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.
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.
Tesla Model S Plaid just set official world speed record for a production electric car at Nurburgring. Completely unmodified, directly from factory. pic.twitter.com/AaiFtfW5Ht
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 9, 2021
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?