A lot of reservation holders will be togethere on the 9 feb event. Time to get the design studio operationel en show us a 100% fineshed Model S.
That will be a good timing!
On visiting the NYC store, I was told Tesla didn't like the lighting used by one photographer, and was using a replacement. Once the photos look good to Tesla, the Studio will be up.
My guess is that TM will wait a bit before rolling out the final Model S interior and the design studio. With today's reveal, they'll generate buzz and excitement about the Model X for the next few weeks. When that begins to ebb, they'll roll out the final Model S. Wish they'd do it all today, but I'd be (pleasantly) surprised if they do.
One thing that changed today in the Design Studio is that, for both the Signature and the regular production model, the tabs for "Interior", Packages" and "Options" now all say "Coming this Winter". Surely not!
It is winter now, no? Here in Australia it is Summer, so...............should be anytime now!!!
There are 41 days of winter still. So, ...
For I think the third time, "coming this winter" with "COMING SOON" below it isn't new.
Brian H, how do you define "winter"? In here winter is more like 200 days, so quite a few more than 41 are still coming...
Thanks for clarifying that "Winter" text. I must have looked at those tabs a dozen times, and only saw that notation last evening. Must have been looking too hard for some update!
I'm sure Brian H. defines winter as I do. ~March 21st is the beginning of spring. About 20 days from now.
Talked with a Tesla person at the Model X event. He said the complete Model S design studio should be up in about 2 weeks.
They said that a week ago, Alex. :(
Just saw the typo. 20 days should read 40 days.
About the winter comment, did the Ground Hog see his shadow? Otherwise it maybe a few more weeks after that... ;)
"David70 | February 10, 2012 new
I'm sure Brian H. defines winter as I do. ~March 21st is the beginning of spring. About 20 days from now."
Not hardly! It was 20 days in Feb, + 21 in March = 41 when I posted that!
To what is that definition based on? Just trying to understand how that is defined there.
For what it is worth, I was told by two different Telsa reps (at the event) that the design studio would go live "In a couple of weeks".
@ Timo - March 21 is generally defined as the first day of spring here (US), December 21st is the first day of winter, Sept. 21st is first day of autumn/fall, and June 21st is first day of summer.
These are based on the position of the sun. It has fairly loose correlation to the weather.
Brian. Exactly. My post was one day after yours. 40 days.
I don't mean to be pedantic, but the last day of Winter is March 19. So we have 37 days to go, not counting today. :)
And actually my dates are not the real ones but within a day or two for illustration. It's all about equinoxes and longest days/nights etc.
OK, thanks. Vernal equinox is at March 20 here so that's the end of the winter there. That's actually useful info, now I have a bit better understanding what the US people talk about when they refer to end of winter, start of summer etc.
Just to be a meteorological geek. ;-)
(The equinox by definition is equal amounts of light and dark everywhere on the planet.)
Northern Hemisphere seasons of 2012:
March 20, 1:14 A.M. EDT
June 20, 7:09 P.M. EDT
September 22, 10:49 A.M. EDT
December 21, 6:12 A.M. EST
"David70 | February 11, 2012 new
Brian. Exactly. My post was one day after yours. 40 days."
David, read what you wrote more slowly. Out loud if necessary:
"~March 21st is the beginning of spring. About 20 days from now."
Pay particular attention to the words in bold.
The reason it's March 20th this year, btw, instead of March 21 is because it's a Leap Year, and February stole one day off the start of March.
Bruce, you say "northern hemisphere seasons", but you seem to be being North-American-Centric, because many countries don't consider the seasons to be defined by the equinoxes/solstices. (I don't know about Canada.) Great Britain for example just says "Summer is June-July-August".
@BrianH - Apparently you missed David's (official-forums-version-of) edit: "Just saw the typo. 20 days should read 40 days."
yep, missed his update. My bad!
@ggr: I don't think the difference in definition is regional as it is a "popular" vs. "astronomical" definition. I do not know where my second volume of the Oxford English Dictionary has wandered off to, but this decidedly non-North-American-centric volume defines autumn as:
"The third season of the year, or that between summer and winter, reckoned astronomically from the descending equinox to the winter solstice; i.e. in the northern hemisphere, from September 21 to December 21. Popularly, it comprises, in Great Britain, August, September, and October; in North America, September, October, and November; in France from the end of August to the first fortnight in November."
I'm sure that "winter" has a similar astronomically exact, but regionally squishy, definition. (FWIW, New Englanders would likely agree with the French definition.)
Talking about getting threadjacked... ;-)
Original topic was when we would see the design studio. It was alluded by TESLA when they released the pricing and options page that the design studio would be a few weeks behind that announcement. No exact date was given, but I interpreted that to mean before Jan 1. Here's hoping the latest intel is correct that we'll see it in February....
A recent request to my customer service rep resulted in a very vague answer on this question. He must have gotten schooled about giving out dates because he wouldn't give out anything about test drive timelines either. A very vague "summer time" answer was given. Patience is killing me.......
The Model X reveal has given us all something to chew over for the next few weeks; arguing about the merits of the Falcon doors will keep us all occupied until it comes out!
In a couple of weeks we'll all be ready for the next thing and then they'll hit us with the Model S design gallery.... right, Tesla?!?
Actually, you're not. I can't find my own correction now. Although I know I made.
And as summer approaches I keep telling myself it is only months till I get my Model S. The number of months is the part that is frustrating. ;)
@David70 - It's right after my "They said that a week ago, Alex. :(" post.
Canada is a land of four seasons. We also go by March 21, June 21, September 21 and December 21. These dates may vary by one or two days because of leap year. The earth orbits the sun once every 365.25 days. This is why we have a leap year every four years (to make up for the 0.25 day).
CTRL-F is your friend. Page-search for "40" gets it first hit. :)
I didn't know about the CTRL-F. Is that common to all browsers?
Common to just about every Windows application. It's in the Edit menu, too, as "Find".
Yeh. I finally remembered that after I'd asked. I just hadn't used it within browsers before.
I still wish we had a way to edit our mistakes though.
I hope that when we get to visit the factory again we'll get to talk to the good folks that have been burning the midnight oil for years to get this car out (design center build out crew specifically) and we can all have a good laugh over this thread.
Alls I know is that when I woke up today I'm one day closer to ending my families dependence on oil and very grateful I didn't have to get a Leaf.
Even the Brits know about the 21st system, although they apparently chose to simplify!
Here in the eastern U.S. we're still wondering when, or whether, winter is going to start this year. Maybe that's why the Design Studio hasn't been updated. :0)
@Robert: I have it from a reliable source (the "wooly bears" in my parents' backyard outside of Boston) that winter isn't going to start this year. There will be one more small snow storm and that will be the end.
For the record, there are eight small sailboats out on the Charles River today. Usually at this time of year you could cross-country ski on the river.