What happened? The Model T Plaid Tesla set a new record for fastest unmodified electric car at Germany's Nürburgring, finishing 12.9 miles in just seven minutes 30.909 seconds.
The previous record of seven minutes 42 seconds was set by Porsche's first car, the Taycan, in 2019. This four-wheel drive sedan is capable of moving 60 mph from a standstill in 1.99 seconds and has a top speed It's 200 MPH (equipped with proper wheels and tires that won't be officially released until later this year).
Although touring the Nürburgring is really impressive these days, it's often a source of pride. And while it works for a fast electric car, it still lags behind what some of the fastest street/production/combustion cars can do.
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS currently holds the world record in this class with a time of 6: 38.835, delivered on June 14, 2021. Mercedes, Lamborghini and Ferrari are also experiencing extended periods, such as Dodge Viper and various McLaren models.
Next Plaid modified with extra aero surfaces, carbon brakes, track tires (all that can be done without a Tesla in the track)- Elon Musk (elonmusk September 9, 2021
The Model S Plaid can be ordered from scratch on Tesla's website. Priced at $129,990.p>
Model S Plaid Tesla set a production record for electric cars at the famous German Nürbergering circuit