Tesla left the Nurburgring race track after testing new electric cars, but promised to return to the track on Twitter next month with its modified Model S “Plaid”.
It is reported that during tests last week, the company’s electric car circled this track in 7 minutes 23 seconds, breaking the Porsche Taycan record set in August this year. However, no formal measurements were taken.
Tesla confirmed that the track’s track record indicated that its Model S “Plaid” could circle in 7 minutes 20 seconds.
The company further promised that when the Model S “with some improvements” returns to the track, it will be able to reach 7 minutes 05 seconds. Model S “Plaid” is equipped with a “Plaid” powerplant with three electric motors and an advanced prototype chassis.
Demonstrating the seriousness of their intentions, the company installed a permanent Supercharger charging station at the highway.
Tesla also shared some of the details of its record-breaking lap attempt, including data on mechanical power and tangential acceleration.
Power data shows that the power rating of the Model S Plaid prototype reached 500 kW during lap times.
The performance of the Tesla electric car on the track is impressive. However, an attempt to break the Porsche Taycan record with a modified model is likely to be challenged due to the use of a non-serial vehicle.