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Additional scoop from Santana Row visit today

I'm in the Bay Area on business and stopped by the Santana Row store as I had never seen the Model S in person let alone sat in the seat. I'll spare everybody the personal commentary (other than the panoramic roof being really cool and the sloping roof in the rear seats a potential headroom issue--I'm 6'). Three interesting tidbits came out that I don't remember seeing earlier:
1. Design elements, including paint, leather and dashboard accents, should be in the Santana Row store in 10-12 days. They will be on a tray and can be taken outside to view in sunshine/street lights. I don't know the rollout schedule for other stores.
2. The interior configurations in the design studio will go online at the same time.
3. There is a planned event to offer test drives at the factory, on the banked track, in late April or early May.

Can't vouch for the accuracy of the facts but can vouch for the accuracy of the transcription ;-)

Sounds like the line is already beginning to ramp up! I perdicks stellar production numbers for 2012 ...

Analysts everywhere will be gobsmacked!
Shorts will dissolve, leaving their wearers nekked!
Etc.
>:)

I'll be tired but I'll be there

@jd3tm: If they have cars with and without the panoramic roof, please tell us which of the two options gives more rear seat headroom. Similarly if they have cars both with the standard rear bench seat and the optional rear two seat which of the two gives more rear seat headroom. Thanks kindly.

@ddruz,

will do. I'm 6'3" myself (used to be 6'4" but age has it's ways)! I would assume they will have non-panoramic roofs since it's even an option for Sigs, grumble grumble.

There are 4 production ready S's that will be shown... [...] These cars will have various interior packages and exterior finishes (paints, wheels, roofing(?), etc.). (jd3tm)

Can you guess I envy you Californians? Umm, make that **ENVY**! Enjoy and share!

Regarding staying on schedule: According to my source in the Bellevue store, the founders list have already been contacted for their final configurations, and the signature list should be contacted "soon, if they haven't already." (Teoatawki)

I heard the same at the Geneva Motor Show last weekend. The first Signature reservation holders (US) are currently being contacted. Exciting! :-)

Went to Bellevue today. Was told a store in PDX is coming soon.

PDX?

Where is PDX? Sorry to be ignorant. I'm from the east side (of the state).

PDX is the airport code for Portland, Oregon. So maybe he means that a store is opening there soon.

It's certainly a suitable market for Tesla; I'm a bit surprised that they don't already have a store there.

Sorry for being cryptic. Yes, it's Portland.

Don't you mean Portlandia?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVmq9dq6Nsg

Another reservation holder (P4100) here in Portland.... a store would be GREAT!

ThomasN,

I guess my ignorance is because the only time I've been there is on a very short layover before going on to another airport.

Glad to hear that the rep at Bellevue said that PDX(Portland) may be getting a store soon. Last email from my advocate said they were still looking. P3603.


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