The Tesla Model S Plaid (760 kW / 1020 hp) has just set a record for driving a production electric car on the Nürburgring, Elon Musk announced today on Twitter.
He said the record-breaking car was "completely unmodified, straight from the factory".
Two times have been published and it is not exactly clear which is valid:
- 7 minutes and 30.909 seconds
- 7 minutes and 35.579 seconds
The previous record for production electric cars - 7 minutes and 42 seconds - was set by the Porsche Taycan Turbo (670 hp / 500 kW). It was set in August 2019. However, the most powerful Taycan Turbo S (750 hp / 560 kW) has not yet set an official lap on the Nürburgring.
In another tweet, Elon Musk wrote:
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).
So we can look forward to more interesting times at the Nürburgring.
Tesla also released an official video of the Model S Plaid from the track.
Technical parameters Models S Plaid
- 3x electric motor (two on rear axle)
- torque vectoring
- maximum charging speed: 250 kW
- 0-100 km/h: 2.1 s
- 0-60 mph: 1.99 s (one-foot rollout)
- quarter mile: 9.23 s
- top speed: 322 km/h (200 mph)
- maximum power: 1020 hp (760 kW)
- range: 637 km (396 mi)
- kerb weight: 2,162 kg