Tesla Model S sets a new record on the racetrack

Tesla Model S sets a new record on the racetrack

September 12, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The American company published a video showing that its electric car set a new track record for a four-door model, at 1: 36.555, with an “amateur driver”.

Musk wrote on Twitter last night that the Tesla Model S had just set a lap record for four-door production cars on California’s WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca race track with a lap time of 1: 36.555. This was done after the words of Elon Musk that his model is still faster than the new Porsche Taycan. It is also specified that the driver was not a professional racer, but a member of the company’s development team.

 Musk, meanwhile, declined his statement that Model S would dispute the Porsche Taycan time at the Nurburgring.

Recall that earlier the American businessman was outraged by the use of the word Turbo in the Porsche Taycan name, because the electric car actually has an electric motor that the turbine does not rely on. This was followed by a statement that Tesla will send its Model S electric car to the German race track to beat Taycan lap times. Musk added that his specialists would need to “revise and configure” the Model S to ensure safety at the Nurburgring.

Porsche noted that the record Taycan Turbo S was equipped with a racing seat with special three-point belts to protect the driver. However, the company claims that the car was otherwise completely serial in terms of its hardware and software.

Porsche noted that the record Taycan Turbo S was equipped with a racing seat with special three-point belts to protect the driver. However, the company claims that the car was otherwise completely serial in terms of its hardware and software.

It should be noted that the lap times in the Nurburgring are reported by the automakers independently and are not subject to verification by any supervisory authority.