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Blue, BLUE, BLUE!!!!!

Blue, BLUE, BLUE!!!!!

While I was looking at the various colors from the Model S (at the showroom), the Metallic Blue should be one of the FIRST choices available for this car (IMHO)! It looks almost black at night, but in the daylight, fantastic!

Of all the colors available (that they are showing currently), the Metallic Blue really sets this vehicle in a higher class, and would really draw attention to future would-be buyers!

Peak Oil bruin | November 27, 2011

I'm in love with catholics,
I'm in love with your blue cars
-Psychedelic Furs

Seriously, I didn't find the Tesla S blue paint chip very endearing. Blue has always been a bankers' color, and the way banks behave today...

Mycroft | November 27, 2011

I liked the blue. It's as rich and deep a blue as the Signature is a red. If I wasn't buying a Sig, it would be a tough choice to pick the color.

Scott451 | November 28, 2011

I love the blue. Please add it to the Signature color options!

BYT | November 28, 2011

My previous car was the same shade of blue so I'll have to change it up this time around. Warning, that shade of Blue and Black colors are hard to keep looking clean... :)

toto_48313 | November 28, 2011

The blue is nicer than the signature red to me...unfortunately it's not a signature color... So my Signature will probably be white. :-(

Mycroft | November 28, 2011

Hey toto, at least you won't have to wash it as often as those of us who go with the dark red. :)

Robert.Boston | November 28, 2011

That's what teenage sons are for, Mycroft! :-)

VolkerP | November 29, 2011

"Bennie, if you wash my car, I'll unlock 10 more kW for your next drive."

Brian H | December 1, 2011

RB;
Most teenage sons don't agree they're "for" anything, and are ingenious and unrelenting in their efforts to prove it. >:-|
;)

vouteb | December 2, 2011

Does the Signature only come in 1 colour?

Volker.Berlin | December 2, 2011

Yes. Except if you count white, gray, and black as "colors".

vouteb | December 2, 2011

hmm, so its that metallic red/burgundy?

vouteb | December 2, 2011

met gray should be cool

Brian H | December 3, 2011

I think someone reported that selection is just preliminary, that more would be revealed "later".

Volker.Berlin | December 4, 2011

That's what has been said. But "later" may be "too late" for the Signature series.

My5bAby | January 9, 2012

Can someone explain to me, that is show me, what Lacewood is? When I google it, it talks about the pattern in the grain, which I understand, but all of the examples are light brown in color. The example given by tesla looks grey or black.

Thanks,

P-2576

Thumper | January 9, 2012

Lacewood is the lumber of a specific Australian tree. It has ,as you have seen on the internet, a very attractive grain pattern. Some domestic trees, oak and sycamore for instance, can come close to this pattern when quarter sawn. The lacewood trim for the Model S has been (apparently) dyed or stained black. I very much like the effect and plan to order it for my car. I think it is very classy looking.

TeslaRumors.com... | January 10, 2012

My5bAby, if you go to the Teslarumors.com website, specifically to this link: http://teslarumors.com/Videos_6.html
The first video you'll see will show you the interior of a Model S with black Lacewood and you can start seeing some great images of it about 33 seconds into the video.

Thanks,
Max Mindel
http://teslarumors.com

vouteb | January 10, 2012

Tesla will be stupid to exclude Sig owners from all other 'regular' colours...

The other way round makes sense, though.

David70 | January 10, 2012

Maybe so, but I think maybe that wanted the Sig. to be very distinctive/exclusive. If you buy one of the "regular" colors you're going incognito.

EdG | January 10, 2012

I'll wait to see the lacewood in person. I love exotic wood grains, but that video makes the dashboard look like it has the measles.

Volker.Berlin | January 10, 2012

Tesla will be stupid to exclude Sig owners from all other 'regular' colours

That's part of the deal of receiving your car early. They simply don't have the paint shop set up for all those different colors when manufacturing the Signature series. At least that's my understanding.

Sudre_ | January 10, 2012

One robot paints all the colors. They don't switch robots for different colors. Different robots might paint different parts. Maybe it's the paint or pigments they won't have in time.
The Sig does paint Sig red, solid black, metallic silver and the premium white so all types will be possible just not all colors.

If I got the Sig it would be black since the other colors are not available. The red looks great but my wife would have to buy a whole new wardrobe to go with it! :-)

vouteb | January 10, 2012

again: They are stupid if you can't 'choose' your colour from all the colours of you pay the full whack, irrespective of the 'incognito' issue.
I also suspect the dark metallic blue is a typically premium type colour in Europe anyway.....
Then again, Europe....

:)

vouteb | January 10, 2012

if you pay...

vouteb | January 10, 2012

aAndlast but not least: I don't understand why the newest blog posting is at the BOTTOM of the thread instead of the top(reverse order).

Then again, I am European......

Robert.Boston | January 10, 2012

Interesting question as to why European Sigs shouldn't have access to the full range of colors, given that Tesla will have begun production of U.S. General Production vehicles by then. No "paints are set up" excuse possible (unless Tesla is going to delay General Production deliveries based on colors, which we haven't heard anything about).

jbherman | January 10, 2012

The Signature color issue has been a bit of a sticking point for me, as well. I don't want a red car, but I do want the Signature car. I wish there was a second "Signature only color" to choose from. The design studio for the Production S series has all of the colors. That implies that the methodology/pigments/or however they do it has already been worked out. If it's true that the same robots are used for all the paint colors, I just can't wrap my head around the concept of not having all colors available 6 months from now when my Sig comes off the line. I'm sure there is a rational reason. I just haven't seen it adequately addressed. Regardless, that won't be a factor in whether I stay with my Sig reservation or drop to P. But, the full range of color choices would certainly make me a lot happier and comfortable staying where I am!

dborn @nsw.au | January 10, 2012

A burnt orange similar to Aston Martin or Bentley would also be stunning. It is also exceptionally classy and if limited to the Sig would be my first choice in a heartbeat. As it is - probably stick with boring white.
Altho' Australia will be after USA and Europe so we may have a better choice by then.

dborn @nsw.au | January 10, 2012

A burnt orange similar to Aston Martin or Bentley would also be stunning. It is also exceptionally classy and if limited to the Sig would be my first choice in a heartbeat. As it is - probably stick with boring white.
Altho' Australia will be after USA and Europe so we may have a better choice by then.

dborn @nsw.au | January 10, 2012

apologies for double post.... but no editing feature!

gagliardilou | January 11, 2012

I too would prefer the white to be for sig only. I feel having a sig reserved, I should go with the color you can only get by purchasing a sig BUT I like the white over the red so that is the color I am getting along with blk leather and lacewood. I saw it and its very sharp.

Brian H | January 11, 2012

If a buncha new colours are released shortly for the Sig, there'll be a whole lotta re-thinkin' goin' on! Is there a known date for "finalizing" options for the first cars off the line?

Teoatawki | January 11, 2012

They said we'd be contacted ~90 days before our delivery date. So, take your best guess of when that will be and back up 3 months. Assuming 7/1, that would be around 4/1. Bellevue store is reportedly expecting test drive unit in March. If that's right, it's hard to see how it could be much earlier.

Brian H | January 11, 2012

But how soon do you have to finalize your options choices?

Brian H | January 11, 2012

Oh, sorry, I see. So that means "all must be known" some time before then.

Semi-related: Barrons' (?) and other financial analysts have already had hands-on on the Model X. So there will be real cars to look at on Feb. 9. Guesstimated deliveries begin end '12.

How many switchers will there be for that? Ain't we got fun? Fremont must be littered with sleep-over cots ...

ncn | January 12, 2012

"Semi-related: Barrons' (?) and other financial analysts have already had hands-on on the Model X. So there will be real cars to look at on Feb. 9. Guesstimated deliveries begin end '12.

How many switchers will there be for that? Ain't we got fun? "

Probably quite a lot. But at least, for all my agonizing over other things, I knew I wanted a four-door, four or five seat *sedan*.

ckessel | January 12, 2012

End of 2012 would be pretty insane as a model X delivery point. They'll barely have ramped up Model S delivery.

Mycroft | January 12, 2012

I think that was a typo. They should have the beta finished by the end of 2012.

Brian H | January 14, 2012

Yeah, my typo. Should be start of '14, late '13.

jackhub | January 15, 2012

Somewhere, I believe Elon said deliveries on the X would begin end of 2013. We will probably heear more on the 9th.