A year ago, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk told us he was, "literally, personally looking at every [Model S] at this point. I won't be able to do that long-term." That time has come, but for anyone worried that the change means quality may slip, don't. Why? Because WIRED shows us in the short video below how Tesla quality checks the Model S now that Musk has other things to worry about. WIRED calls the process a "rigorous quality test," and it's one of the last steps in getting Model S EVs out to customers. After the expected two-to-three month wait, which is reportedly pretty average these days, we expect buyers don't mind waiting an extra five hours for the test to finish.
In the video, available below, we learn that the test includes a water tightness segment that uses (or reuses, actually) 1,500 gallons of water, a shake and rattle test over various road surfaces (like fake cobblestone roads), a 20-mile dyno drive at 80 miles per hour and then a 101-point final inspection. Sure, the video is really just 75 seconds of Model S porn, but who are we to say "no" to that?