Tesla Model S Plaid Sets Electric Speed Record at Nurburgring

Tesla’s Model S Plaid has broken more records, now setting an official world speed record at the Nurburging race track, located in Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Company CEO Elon Musk made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, saying, “Tesla Model S Plaid just set official world speed record for a production electric car at Nurburgring. Completely unmodified, directly from factory.”

A slip of the Model S Plaid time shows laps of:

  • 7:30.909 and 166.320 km/h (103.34 mph)
  • 7:35.579 and 164.615 km/h (102.28 mph)

Musk further added, “Next will be modified Plaid with added aero surfaces, carbon brakes & track tires (all things that can be done without Tesla being in the loop).”

He also said a track software update is coming in “a few weeks”, plus waypoints as well.

You can see footage of the record lap attempts below by Touristen Niko on YouTube, showing a black and red Model S Plaid on the track.

“Today I visited the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife as there have been rumors that Tesla is attempting to do a lap record with the all new Model S Plaid. I managed to film both cars (a black and a red one) and various sections of the racetrack,” said Niko, offering some cool footage of the Model S Plaid in action.

YouTube video

The Tesla Model S Plaid continues to set records and this latest will surely challenge legacy automakers to further try to keep up with the company.