Tesla’s electric vehicles (EVs) have taken on the Porsche Taycan at Nürburgring, Germany once before, though it admittedly took place before the recent release of the incredible Model S Plaid.
On Monday, @Paul Maric, co-founder of Australia’s CarExpert, shared images of the Tesla Model S Plaid at the Nürburgring racetrack in Nurburg, Germany, set to take on the Porsche Taycan’s 7:42 lap time. The electric Model S Plaid sedan was sporting Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tires, as well as cross-drilled rotors and mammoth calipers.
Maric also speculated as to whether the driver was using a steering yoke or a classic wheel, though it wasn’t immediately clear from the photos shared.
Tesla’s Model S Plaid was released last month at a Plaid Delivery Event, and is considered one of the world’s quickest cars available, despite being electric.
Tesla is back at the Nurburgring! This time trying to beat the Taycan's 7:42 lap time. The Model S Plaid is wearing Michelin Pilot Super Sport treads, plus a big set of cross-drilled rotors and mammoth calipers. Full story: https://t.co/OV8HCcaspH @Tesla @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/dNuqiRHdCY
— Paul Maric (@PaulMaric) July 26, 2021
In the spirit of EVs creeping past traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, Tesla also built new V3 Superchargers at the Nürburgring raceway near the end of last year.
While this particular Model S Plaid is a production vehicle and is likely from Tesla’s Fremont factory, Tesla’s Germany-based Gigafactory Berlin is currently under construction and should be completed by the end of this year – at which point European customers will be able to receive Made-in-Germany production models of their favorite EVs from Tesla.
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