It was already known that the Tesla Model S Plaid was one of the fastest large production electric vehicles ever. But now we have official confirmation that it beat the time of its great rival Porsche Taycan at the iconic Nürburgring track.
The video proving the feat was shared on Tesla’s YouTube channel and leaves no room for doubt. The Model S Plaid achieved a time of 7 minutes and 30.909 seconds on this track.
Tesla Model S Plaid breaks Porsche Taycan record by 12 seconds difference
The big news here is, as already mentioned, that the Tesla Model S Plaid beats its great rival Porsche Taycan. It is good to remember that this will reach a time of 7 minutes and 42.3 seconds on this track in 2019. Thus being beaten in 12 seconds.
It is important to mention that the also electric NIO EP9 achieved an impressive time of 6 minutes and 45.90 seconds on this track. However, this model enters the super sports category, being produced in limited units.
The feat in question was also noted by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, on Twitter. “The Tesla Model S Plaid has just set the official world speed record for a production electric car at the Nürburgring. Completely unchanged, directly from the factory”, wrote the executive.
The executive adds that the next step is to put a modified Tesla on the track. “Next, it will be the modified Plaid with the addition of aerodynamic surfaces, carbon brakes and track tyres,” he explained on Twitter.
Remember that the Tesla Model S Plaid has three electric motors, with a power of 750 kW equivalent to 1020 hp. This Tesla saloon weighs a respectful 2200 kilos.
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