2013 Tesla Model S: Now Available In Red, At Last

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Red 2013 Tesla Model S cars roll down the production line (Photo: @elonmusk on Twitter)

Red 2013 Tesla Model S cars roll down the production line (Photo: @elonmusk on Twitter)

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If you want a red Tesla Model S and didn't get in there with the Signature models, you're in luck.

The photo above was revealed in a Tweet by Elon Musk on Tuesday, showing new red Model S cars heading down the line, prior to completion.

"New Tesla red going down assembly line for the first time. We spent a lot of time on this color!" tweeted Musk.

Red was initially available on the first run of Signature edition cars, but it's taken some time for Tesla to introduce the color into regular Model S production.

The shade, called Multi Red, is different from that of Signature red cars, slightly lighter in hue and with a deep, non-metallic finish.

There's been a little confusion as to whether it's the same shade as cars doing the rounds at various shows over the last few months known as Sunset Red.

Both shades are apparently the same, as confirmed by Tesla's George Blankenship in an email with one Tesla Motors Club forum member .

It's been available to order for several months now on Tesla's configurator, but with the first red models now rolling down the line it shouldn't be long until owners get their hands on the new cars.

And of course, other shades are still available...


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