Yesterday Tesla announced its Model S Plaid electric sedan set the electric vehicle lap record at the famed “Green Hell” race track at Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Tesla shared its on in-camera footage of the Model S Plaid racing around the track, while Nürburgring has now shared its own video as well.
“The American car manufacturer Tesla has set the official record for electric vehicles at the Nürburgring,” explained the track.
“The “Model S Plaid” circumnavigated the 20.8-kilometre Nordschleife in 7:35.579 minutes and reached a top speed of 279 km/h. The 1,020 hp vehicle with a tri-motor was driven by Swedish driver Andreas Simonsen,” it added, noting the record time is now listed in the category for electric production cars, its premiere.
The Nürburgring is no joke as “on one lap, drivers can expect 73 bends, a 300-metre difference in altitude as well as several demanding climbs, descents and inclines.”
Check out the insane footage below, which includes overlay footage of speed, g forces and also track map location:
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