New Multi Coat Red in Design Studio

New Multi Coat Red in Design Studio

This morning I noticed the new multi-coat red is shown in Design Studio. Looks to me to be very close to the Signature Red, not the flat Red displayed at various events. Anyone know if it is the same?

ylyubarsky | 15 dicembre 2012

So how far do you think they will push me if I am 14,277 ?

RD7 | 15 dicembre 2012

I was waiting for red as well, and ordered this w performance, 21" silver, tech, and more. I was also given Apr/May as a delivery date.

BTW, I have been talking to the config specialists for a long time about red, as I have been waiting for this to finalize and configure. They informed me that it is NOT the same as Signature red. Instead, it is more like what was available on the Roadster, but with a different process.

I agree with an earlier post that Sig Red has more maroon - definitely darker. In photo terms, this red has more saturation and luminosity IMHO.

Actually, I like it more than the Sig Red. Lucked out on that one :-)

Brian H | 15 dicembre 2012

Use to search for Sunset Red; that's the most recent name for the new red.

DLM270 | 16 dicembre 2012

I was informed by a Tesla Contact that the new red (Multi-Coat Red) will be different then the 'Sunset Red.' This is why they have changed the name. It will be similar in brightness and shade, but will have more depth (less flat) then the Sunset Red. I am hoping for this revision.

ylyubarsky | 16 dicembre 2012

Wait a second. I was under impression that Bright Red car that on the floor on Lincoln Rd. in Miami is the one that TM offers as Red color. Correct me if I am wrong. Do they have the 3-rd color that they are planning to offer?

Volker.Berlin | 17 dicembre 2012

ylyubarsky, there will only be a single shade of red, in addition to Signature Red, but it remains yet to be seen what that red is going to look like once it is in actual production. The current bright red cars that are out there (are there even more than one?) are custom paint jobs (necessarily).

ylyubarsky | 17 dicembre 2012

So how can I finalize my car if the color is not available to see? What if I don't like it after all and the car is in the production already. Sounds not fair.

JohnQ | 17 dicembre 2012

Yly--It's the risk one takes. I assume that chips aren't available in the stores yet so you have to make a choice. Order a red which will likely be similar to the Sunset Red that's been pictured elsewhere or go with currently available colors.

Alternatively, you can always re-reserve at the end of the line before the end of the year and that will give you a chance to see the red before you have to configure.

krogers | 17 dicembre 2012

The new multi-coat red is NOT the same color as the sunset red that had been previously photographed and shown at early GetAmped events. And it is NOT signature red.

Colors are not often truly represented in the computerized design studio, many colors (grey, green, blue) appear too dark in the computer design studio IMO. The colors in the samples in the stores are closer to the "real" colors. But I have found that all of the colors on actual cars always look better than any sample :-)

Picking the color of our cars is often the hardest design choice.

Volker.Berlin | 17 dicembre 2012

Picking the color of our cars is often the hardest design choice. (krogers)

Easy: Leave it to your wife. Quite likely she has a strong opinion, so that's a perfect opportunity to delegate. :-)

bobinfla | 25 dicembre 2012

@ylyubarsk: If you don't like it after production, then you put in a lot of positive thinking and convince yourself that it's the most awesome color ever. That's my plan of attack since I should have a Dolphin Gray car in a couple weeks and have never seen the color in real life. I haven't had a chance to test drive an S either, but feel much more comfortable on that side, based on the opionion of my wife (who did the test drive) and a couple thousand of my Tesla friends who have provided completely unbiased and unexagerated opinions on this site.

p.s. If you hate your red and I hate my gray, maybe we can swap.

ylyubarsky | 25 dicembre 2012

My second choice was Pearl White. So if I do get Red, that will be it, because you have gray. I also ordered Performance with black interior because I hate tan color. I like only white, brown or black interior. But we'll see. I just saw Red Bentley Continental today. If Tesla Red is this kind of Red, I would be happy.

ylyubarsky | 28 dicembre 2012

Anybody has found out what the real Red color is gonna be?

Brian H | 28 dicembre 2012

Use to search for multi-coat red, and you'll get the latest.

ylyubarsky | 29 dicembre 2012

Brian H ! doesn't work yet, unless I am doing something wrong. The site just asks me if I agree that site should exist.

Ohms.Law | 29 dicembre 2012

@ylyubarsky actually it does work. You just didn't recognize the search window immediately to the right of the Tesla logo and left of the Google search button. It you touch it it will open up the text function to enter your search term.

ylyubarsky | 29 dicembre 2012

Ohms.Law Could you please put "New Red Color" into the window you are referring to yourself and send me the link because I am going straight to Google from that window. Correct me if I am wrong

Ohms.Law | 29 dicembre 2012

Sure. It takes me out to a Google search too but the difference is that the search results you are seeing are ONLY from the Tesla forum. Here is what I got:

ylyubarsky | 29 dicembre 2012

Thanks Ohms.Law. BTW any news with Red Color Production lately and if the Red Color in Miami Store is the real Red color I am ordering?

Ohms.Law | 29 dicembre 2012

The simple answer is no news that I know of. And I (it would appear) have the same vested interest you do. As to the color in the Miami store I live in Maryland and haven't seen it. I think the closest and best representation may be the color in the Motor Trend COTY article. Sure is pretty!

djp | 29 dicembre 2012

The muti coat production red samples are on the design racks in the stores. They arrived about 2 weeks ago

ylyubarsky | 29 dicembre 2012

I was in Miami store a few days ago. There is only Signature Red color available on design rack. Are you sure? The last info from TM rep was that nobody knows yet. That's why it's strange that you saw a red color in any stores. Unless you think that Signature Red is Multi Coat Red

djp | 29 dicembre 2012

Saw it in Santana Row store on 7 November as they took it out of the box and added it to the display. The lady that came on our test drive confirmed it was the new red. First she had seen it.

Ohms.Law | 29 dicembre 2012

Here you go. From the Teslamotorsclub forum:

Ohms.Law | 29 dicembre 2012
Volker.Berlin | 30 dicembre 2012

The board software does not like the parentheses in that link and therefore does not make it clickable by itself. Above, I used the HTML <a>-tag to explicitly turn it into a link.

Ohms.Law | 30 dicembre 2012

VB: thank you for coming to my rescue. I knew someone would know what to do. Happy New Year to you sir. This will be the year we both drive away in our new cars.

ylyubarsky | 30 dicembre 2012

Happy New Year everybody and particularly Red Color owners. If the color that I saw is the one they will produce, it looks decent. Hope it won't postpone a delivery until the end of the year.

Volker.Berlin | 31 dicembre 2012

Ohms.Law :-)

ylyubarsky | 4 gennaio 2013

Just visited our Davie Florida store and saw a new Red color on the piece of plastic. It has nothing to do with the pictures that somebody was referring to a few days ago. This color is something between Signature Red and Bright Red that everybody saw on the picture. The one on the picture is identical to the one that is in Miami Store on Lincoln Rd. But experience showed that real color looks on the car different from a piece of plastic. Good example is Pearl White. It looks really pearl on a piece of plastic and looks almost the same as plain white in real life. So now I think we are all clueless until the day when we see the real red color on the first car in March.

Steve Proteau | 4 gennaio 2013

Went into the store the other day and saw the new red. It looks a bit flat in store lights but really pops with a light source such as a camera flash. I'm excited!

My first post, so let's see if the images are formatted correctly.

Steve Proteau | 4 gennaio 2013
ylyubarsky | 4 gennaio 2013

Pictures didn't work

Brian H | 4 gennaio 2013

You can't upload to this site directly. Use standard HTML for the img tag. You must supply the URL for a web-hosted/posted image, directly to the picture.

Put the photos up on a website like Flickr, or imageshack, then insert the url in the standard HTML for "img". Link to a reasonable size version of the shots, or specify height and width (taking care to preserve the proportions). E.g.:

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vinster | 5 gennaio 2013

I stopped by the Menlo Park showroom today and took 2 quick shots with my Nexus 4 phone. It is indoor lighting with no flash, so they look pretty dark and somewhat out of focus.

Close-up shot:

Further-back shot with the white paint chips next to it:
(The red appears very dark since the focus was on the White chip, I think. The grey wheels below are almost black!)

My attempt at sizing it for this post:

So the multi-coat red is definitely not the Sunset Red (bright orange-red) at the Get Amped events. It is a darker/deeper red. The paint chip looks pretty close to what is shown in the design studio web page (at least on my monitor). To me, it appears as a classier red, closer in tone to the signature red under bright sunlight.

The paint chip will probably look brighter under sunlight, but since I was alone, I didn't feel like taking it outside the showroom to snap a pic. When I do receive my car, hopefully in March or April (#4605), I'll update with better pictures!

PS: My Get Amped event with the Sunset Red post is here:
You can hopefully see the difference in color.

vinster | 5 gennaio 2013

Argh, the G+ pages are not the actual images, so the linking failed. Sorry, this should be correct:

Close-up shot:

Further-back shot with the white paint chips next to it:

ylyubarsky | 5 gennaio 2013

As I said before I brought that piece of plastic and outside it looks much brighter than inside but not even close to the Red that is on the picture from before. But again as I said the real Red will be different from a plastic Red because the paint on the car looks always different. Pearl White is a good example. It's absolutely different color on a plastic than in real life. So let's wait and see in March. Please whoever sees the real Red, take a picture and show to everybody. Thanks

RBats | 5 gennaio 2013

They have the "new red" as a test drive car at Tesla in Oakbrook, IL. I have been agonizing on color decisions for the past month since I got my finalize email. Have to do so by tomorrow or I get hooked into price increase. I went to check it out to see if I would like it and drove it yesterday - the rep said it was the one Motor Trend took pics of. It is a performance and had the 19" winter tire pkg on it. After driving it, I asked him if he was going to wash it soon - it was really dirty. Wanted to see it clean. He took it for a wash right away and called me. Saw it in the sun. Looked really nice. I have some pics but not sure how to upload them.

I think I am still getting the black though.

ylyubarsky | 5 gennaio 2013


How do you know it's a new red and not the bright red that we have pictures?

ylyubarsky | 5 gennaio 2013


I just spoke to your Tesla dealer in Oakbrook. The red car that they have is identical to Miami car and it's not the real future Red. So don't worry. Don't post your pictures. They confirmed that they have the same car as in Miami. And they didn't know themselves that it's not a future Red color. So one more time, let's wait until the first Red color owner shows up in March

jkirkebo | 5 gennaio 2013

Sad. I had decided on blue but began to consider the vibrant sunset red after a while. But this new red is way too dark for me, so blue it is then.

petero | 5 gennaio 2013

jkirkebo. If you thought the red was too dark. I pointed out a black "S" to my wife as we were driving down to La Jolla. She smiled at me and said, it is a beautiful car, a beautiful BLUE car.

Ohms.Law | 5 gennaio 2013

Sunset red, no just red. Red multi-layer no wait, not the final red. Motor Trend red, no more like the Miami red. No it's the red sample in the stories except, you guessed it, that's not really what the red will look like.

Will the real red, the red many of us swapped our original cars for, please stand up. This is getting to be ridiculous.

Cindy.holland | 5 gennaio 2013

I agree - Tesla needs to take a picture of the car in the new red in the sunlight is the same manner they did all of the other colors.

ylyubarsky | 5 gennaio 2013

As far as I know TM doesn't know themselves. Although if anybody can do it, why not.

jkirkebo | 6 gennaio 2013

Petero: I have nothing against black or dark blue colors. Red however is a color I don't find appealing if it's too dark. I hate maroon...

Saxena | 6 gennaio 2013

Ditto... Will be very disappointing if it's more like maroon. It should be what is displayed in the stores... Why would it be different?

djp | 6 gennaio 2013

Maybe go to a store and take the plastic sample out in the sun light. That's what we did at Santana Row, and I think I have a pretty good idea of what it will look like. I don't think it matters if the paint is on plastic or aluminum.

Brian H | 6 gennaio 2013

Elon doesn't like you, because he loves dark colours like maroon.

ylyubarsky | 7 gennaio 2013

I have some good news for Red Color car buyers. Finally after weeks of negotiations I received a 100% guarantee ( if you can trust Tesla ) that this is the real Red Color coming up in March. Please take a look:

All samples that were sent to all dealer stores are incorrect and were sent by mistake. So hope everybody is happy now. I think this information will push me a little bit back in line. But it's ok. Hope Tesla will fix all the minor problems with electronics they have right now until my baby arrives.