Watch broke down Tesla Model S Plaid get rescued at Nurburgring

  • Watch broke down Tesla Model S Plaid get rescued at Nurburgring

Watch broke down Tesla Model S Plaid get rescued at Nurburgring

An official lap time can only be recorded during private track testing.

Tesla handily topped a lap time set by Porsche's new electric vehicle at the famous German track.

However, Tesla does not use a serial Performance - the most powerful and fastest to date version of the liftback, and the prototype with an experimental three-engine power plant of Plaid and upgraded chassis.

A company representative reportedly boasted its prototype is capable of a 7 minute 5 second time - well under the 7 minute 23 seconds snapped on a handheld stopwatch by industry observers last week, and well under the Porsche Taycan's time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds.

Friday's tweet said Tesla's data from the track time indicates the Model S could achieve a 7:20 lap, and with improvements a 7:05 might be possible. It remains unknown the capacity of the new power plant, whereas the Turbo Taycan, setting a record "North loop" in August, equipped with two electric motors with a total of 680 impact force.

It seems one Tesla Model S out on the Nurburgring decided it couldn't go anymore.

Since that time, just one generation of the model has been made - and a facelift - but enough of them were sold to allow Tesla to later develop its lineup of S3XY cars with the introduction of the X and 3.

For its part, Porsche is reportedly preparing a response to the Tesla attempt.