Tesla now offers its EVs in three shades of red as it brings 5x more transparent glass roof to the Model S
The mid-cycle Model S design upgrades that started late in 2021 are the gift that keeps on giving for the future owners of Tesla's fastest car. Not only does the Model S now ship with the next Hardware 4.0 version of Tesla's self-driving computer, but it also comes with a new panoramic roof as well as a fresh, albeit paid, color option.
The Ultra Red of the Model S and Model X is a darker hue that replaces the Multi-Coat Red that is still available for other Tesla cars, like the Model 3 or the Model Y. Tesla also began shipping Midnight Cherry Red Model Ys in Europe, making the red color option of its vehicles the next one with the most shades available globally.
While the Ultra Red color option of the Model S costs US$3,000 extra, Tesla brags that the car offers more features for less now, as it recently cut the price of its performance sedan by US$5,000 in the US. According to an email it sent to its prospective customers about the Model S upgrades, the new panoramic roof is lighter and lets in 5x more light than the old one yet offers intact protection.
The "high-visibility" panoramic roof lets way more light in, "allowing a clearer view of the sky, day or night, while maintaining the same level of heat and UV protection," says Tesla. Its reduced weight also lowers the center of gravity of the new Model S upgrade allowing for better handling, according to the memo, though the extent of it remains to be tested.
Here’s how the two look next to each other in 4k 60fps pic.twitter.com/6EsFYFEI77— The Kilowatts ????⚡️ (@klwtts) March 10, 2023
And the first @Tesla Giga4 Midnight Cherry red are being spotted on the roads in Europe????. I did expect to see them any day now! Congratulations @tesla_europe for the great work! Check out that color???????? ????@CYBRTRK420 pic.twitter.com/dcV1ocaxNc— Esther Kokkelmans (@EstherKokkelman) March 11, 2023