Tesla broke while trying to break a Porsche recordSeptember 23, 2019
The Tesla Model S electric car in the performance of the P100D + Plaid did not pass the tests
One of the test prototypes of the three-engine modification of the Tesla Model S was noticed by the paparazzi immobilized during tests at the Nurburgring.
Tesla assures that they have already broken the record set on the Nurburgring racetrack with the Porsche Taycan electric sedan, and immediately for 20 seconds. Moreover, the Americans said they were going to improve the lap record by another 15 seconds – with the help of “some improvements.” However, photo spies noticed that one of the prototypes of Model S version P100D + Plaid could not stand the race for the record.
The video demonstrates how Tesla stands helplessly on the road and is eventually taken by a tow truck. The company has already announced a temporary suspension of arrivals and a return to the Nurburgring in a month. Probably, the forced break is just connected with the breakdown of Model S in the Plaid modification, which is able to demonstrate record time on the track. They say, by the way, that tinting is caused by a lack of interior: inside there is only a racing “bucket” and a safety cage.
With a new powerplant, the electric car is capable, according to Tesla, of driving the Nurburgring in seven minutes 20 seconds, which is 22 seconds faster than the result of the Porsche Taycan Turbo. Next month, Model S P100D + Plaid will try to improve the result of the race to seven minutes and five seconds – the level of such serious supercars as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro. The Tesla prototypes are shod in half-slick and are distinguished by widened wheel arches and a massive rear spoiler on the outside.
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