With a little over two weeks left to go until Tesla finally launch their long-awaited Model S, officials have announced that they will be holding 5,000 test drives, in the 45 days immediately after the car’s June 22nd launch. The test drive, which is part of the 'Get AmpedModel S Tour', will be available for anyone who’s ‘pre-ordered’ a Model S, and it will last for around 8 minutes per customer.

The course of the test drive is specially designed to allow the driver to experience the Model S in a wide range of driving environments, located around Tesla’s Freemont, California factory. Drivers will see how the car behaves during highway driving, while tackling various types of bends and roads of varying smoothness with a dash of in-town driving thrown in as well.

The announcement for the test drive comes along with another official video from Tesla, now showing us their ‘Body Center’, how the various bits of the car’s body come together and how they are welded up by robotic arms as they move along the production line, with the caption at the end of the video reading “They’re coming…”

We think that’s a lot to process in only 8 minutes, and those who have reserved their car may be disappointed that the test drive is so short – we know we would!

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By Andrei Nedelea