Tesla claims one track record, plans to go for another

  • Tesla claims one track record, plans to go for another

Tesla claims one track record, plans to go for another

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that the "Model S just set record for fastest 4 door ever at Laguna Seca".

Musk didn't explicitly say Tesla was trying to beat the Porsche's record, but that seemed to be the implication.

Though Musk brushes off the idea that the scrapping of a record-attempt was his idea or due to needing time to "review and tune" the Model S in question, the real reason is that he never had secured anything and went off half-cocked.

Speaking with Road & Track, Nurburgring officials said that no Tesla official had reached out to the track to secure lapping time for an official run.

Last week, he said that Tesla would bring a Model S to Nürburgring race track - right after Porsche established a new 4-door electric auto record at the track.

He also gave an update on the Nurburgring effort, saying a auto is being tested and tuned, but won't go for a lap time this week.

However, Road and Track reports that someone booked a surprise 30-minute private session at the track on september 21, suggesting Tesla or another automaker could be planning a record run.