For several years, Porsche and Tesla have been fighting a titanic battle for the title of fastest EV on the illustrious Nürburgring. Porsche until recently held the crown, but Tesla recaptured the lead last weekend with a modified version of the Tesla Model S Plaid.
That makes Tesla announced on Twitter. The Americans managed to set a lap time of 7:25.231 with their Tesla Model S Plaid. This makes Tesla more than 8 seconds faster than the time of 7:33.350 that Porsche had clocked with the Porsche Taycan in August last year. It is also an improvement of more than 10 seconds on the previous time that Tesla drove on the Nürburgring with the Model S Plaid.
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Tesla managed to achieve that difference by installing the so-called ‘Track Pack’ on the Model S Plaid. This package includes aluminum wheels, racing tires and a special adjustment of the software. With these adjustments, the Tesla Model S Plaid can reach top speeds of over 320 km / h.
The most important adjustment, however, was the brakes. With the latest package, Tesla provides the Model S Plaid with carbon ceramic brake discs. Due to the extra braking power, the Americans think it is permissible to drive faster and have set the top speed limiter higher. The Track Pack has been made available to Tesla customers and costs between $15,000 and $20,000.
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Incidentally, the Tesla Model S Plaid (with Track Pack) is by no means the fastest production car that has ever clocked a time at the Nürburgring. That honor belongs to the Mercedes-AMG One, which completed an impressive 6:35.183 at the end of 2022.
Source: Autoreview.nl by www.autoreview.nl.
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