And this just happened this week, according to an authority record attempt
Here comes the EV track! Preceding the arrival of its new EV, Porsche uncovered that a for the most part generation spec Taycan Turbo S finished a lap of the incredible Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes, 42 seconds. That is a similar time Porsche kept running in a Cayman GT4 in 2015.
With that lap, the Taycan turned into the quickest four-entryway electric vehicle ever to lap the storied circuit, which stirred an aggressive fight with an unusual media-savvy CEO. Only eight days after Porsche declared the news, Elon Musk bothered the Teslarati with one tweet:
"Model S on Nürburgring one week from now."
German news source Auto Motor und Sport announced this morning that according to an informal stopwatch estimation, a heavily altered Model S lapped the 'Ring in only 7 minutes, 23 seconds. (For your information, the mid-motor Ferrari 488 GTB finishes a lap in 7 minutes, 21 seconds.) Based on that time, the Model S could be a gigantic 19 seconds faster than Porsche's Taycan, and in this way, the quickest electric vehicle in the Nürburgring.
Note that comparing near-production cars to modified cars just like comparing apples to pineapples. The Taycan that set the record was operating with no different equipment, programming, and tires, the same as the vehicle you'll have the option to purchase at a Porsche seller, with the expansion of a safety cage and racing seat.
Tesla's test mule was spotted wearing super-forceful Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires, which are still not available on the Model S. It seems to have more wider fenders, different wheels, and unique aerodynamic components contrasted with the current most noteworthy performing Tesla, the Model S P100D. A week ago, Tesla reported that a Model S standard testing another "Plaid" powertrain set a lap record at Laguna Seca. Musk said in a tweet that Plaid is about a year from production. It's vague if the Model S at the 'Ring is likewise a Plaid model; however, Porsche still takes all the spotlights.
Auto Motor und Sport reports that Tesla intends to remain at the Nürburgring for three weeks, and that the automaker will try to properly set the quickest electric vehicle record this week. Regardless of whether you're a Porschephile or a Tesla fan, it's an exceptionally energizing time for performing EVs.