New Tesla Stealth Grey car color looks more chameleonic than Midnight Silver at a dealer lot
The rumored new Mercury Silver Metallic color of Tesla cars actually materialized as Quicksilver, and now Tesla adds the so-called Stealth Grey, its first free new base color option in a while. In the US, it is available for the Model S and Model X vehicles, but abroad it has made a cameo as a paid Tesla Model 3 Highland hue option in Germany at a 2,000 EUR charge.
The new Tesla Stealth Grey color has now been showcased in real life rather than on website renders or in ads. The person who took the photos says that the hue is rather chameleonic in nature as it "changes pretty drastically depending on the light and angle." Tesla's "50 Shades of Grey" game was on full display at a dealer's lot as the new Stealth Grey option could be seen parked directly next to the older Midnight Silver version with only a Quicksilver Model Y option missing for a full set.
Back when Elon Musk hinted that there will be several new Tesla colors, created in the "world's most advanced paint shop" in Giga Berlin, he teased a complex 13-layer red color as well as a "liquid" 8-layer silver option. "We have to be careful with the total number of colors, but we are going to make some special colors here, and it’s about more than the color itself, but the layers of paint in order to get the dimensionality," said Elon.
At the time, the Tesla app spat out the codenames of three new colors - Abyss Blue Multicoat, Deep Crimson Multicoat, and Mercury Silver Metallic. Two of those have seemingly materialized now, officially named Midnight Cherry Red and Quicksilver. The new Stealth Grey option, however, also seems to be as multicoat and "dimensional" as promised by Elon Musk last year, especially compared to the simple Midnight Silver Model 3 next to it.