice, but I thought we were going to get some packages. I distinctly remember seeing that link just days ago before this new rollout. I hope there will be some popular combinations of options that yield some savings when purchased together. The obvious one to me is combining the premium sound system with the tech package because I assume there is some crossover of parts. The other thing I was hoping to see is some incentive for choosing larger battery packs such as included tech package or leather seating.

foto | 26 mars 2012

It's nice that the design studio is finally here but while the Tesla buying experience may be different from other conventional cars, I still think it would be nice to see pricing on the design studio page and for it to change per changes to your configuration.

The options page states "...... 12-way, power adjustable, heated seats.". But from the design studio and the Betas, it looks like the front seats headrest won't be adjustable. Where's the 12-way coming from?

Volker.Berlin | 26 mars 2012

The 8-way seats with include: forward/backward, height adjustment up/down, reclining backwards/forwards and forward/backward angle of the seat. The 12-way adjustable seat will add lumbar support lower/higher and in/out. Upgrading to the Nappa leather with 12-way will also add memory functions and seat heaters (Walter Franck, Tesla, Ownership Experience Advocate)

David M. | 26 mars 2012

OBVIOUSLY, Tesla Motors is doing a great job with finishing touches on the Model S, since at this point, virtually all of the discussion surrounds very minor issues and preferences pertaining to the car.

Congratulations to TM for all the hard work that was expended over the last 3 years! I'm feeling really good right now, because it's become apparent to me that I "bet" on the right "horse". I have a feeling that the launch this summer will be very successful.

I'm looking forward to being invited to the next Fremont event. Perhaps a rollout event of the first production Model S?

All of us (reservation holders), need to come together and support the company at every opportunity, so it will be clear to the press and other potential customers that we really do love the car.

Who's with me on that?

doutt | 26 mars 2012

Comments from Tesla emailed to me:

"1. I checked with our product team and the Design Studio is not accurate.
The 2nd row seats will not have the headrests, only the front seats will."

Volker.Berlin | 26 mars 2012

doutt, thanks for the update! I'm confused, but that's ok. :-) We'll see what they come up with for the European market. I doubt you can sell a four/five door sedan here that does not have head rests in the second row.