Tesla has set a new lap record for production electric vehicles on the famous Nürburgring in Germany.
The previous record holder was Porsche with the electric Taycan with a time of 7:42 when it hit the track in 2019. The Tesla Model S Plaid version was able to go around the circuit in 7: 30: 9, according to a recent tweet from the biggest Twitter fan and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Tesla Model S Plaid just set an official world speed record for a production electric car at the Nurburgring. Completely unmodified, straight from the factory. pic.twitter.com/AaiFtfW5Ht
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 9, 2021
Musk also clarified that the Tesla left the factory straight out of the box with no modifications and that he hopes to try again with carbon brakes, aerodynamic surfaces and track tires.
This record is pretty arbitrary as the Taycan is really the only car he’s racing, at least for now. With that in mind, after spending a few weeks with the Taycan last year, this record is probably nothing to scoff at, as the Porsche EV is still super fast, and if the Tesla Model S Plaid is still faster, it’s likely to be a pretty impressive vehicle.