Tesla model s nurburgring. Report: Tesla Model S Already Topping Porsche Taycan At Nürburgring

Tesla Model 3 Performance Devours The Nurburgring, Takes Over Car After Car

Tesla model s nurburgring

Our spy photographer tells us a trio of expert shoes are currently piloting the high-powered and extra-grippy Model S prototypes: racers Thomas Mutsch, Andreas Simonsen, and Carl Rydquist. Last month we reported that Tesla could be. Huge calipers and drilled rotors also appear to be along for the ride this time. The witness calculated that the Model S beat the Porsche Taycan by about 20 seconds with a 7:23 time. And thanks for reading Autoblog. What is even more impressive was that Tesla accomplished this feat with a unit that previously completed a 7:40 lap around the Nurburgring in September. This undercuts Tesla's previous attempts as recorded by the same publication by a respectable 10 seconds, and Porsche's 7:42.

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Tesla Model S Fails To Lap Nurburgring Under Full Power

Tesla model s nurburgring

A large spoiler spotted by photographers previously had reportedly been removed by Tesla after a short session around the track. It's also pertinent to note that the vehicle being tested around the track is far from stock. And between the two vehicles, it almost seemed like the blue Plaid Model S was the more conservatively-specced vehicle. One of the most popular examples of a Model S failing on-track surfaced two years ago, when racer Robb in one of the electric sedans and was unsurprisingly unable to get around the full 12. Whilst they are street legal, such tires are rarely fitted to mass production vehicles since they wear faster and have different noise and wet-grip characteristics compared to a road-biased sports tire.

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This Video Reminds Us That the Tesla Model S Is an Awful Track Car

Tesla model s nurburgring

The Tesla really hangs on nice in the corners and the brakes work good on the Nurburgring. That being said, it should be noted that the Taycan unit that ran the 7-minute-42-second lap around the nearly 13-mile track is also a , complete with a roll cage. The stopwatch timing was made by a correspondent of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport. How many seconds per lap are the race compound tires worth? How well the souped-up versions of the Tesla Model S Tesla P85D, Tesla P90D, etc. And similar to the last we spied on the Nürburgring, this one has an extra tall rear spoiler. All the visible modifications are there to increase cooling and suck it to the ground, and this latest iteration takes a big step beyond what we saw before.

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Tesla Model S with massive diffuser spied testing at the Nurburgring

Tesla model s nurburgring

Those things are not exactly ideal when you're tracking your car. I think the official time is likely faster, but today that time puts Tesla at the 22nd fastest time. Following Porsche's assertion that its high-performance Taycan has become the , Tesla has since made benchmarking its newest Model S prototype at the same track a priority in order to combat the German automaker's claims. Fill in the blank as you please. This time the cars look even more like race cars, with one sporting a diffuser the size of a bus.

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Tesla Model 3 Performance Devours The Nurburgring, Takes Over Car After Car

Tesla model s nurburgring

And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. One lap is all it should take. You can , but not before watching the following video. When attempting a hot lap with their loaner Model S, with its. Michelin itself says that around the Nordschleife, over the road-biased and less expensive variant. Thus, for now at least, the electric car maker simply has the knowledge that its upgraded Tesla Model S is capable of beating the it set for itself during its first excursion into the track over a month ago.

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This Video Reminds Us That the Tesla Model S Is an Awful Track Car

Tesla model s nurburgring

Note that this is not the ultimate lap time that the Tesla Model S will achieve on , just an interim report of an informal time recorded by an experienced observer. Just like in our , this car is also sporting fender extensions to fit the wider tires underneath. Again, this could help with aerodynamics and downforce. The two vehicles used for the test — the red Model S Plaid that crashed, as well as the blue Plaid unit that set the 7:13 record — are reportedly being sent home to the United States. Both have aggressive aero and racing-style rear wings, and only a few hundred of each were ever produced. How long it will stand is the key question.

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