Tesla Is Finally Giving Buyers What They've Wanted All Along

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It's about time there was a little more diversity at Tesla's production facilities.

At the moment, you can order a Tesla Model S in a choice of five colors: Pearl White Multi-Coat, Solid Black, Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, and Red Multi-Coat. This applies to any Tesla currently on offer, which is a little disappointing when you consider that some cars cost six figures, but it wasn't always this way. Obsidian Black and Metallic Silver were once on offer, although these weren't wildly different from what we have today. To help remedy this, Tesla announced in 2020 that its Chinese market cars would gain the option of a factory-installed vinyl wrap, but what if you want proper paint? Well, two more options are reportedly being added to the options list, as reported by Electrek.


Last year, three new colors appeared in the Tesla app - Deep Crimson Multicoat, Mercury Silver Metallic, and Abyss Blue Multicoat - but we still haven't seen these being offered. That all is about to change with what Tesla CEO Elon Musk is calling the "world's most advanced paint shop" at its Gigafactory Berlin plant. Musk says that these new multi-layered offerings will "subtly change with curvature." The controversial CEO explains: "It's about more than the color itself, but the layers of paint in order to get the dimensionality. We are going to make a very special red, which probably a lot of people have seen. It's like 13 layers of paint. And we will also have a silver with maybe eight layers. It's also going to be special - kind of a liquid silver."

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Multi-layered paint is usually the preserve of high-end luxury sports cars and supercars, but then again, Teslas aren't exactly cheap, so expanding offerings with truly premium finishes that can only be created through state-of-the-art paintwork is a step in the right direction to maintaining the brand's premium image. Unfortunately, the Abyss Blue that was earlier expected was not mentioned, although it wasn't ruled out either. As for the Crimson Red finish, a "prototype of the color" is what Musk says we saw on his personal car in 2020 (pictured above), so it may yet look deeper and richer still.

Will Tesla add more options soon? It's unlikely, as the CEO vouched for his less-is-more attitude: "When you think about colors, you don't only need to manufacture it, but you also need [to] service it and fix it for 20 years [...] We have to be careful with the total number of colors."

As for when they'll be available, Musk says that the Model Y will gain access in the next few months.

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Source Credits: Electrek

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