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 |  Apr 10 2012, 4:31 PM

Many are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Tesla Model S, mostly to see if it will live up to its hype.

The new electric sedan recently went through its paces in cold weather examination with the American automaker saying, “After days of rigorous testing, we left more confident than ever that Model S will set the standard for premium performance – no matter what’s in the forecast.”

Unfortunately the media won’t be getting its hands on the Model S before consumers do, so first reports of the vehicle’s performance will come straight from the buyer’s mouths. But those purchasing it can rest assured that it survived sub-zero weather out in Baudette, Minnesota where it underwent 19 different courses of testing on 820 acres of snow and ice.

The Model S is aiming to have a 0-60 mph sprint of around 5.6 seconds and a top speed of 125 mph and a 300-mile range. It’ll be priced at $57,400 before tax credits and will come with three choices of batteries and four trim levels.

Watch a video of the Tesla Model S conducting its cold weather testing after the break.