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It's Time to Build Your Model S

Apologies if there's already a thread for this, but I just got my notification

It's time to have some fun designing and finalizing your Model S. We have made the entire process available online from anywhere with an internet connection.


The days of having to stop into an auto dealer to buy a car are over. We have made the entire process available from anywhere with an internet connection. You can design your car, request paperwork and even sign your paperwork from the comfort of your home. If you have not designed your Model S yet, you can start right here. If you already designed your car and are ready to request paperwork, just click here to continue the process.


We want this process to be fun and easy so if you have any questions we're here to help. If you prefer to walk through the process with an experienced Product Specialist, just give us a call at 888.771.2505, email us, or stop by one of our stores.

This is a very exciting next step and we look forward to sharing it with you. In just a few short months, you'll be one of the very first drivers on the planet to experience the fun and exhilaration of Model S. Let's get your car on the road!


Tesla Product Specialist Team

Now off to make some choices... P779

The "finalize" button just appeared at 8am PT this morning on my account for P4909, but no email yet. Looks like it's decision time...

P4932 - I got my Finalize button this morning too.

Troo. After 30 days, delivery starts to "walk", till you confirm, defer, or cancel. AFAIK

I made it official today and cancelled my reservation. P3872. I just can't justify the expense. I'll be waiting for the GENIII

P5250 - I just received my "Time To Build" email and "FINALIZE" button ... YEAH!!

P5339. Delivery merely says early 2013. I note the design site shows a production start for 60kw of November, 2012.

@gjunky - sorry you had to make that decision but I'm sure everyone here respects it. On the positive side I'm glad you're staying with TMC and looking forward to Gen III.

5,158 - got the email and finalized tonight! 85kwh performance, says nov/dec delivery

@Ohms.Law - I am very much looking forward to the success of TM and the GEN III (Model M?). I am a TSLA investor and hope to pay for that GEN III with my stock :) when the time comes.

P5323 - Received the time to build email today.
I am still agonizing a bit between green and dolphin grey as well as obeche matte vs. lacewood but will most likely finalize the following choices soon:
60kwh dolphin grey with tan leather and obeche matte trim
air suspension
tech package
panoramic roof
no other options
I am planning on having an electrician install a NEMA 14-50 circuit in my garage.

5523 just notified

5687... Contacted today. Nice.

#5520... no email, but web page says finalize!

OK- it looks like it's time to get serious in configuring my S! I am 7214 and I see folks up to 5687 finalizing! Soooo.... I am guessing about 2 weeks before I must take the plunge! And a happy one it is. So far it is Performance, pearl white with black interior, tech option, pano roof, and probably the paint protection, though I am a bit concerned about the edging on white... it is visible.

Anything I forgot?? Wow... I may actually see the car in February as suggested by various product specialists.

Everyone insists they get a ride as soon as I get it! I never had that response to a car before!

Did you try clicking the finalize button?

for 5687, finalized order. Got the 60 battery. Without active air suspension, delivery was specified as jan/feb. When I added it, delivery changed to nov/dec.

Hope that provides some insight.

P5250 - just received my countersigned MVPA; 60kWh, Active Air, standard black interior & exterior. Agreement lists November/Decemver 2012 delivery!

GoTeslaChicago: same for me (#5539)... finalize button but no e-mail. Must be a Chicago area glitch. I don't have a junk folder (my own URL), so odd not to see it when others have the e-mail. The finalize button does work, however, so we are free to submit.

Same delivery date, same color, same accessories... All cars will be twins!

. Make sure not to park next to me :-)

I think Tesla should play a joke and make the access for the identical cars the same to really mess with owners :-)

bumping this back up. Anyone else got notified?


5339, signed papers last night: blue, tan leather, obecher matt, panoramic roof, tech, stereo, and 60kw. I got the configure email 2 weeks ago but waited until I could check colors, etc in showroom and do my testdrive. Went to the Oakbrook, IL store. They have 2 driver cars. I took the standard set up out for 30 minutes and it was everything I expected, plus a bit more in the power/speed dept. Sat in the performance model and played with the roof too. I filled up the Acura on the way home and began the mental countdown of 10 fill-ups to go (2x mo.).

I'm European P502... I'd love to see the Email for me, Gentleman.
I think, my mail will only come in december for March 2013-Delivery .
But, in fact- if the high 5800's received their mail now (september)...
they'll get their car this year- in addition to the sigs- is it possible, that
Tesla massively outperform their production targets for 2012?

This must give a boost to the stock! If they sell 8000, they are break even..
would mean: Black numbers in 2012.
Go for it!

Love the alphafoxtrot mathmatics on fill ups. We are 3534 and ordered 3 few weeks ago. We are Nov/Dec delivery (pearl white, tan leather, nonperf,tech etc.). I count down each fill up in my 2000 MBZ wagon. Yeah Tesla!! I have a car for sle in CA!


It's unlikely the will "massively outperform" their targets. It appears as if they will be between 90% and 110% of targets at this point (based on forum reading). Bear in mind that a lot of folks (or at least me) are stretching to purchase one and have based their purchase timing on what was estimated several months ago. If Tesla calls them early, they will just defer until they are financially comfortable in having one delivered.

My understanding is that 8,000 is what the Model S needs to break even. Tesla needs more than that.

.... if the ramp-up goes further exponentially, everything is possible till the end of 2012...
they started with one car a day and now they are building ca. 16 cars a day. They go from a week to week basis. It is like on the chessboard... 1,2,4,8,16....32,64,128,256...
they have to do 64 cars a day (6-days week) to achieve the 20.000-goal. That's not that far away I think. If their double the rate twice, everything is cool!


I'm guessing they will run into supplier issues if they try to do too many more than their plan. I can see 10% over at most (e.g. 5500 by Dec 31). Of course, if they originally planned for many more and just said a "safe" number...

Odenthal's Model S: Yep I am with you on that - just filled up my ICE today and it is really starting to piss me off!

jerry3 | September 15, 2012
My understanding is that 8,000 is what the Model S needs to break even. Tesla needs more than that.

You'd better inform Elon. He seems confused!

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