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NewsTesla Model S Plaid Sets Fastest Production EV Nürburgring Lap Record

Tesla Model S Plaid Sets Fastest Production EV Nürburgring Lap Record

 Some of the acceleration footage from the Tesla Model S Plaid Nürburgring lap is insane


  • The official time is 7:35.579.

  • The Plaid was an unmodified factory car.

  • Musk says that a modified Plaid is next.


If you’ve just started watching the video, keep your eyes peeled around the 4:25 mark. The Tesla Model S Plaid enters the Nürburgring’s carrousel and holds speeds between 80-90 km/h. On exit, the driver pushes the car to 180 km/h in mere seconds on its way to setting the lap record.

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The Tesla Model S Plaid is nothing short of a hypercar capable of carrying the family and loads of stuff without ever making noise. That is unless it’s being pushed incredibly hard around the Nürburgring in an attempt to set a lap time. The powertrain is audible in the video as are the tires hanging on to the tarmac for dear life and handle all the power.

The official record lap time is 7:35.579 which makes it the fastest full-production EV around the ‘Ring and the third-fastest EV ever to lap the famed track. What’s interesting is that, via Twitter, Musk has said that there will be a follow-up to this event. He’s hinting that a modified Plaid, with “aero surfaces, carbon brakes & track tires” will be next. Might this be the Plaid+ that was once to be offered?

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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