Video: Tesla's Model S Alpha sedan hits the track

A trio of Tesla Model S sedans take the obligatory trip around a track as the engineers dial everything in.

Tesla Model S on track
A trio of Tesla Model S sedans take the obligatory trip around a track as the engineers dial everything in. Tesla Motors

Tesla has released yet another preview video of its upcoming Model S electric sedan. This time, rather than a single Model S blasting down a back road , a trio of camouflaged Alpha sedans have a go at a track to collect data for the Beta sedan, which is the next step in the Model S' development. Normally one of the coolest parts of checking out a track testing video is hearing the roar of the engine, but the Model S is all electric and all silent, so you'll have to make due with the sound of wooshing wind and tires on tarmac.

Oddly, aside from a single banked turn, this test track looks suspiciously like a public road in the middle of nowhere--I don't know many tracks with bi-directional traffic--but we'll take Tesla's word that it is. (Editors' note: Turns out that the track is part of Tesla's facilities at the former Toyota/NUMMI plant in Fremont, Calif.) Check out the video below to see the Tesla Model S Alpha in action:

Tesla Model S Sneak Peek: Alpha Drives from Tesla Motors on Vimeo.

 

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