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

2EV-Family | 18. april 2013

Delivery in Seattle on Tuesday :-) P85!!! The 20 month wait is nearly over. :-)

hsadler | 19. april 2013

Got our VIN # 9328

Multi Red

Delv still a window of 4/26 - 5/10

Scott Snyder | 19. april 2013

Got an email from delivery specialist on Wednesday that my 60 pano red would be ready for pickup at the factory on the 26th. When I called today to see how to deliver a check she said I can pick it up tomorrow. What great timing... today is my birthday!!!

dubaty | 20. april 2013

Got my MS today!! The red is gorgeous. I have to agree with others who have received theirs that the images on the web do not accurately represent the color. Even owner pictures that have been posted look brighter than the real color. In reality, there is enough depth to give it an air of sophistication - but certainly bright enough to get noticed! Delivery was flawless and I have successfully linked my phone and openers (gate and garage). Nice tip from Tesla on HomeLink: if having trouble finding signal, open the frunk and press your existing remote next to the chrome plates underneath (instead of holding it in front of the car as the instructions say). So much left to learn (and no DS to walk me through it all).

Brian H | 20. april 2013

That was an owner discovery that got passed back to Tesla.

dubaty | 20. april 2013

Good discovery. It worked like a charm.

Musterion | 21. april 2013

Did any of you Reds with Tech package not get the fog lamps at delivery? There is a thread at TMC saying fog lights were "deleted" without warning and replaced by ugly plastic cover.

bob | 21. april 2013

Got VIN 4/19


Multi Red
Black interior
Obeche Gloss

Delivery beginning 4/22 (Earth Day)

dubaty | 21. april 2013

No fog lights and the control is gone from the control screen. I am not even sure the cornering lamp is still there. Will have to try it out.

AnnK | 22. april 2013

I got the email last night at 11:00pm PST to call my delivery specialist.
I called this morning.
VIN 9300
Reservation 9271
Multicoat Red
Delivery scheduled for 5/4 in Seattle

ylyubarsky | 22. april 2013

Unfortunately my delivery specialists in CA and FL don't bother calling me at all. I am the one that found out that my VIN number is already available last Monday. Not impressed with the service at all. When I obtained my VIN number, I was told last week that my car will be in production line this week. I decided to call this morning just to find out how the process is going on. I was very much surprised to find out that my car is on the way to Florida since yesterday and will be delivered this Saturday. I was happy but very sad that nobody informed me until I called them. At least now I know where the car is and hope that my pick up experience will be better than customers service/ delivery specialist service in California. My VIN 9177 Red Black P85. There was another gentleman BlkCld expecting a car approximately at the same time. Hope to meet you there.

O EMSHN | 22. april 2013

Will pick up at the factory Thursday, 4/25 (it's ready now but I can't get there until Thursday)

tan leather

VIN 9050
P15049 - ordered 12/1/12
Finalized 1/17/13
Delivery Button 4/4/13
Delivery window 4/19 to 5/3

djm12 | 22. april 2013

Between Weds-Fri last week, VINs in the 94xx range were released. So, will this week see 10k?

2EV-Family | 22. april 2013

Picked up our car tonight. The red is awesome in the sun!

black leather, carbon
dual chargers

originally #4252
deferred for red, delivered as VIN 8944 in Seattle

20 months from reservation to delivery

Delivery on Earth Day!

Very cool to see it plugged in next to our other electric car, a 1986 Fiero conversion that our son designed with a 30Kwh Lithium -Iron-Phosphate pack.

Captain_Zap | 23. april 2013

Happy Earth Day, buddy!

ylyubarsky | 23. april 2013

I stopped by Dania Beach store this afternoon. Honestly I am disappointed because the color is different than the original Store Red that was standing next to it. Why Tesla decided to change the original Red color, I don't know. Not a smart decision from my point of view. Store Red has more pearl and brighter and New Red is darker and pretty flat. Some people like it but I am disappointed. Nevertheless I take it on Monday afternoon and hopefully I'll get used to it.

atlg8or | 25. april 2013

Picking up our Red S tomorrow here at the ATL Service Center. Tesla grin engaged... :)

tomcat | 28. april 2013

It is exciting to hear your enthusiasm for your cars!

After seventeen months my wait is nearly over: Friday, May 10th at the Tesla Seattle Service Center.

Multicoat red on black leather with lacewood accent. 60 kwh, panoramic, super and tech.

I have not spent so much energy preparing a room for a new arrival since the baby's room 15 years ago. My garage is spotless and waiting with a gleaming chrome 240 outlet. Though it will not be the only car with Tesla DNA in our two-car garage.

We bought the Toyota RAV4 EV a month ago and sold our Odyssey minivan. The Tesla parts are easy to spot as they are labeled.

My wife has been adhering to the recommended 1000 mile burn in before pushing it. But she could not resist teaching a characteristically rude BMW driver a little respect this week by leaving him in the rear view.

I have decidedly not driven the "baby Tesla" so I can purely experience the switch from my old Saab wagon to electric. Not to mention, I do not want any hard feelings when it is clear only one person will drive the Model S.

nickjhowe | 28. april 2013

@dubaty (and everyone else) - if you haven't checked out the Model S delivery checklist you should.

RD7 | 28. april 2013

My P85 Multicoat Red (pano, silver, tech, sound studio, shelf, armor) arrived on Wed 4/24. I was told it is the first MC Red to be delivered in Arizona. Cool.

The HPWC arrived the day before and my electrician was kind enough to come out Wed morning so it was installed and ready when the car arrived. Gotta love it when a plan comes together ...

Needless to say, I am loving it!

dsecrist | 28. april 2013

@tomcat, there is a chance that I might see you at the Seattle service center. I got the delivery button on Saturday after waiting 17 months, just like you. My delivery window is 5/9 - 5/23. When did you finalize?

85, multi-coat red, pano, air, tech, sound, 19", rear seats

dubaty | 28. april 2013

@nickjhowe - Thanks, that's a very helpful document. Fortunately, everything has worked so far. I checked for the cornering lamps and they are there and functioning just fine.

ylyubarsky | 29. april 2013

Today I am getting my P85 at 4 pm in Dania Beach Store. VIN 9177. Although I am disappointed that the original Sun Set Red has been changed to more darker Red but I am still excited. Will post some pictures when the sun shows up. Today the weather looks bad. Rain is coming any minute. Not the right time for rain.

Peter J | 29. april 2013

Seattle just got a truck load of Red. Seven cars, and mine not included! My car ended up in "End of Line Repairs", which doesn't sound good... Anybody know anything about that loop?

Reservation # P884, 6/14/2009, 60/Pano/Tech/SC/Gray/LW

dsecrist | 29. april 2013

Peter J,
Any chance you did a little detective work and wrote down the VINs for the 7 reds? My delivery isn't for another week in Seattle, but I figure it is worth asking...

Peter J | 29. april 2013

I did not, D, but I would be very surprised if you aren't in that batch. I understand that shipping destination also affects production order. No accounting for my bad luck of a car that didn't pass inspection, though I heard today that it is through the factory and in the parking lot waiting for the next truck heading this way.

I am VIN 9400, if that tells you anything.

celtrog | 29. april 2013

What a great post.
I pick up at the factory May 10......
Multi red, 85, pano, air, tech, sound....
Can't wait.....
Even planned my license plate
(is tan too subtle?)
Maybe F-OPEC

celtrog | 29. april 2013

Should read is that too subtle?

Is it?

tomcat | 29. april 2013

@dsecrist, I finalized January 23rd. Your car sounds great. What's the interior color?

'Hope to see you in Seattle.

JaneW | 29. april 2013

"New Red is darker and pretty flat."

Get it out in the sun and it sings!

hsadler | 30. april 2013

Picked up at Fremont yesterday.
Red with Plaid interior - we chose the wide stripped alternating blue and green plaid seats.

Sorry, that last part was for ylyubarsky. (Hope you come to love your red before the sun comes out) Our seats are actually tan.

We took her home to Pebble. Stopped at the Lodge for lunch and before we got in the door 4 people had taken pics.

Stopped at the gas station in Pebble and told the attendant that I couldn't find the gas cap. He's a friend and was expecting me, but still funny to other patrons.

Now she is in the garage plugged into 110v awaiting installation of 240v (Solar City balked at the last minute even though we arranged with them 2 months ago. - booooo!!!)

So, yes, the Red is amazing - hard to describe the effects of sun and shade.

Tried out the Supercharger at Gilroy and a Chargepoint just 3 blocks from home. All worked fine.

Tesla forgot to put on the Armor, but they will. Everything else on the checklist (thanks for that Nick!!) was good.

Driving the way we normally do got us 325 Kwh from Fremont to Monterey. Varying between 60 - 80 on hwy. (Yes we do go over the limit in Calif - but with the flow of traffic!!!)

Want to thank all the Forum contributors that helped educate us on this amazing car and eased our trepidations about spending so much on something we were unsure of.

At the factory tour, each time we got close to a worker, we thanked them. If you happen to be there, that is something I suggest.

dsecrist | 30. april 2013

I selected tan leather with obeche gloss. I was originally thinking blue with grey leather and obeche matte (gorgeous combo) but ultimately decided to wait for the red.

The rest of my config is standard 85kWh, 19" wheels, pano, sound, tech, twin chargers, and rear facing seats.

Brian H | 30. april 2013

"the wide stripped alternating blue and green plaid seats." Why did they take their clothes off?

"325 kWh from Freemont ..." did you mean 325 Wh/mi.?

tomcat | 30. april 2013

@dsecrist, I thought long and hard about the blue, too, but when the red appeared...

Your final choice sounds great -- classic Ferrari colors. I went with the black & lacewood. I do wish I could have seen the grey prior to finalizing but am definitely psyched about black.

hsadler | 30. april 2013


"325 kWh from Freemont ..." did you mean 325 Wh/mi.?"

I did that for you.

While at the factory yesterday, noticed lots of reds with black interior near the end of assembly. Couldn't get any VINs.

You just wanna grab a few of those unpainted fenders and doors maybe a hood for spare parts.... or a motor


Only Trons | 30. april 2013

Just took delivery today of our Red MS at Rockville MD Service Center. Order finalized 1/3/13; delivery button 4/4/13. 85kWh, Pano, 19", Grey Leather, Obeche Wood Gloss, Tech, Sound, Active Air. Jamee at Rockville was super to work with. Tesla grin frozen in place !!!!!!!!!!!!!