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Hello, I've been lurking here from quite some time. I finally registered :D

I was at the LA Tesla dealer and took these photos. At first I thought it was either krypton green or isotope green... but now I not sure after asking around on the Tesla board. I believe it may be "poire green" off the European signature model. So this is very possibly the only car of this color in the US. I even tried calling Tesla corporate offices to try to talk to someone who knew more about the car. They refer to it as "insane green" but I don't believe this is the actual name of the color.

I am desperately seeking the dupont color code for this paint.

here are the pics... taken in low light in the showroom.. no flash.









thank you, any help would be greatly appreciated.

-sam
 

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Sorry, I can't help with the name of the color, but it is really eye catching!! Wow! I like it! :clap:

Good luck!
 

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It's not isotope green but are you sure it's not krypton green? If Lotus paints these cars, I'm willing to bet it is krypton. If Tesla paints these cars then I wouldn't have a clue. Good luck.
 

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the first pic looks like KG but the last three dont, looks almost like verde ithica but better
exactly.. i like verde ithaca as well but this color seems much brighter. the lambo color looks slightly washed out or 'dull' in certain lights.

i had my body shop shoot a test panel of krypton green and i think it's a slightly more yellow color than what's on the Tesla.

so there's no chance it's isotope green?
 

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It's not isotope green but are you sure it's not krypton green? If Lotus paints these cars, I'm willing to bet it is krypton. If Tesla paints these cars then I wouldn't have a clue. Good luck.
on the euro spec Tesla brochure they have a limited edition 'signature' color called "Poire green"

its possible poire green is the same as krypton but I think the base coats have more green in them... its driving me bonkers:crazyeyes
 

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Ok... You were at the TESLA dealer...annnnnnd...you couldn't asks someone there?????

Am I missing something?
 

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sorry I forget to mention. OF COURSE I asked the reps there the color rotfl

none of them knew they had no clue. I even asked the main tech "bob" that was on duty. He didn't know either.

I had them pop all the doors and hatches to see in the color code was on the vinplate somewhere... no such luck
 

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Ok ...I figured they had to....I wonder if the paint code is in the same place as on our cars. On the side of the frame just below driver side sill.
 

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It's called "Insane Green" -- this car is #100 of the Signature 100 series. It's not equivalent to any standard Lotus neon green that we're used to, it was simply available. I can try and get the Lotus color descriptor if you're interested.

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that was the very first place I looked...

I left a message for someone at Tesla who supposedly knows more about this car. I've learned it is a "special car with a special purpose". the purpose however is unknown at this time.

maybe the special purpose is to drive people crazy trying to figure out the dam color code :p
 

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It's called "Insane Green" -- this car is #100 of the Signature 100 series. It's not equivalent to any standard Lotus neon green that we're used to, it was simply available. I can try and get the Lotus color descriptor if you're interested.

--Paul
if you can get me the dupont color code you will be my HERO :D


so are you familiar with the "poire green"? is that something entirely different?

edit: I may have read your post too quickly in excitement... what exactly is a "Lotus color descriptor" ?
 

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"Poire Vert" (Pear Green) appears to be a European-only green option similar to isotope green, perhaps a little darker. it's pretty hard to determine from on-screen color samples. I'll see if I can get the Dupont number for "Insane Green"
 

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Cant you go into an automotive paint supply store and look in a DuPont catalog for a match?

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The Lotus code is 'B109 Krypton development version 1.' Given that its a in-house one-off there's no equivalent Dupont code. Hope this helps.
 

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that right there would be lime green if I'm not mistaken, could be purple though
 
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