A Tesla Model S Plaid, the new trimotor version that replaced the Performance version, has set a new record for a production electric vehicle at the Nürburgring, one of the most famous tracks on the planet for its demanding and exhausting track.
The car of the company led by Elon Musk cruised the 20.83 kilometers of the circuit in a time of 7: 35.579. In this way it outperformed the Porsche Taycan Turbo, hitherto the fastest production electric vehicle thanks to a lap of 7:42.
While a variety of factors come into play in these types of tests, the difference in power between these rival vehicles is revealed. While the Porsche Taycan Turbo has 671 hp, the Tesla Model S Plaid features 1,020 hp.
This new record obtained by Tesla may represent quite a victory for its CEO, Elon Musk, who for a long time, as he revealed on Twitter, thought that the Turbo version of the Porsche electric was not so incredible.
When the car of Tesla was still in the development phase, the prototypes of the Model S Plaid they drove several times on the Nürburgring circuit. At that time the company’s tests estimated that the lap could be completed in 7:20.
On paper, this time it has not reached that extremely difficult figure, but it has served to surpass Porsche in the record for the fastest electric production car. However, Musk still has more.
Tesla prepares the Model S Plaid for the next challenge
The Tesla CEO is already preparing to hit a new record. This time for the track modified car category. For it, will equip the Model S Plaid with additional aerodynamic surfaces, carbon brakes, track tires and more.
Although there is still no date for this next challenge, there is no doubt that it will be quite a show to see how Tesla is able to push the performance of the Model S Plaid to the limit in the well-known green hell of the Nürburgring.
The company claims that the Model S Plaid It is the fastest production car in the world, accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 2.1 seconds and capable of covering a quarter mile (400 meters) in 9.23 seconds.
This is possible thanks to three electric motors, two on the rear axle and one on the front axle. You can run the purchase process directly on the manufacturer’s website. Its price starts at 129,000 euros.