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New Sunset Red Pics

This seems to be the least publicized color - anyone have new Get Amped or other pics?

Here's a sample. I haven't actually seen it in person, but many folks have been raving about it. Judging from the photos, it just seems to be the standard cliche red that every car maker has available for their sports cars. Can someone comment if there's something about this red which isn't being captured in the photos posted on the internet?

I was hoping sunset red would be darker. I love the metallic burgundy that Lexus uses on their cars, but sunset red is just RED. Sports car red, not luxury car red, which will be fine for many people. After seeing the colors in person am now leaning towards the blue.

hatchel88, Signature Red is closer the metallic burgundy you're mentioning (Lexus calls it Matador Red Mica). If Tesla offered a true Performance exterior trim (less exterior chrome, maybe replaced by CF/matte black), the Model S in Sunset Red would look VERY sporty.

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Yup, it's just red. But, in my opinion, much less boring than all the other options that Tesla has available. The blue and green are so muted that it's tough to tell that they're not black or grey, respectively, unless it's bright and sunny. I tend to like blue on a care but it simply looked black to me so I'll be deferring until the red is available.

It is sports car red, to be sure. Nothing sophisticated at all about it, but darn it still looks great.

no offence to the sunset red lovers. this red on a sports car is sports car red. on a sedan it remind me of a pontiac sunbird or a toyota tercel.

This red is very disappointing. If I really wanted spors car red, I would buy a sports car. Why can't we get the signature red, or one very much like it?

Simple answer. If R/P could get "Signature Red" then it would no longer be "Signature" but just "A Red".

Here's a photo I took at Fremont. Sunset Red is not for everyone, but it certainly makes a statement, and what better car to make a statement than with a Model S. This is a pure personal taste issue, but if I weren't getting Signature model with Signature Red, I would have selected Sunset Red with a General Production reservation.

Model S Sunset Red


I think this photo makes the red look as good as I've ever seen it! I haven't seen it in person, so I can't compare with seeing it live. I could live with this!

I love this red! By far my favorite color so far. I'm with JohnQ, and will probably have to delay ordering to wait for its availability. Tesla, please make this color avail this year!!!

Great pictures everyone! This is the color that I REALLY want, so I'm hoping that TM will make it available right after New Year's. That's about when I'm looking for my P5058 (although with the change in production I may be looking at April?)

Of course, everyone knows that drivers of red cars get more speeding tickets :-)

Yeah but the tickets are worth it..The best red I ever saw was my sweeties Alfa. A deep blood red. What surprises me was how nice the brown looks. I had a Vette that color so it's a favorite. The brown with a Nappa leather would not be too bad. The blue and green are just so muted.

@kcveins i onow your comment is toungue in cheek, I've had red cars for 20 years and consistently drive 80 mph on the highway. Have had 1 ticket (camera speed trap in South Carolina). Drove a black car as a teenager and had two tickets within 3 weeks. Of course, one person does not make a trend.

Red cars are highly visible, hence safer. Black, grey, and dark colors are hard to pick out, especially in questionable lighting, hence are more dangerous. Cops instinctively punish them!

Before we configured our Roadster I asked a couple of policemen if it was true that they don't see orange cars. They both laughed.

But then they said that they normally spot speeders by the sound the cars make. Since they won't hear us, we may get away without being spotted.

So far I've been stopped only once in over 3 years with a Very Orange daily driver Roadster. And that stop resulted in no ticket (though it was well deserved). Maybe we will slip through the no sound loophole.

Suggests a tactic: when stopped, offer to swap cars for 10 miles or so. <;)

Here's a photo I took at Dania Beach, Florida.

Model S Sunset Red


Larry Chanin, thank you for your pictures! If your pictures do the color any justice, then I like this red very much. Although it doesn't really matter b/c the wife has the final word on the color (in trade for me deciding the other options :-).

Brian H, I like the idea. But only if I can use the lights and siren while chasing my own car.


Larry Chanin, thank you for your pictures! If your pictures do the color any justice, then I like this red very much. Although it doesn't really matter b/c the wife has the final word on the color (in trade for me deciding the other options :-).

You're welcome. The photos were taken with an inexpensive camera, but I found the color very compelling when viewed in person. As I said this is the color I would have selected if I were getting a General Production Model S.

You are very wise to defer to your wife on color selections.

Happy wife, happy life! ;-)


Wow Sunset Red just looks terrible to me...just my 2 cents. I cant place what it is... just makes the car look like some toy or some bad aftermarket paint job.

I love the signature red. Hope they use that on standard model also.

Hi Larry,

Okay, one Larry for, one Larry against. ;-)


Red cars always make me want to look for the gold "Fire Department" lettering :-)

I like red, I guess it just depends on the type of red. Ya cant please everyone.

You really need to see the red in person. Although the pics look good, it doesn't do the color justice. It's hard to explain, but up close the metallic shine and depth can only be appreciated in the flesh. I'm happy with my sig red, but seeing the sunset red in Dania Beach really blew me away.

Is it the same as what Porsche owners call, "Chase-Me red"?


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