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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Comments (12)
  1. This is what we have on order with delivery late next month.

  2. It looks good, George. I think you are going to love it.

  3. Stop the presses! Tesla Motors makes a red car... for a third time! :)

    Is it faster or does it simply get more speeding tickets? How is the insurance as a result?

    In previous news the 2014 Volt will have a UPS fleet edition. "What can Brown do for you?™" :)

    And to round the color wrap-up there are still no green Leafs to be found in nature. None! Nada! No, not the evil NADA.

  4. It is a bit strange that Nissan has yet to offer a green Leaf. I mean, come on! It's obvious! :)

  5. Blue is the most common color for the Leaf.

  6. In my opinion, I like the dark red/maroon color better on the Leaf.

    But you are right, Ocean blue is the most popular color. All 3 Leaf at my work place are that color.

  7. Boy, do I absolutely agree with you on this one. I would have gotten either the Leaf OR the Volt in a metallic green as my first choice. I had the green on the Tesla as my first choice until I saw the car in person with that color. The Tesla "green" IMHO is more "olive drab" and THAT was not in my top preferences at all !

  8. So a new racing bright red color is available...

    I don't know, I like other colors better...

  9. Like a "famous car blogger" wrote elsewhere on this very site, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," and for me, my very first car, a Renault Dauphine which I rebuilt from combining a 1960 body with the running gear from a totaled 1962 model I had painted "candy apple red." It was beautiful, IMHO, of course.

  10. Of course. :)

    Maybe I will change my mind once I see it in real life. And that won't take long before I see one.

  11. Red is my favorite for cars and this is a good red overall.

  12. I'd way rather part dollars for a Renault Zoe than a Nissan Leaf. Nissan has managed to take an all-electric and make it look like one of the original Japanese "penalty box" cars IMHO.

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