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Secret Tesla Video? Model S Sedan, Roadster Shown On The Road Together

 
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Tesla all-electric Model S sedan and Roadster sports car shown together on video

Tesla all-electric Model S sedan and Roadster sports car shown together on video

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Tesla Motors has now released a few videos (here and here) of the all-electric 2012 Model S sports sedan it plans to launch next year.

But we haven't yet seen one showing the Model S driving together with the equally all-electric 2011 Tesla Roadster.

That's what the video below shows.

According to our reader Ernest Becker, "On the Tesla Forum there is indication this was put on Vimeo by Tesla, but when the link was posted, Tesla put a password on it hinting it wasn't supposed to be released yet."

An enterprising Tesla fan named ZorbaR89 grabbed it and posted it to YouTube, however, along with a note saying, "This video belongs to Tesla and is only uploaded to show this amazing car, not my intentions to break copyrights."

We thought GreenCarReports readers--who are often huge electric-car fans--might like Tesla's minute of all-electric performance, shot in their usual glossy style with some (ignorable) pounding music in the background.

We'll be happy to take down this video if Tesla wants us to.

Though knowing their desire to keep the Tesla brand in the eyes of the public while they wind down Roadster sales and prepare to launch the Model S, we doubt they will.

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  1. Yawn. Perhaps the next video will show them driving together in reverse? Or maybe with both of their windows down? Don't get me wrong, I'm excited about the cars and the technology, but this is starting to feel like eating up PR micro-scraps.
     
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  2. It's alright for Tesla to put out new videos and pictures once and a while, every car company does it. Just look at it as a Model S progress report.
     
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  3. Well seeing that video was the high point of my day. I'm amazed at how well Tesla is keeping on track with the Model S's development. Keep up the good work Tesla!
     
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  4. b - u - t - full.

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  5. Why does this car have a grille? Think about it.
     
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  6. The Tesla Model S, like the Roadster before it, has a liquid-cooled battery pack that requires a radiator. Not sure how the size compares to that of an engine-cooling radiator, but while it's an electric car, it does have a radiator ... and hence a grille.
     
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  7. The aerodynamic hit from such a large grille is completely out of proportion to the heat needed to be dissipated. But I just thought about something else: a/c condenser coils. That explains it better.
     
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  8. Maybe a radiator for AC as well. Here is an image of the radiator fans. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tesla_Roadster_DSC_0179.jpg
     
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  9. A/C "radiator" is called condenser or condenser coils.
     
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