Over the past few years, it’s become almost customary for Californian automaker Tesla to release regular videos detailing the final developmental and testing stages of its 2012 Model S Sedan.
In Baudette, Minnesota, where average January temperatures hover around -7 degrees Fahrenheit, a team of engineers put the 2012 Model S through its paces, conducting a series of tests designed to validate handling, stability and drivability on snow and ice.
Naturally, a film crew accompanied Tesla to the frigid north, documenting the Model S confidently passing all tests.
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011Enlarge Photo
The result? A 1:50 minute film mashup highlighting the toughest tests. Complete with cinematic soundtrack and rapidly-changing camera angles, the result is more Hollywood than Silicon Valley.
But released the same day as Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared as a guest on Comedy Central’s Daily Show, the latest Model S video is clearly little more than eye-candy.
Then again, we have to admit watching a beautiful car frolic in a winter wonderland is kind of mesmerizing...