Bootleg Tesla Model 3 Configurator Lets You See Car in Different Colors
Choose from nine paint options, two rim colors
For the more than 400,000 customers that plunked down $1,000 to reserve a Model 3 electric sedan, it probably comes as a surprise that Tesla hasn't launched its own website that lets buyers visualize and customize their future EV. One intrepid web designer sought to fill this void by building a Tesla Model 3 configurator of his own.
The configurator shows a Model 3 on a road overlooking the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. The tool allows you to see the car in nine different colors, including solid black, matte black, titanium metallic, midnight silver metallic, deep blue metallic, silver metallic, pearl white, red multi-coat, and signature red. All except matte black are colors available on the Model S. The 20-inch Turbine wheels can be viewed in two finishes: silver and gray. When you try to configure your interior, however, you get a picture of the Millenium Falcon's cockpit and the words "Check back again soon…"
So why do this? On the "info" section of the page, it says the configurator was created for fun by an eager Model 3 reservation holder. There's also a Paypal button where you can donate toward the development of the site as well as the creator's future purchase of a Model 3.
We know the Tesla Model 3 will start at $35,000 and will come standard with Autopilot and Supercharging capability, but beyond that we don't know what that base price gets you. This is where an official configurator from Tesla would come in handy. Musk has said he predicts the average transaction price for the Model 3 to be around $42,000 with options, but again we don't know what those options are or what they will cost. Still, if you'd like to see how your Model 3 would look in a color other than silver, this unofficial configurator is a good visual aid. Build your own Model 3 here.