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    • Tesla Model S Plaid breaks down on the Nurburgring - Tesla claims a 7:05 laptime is possible

      Well, this is somewhat amusing. Tesla is making all sorts of bold claims based on laptimes from prototypes yet somehow is very quiet on what went wrong with their test car on the Nurburgring which needed to be towed off the famous track.


      Things go wrong in testing and sorting out bugs is why you test but it seems there is quite a bit to work out before claiming the Model S is a Porsche Taycan killer around the track.

      Porsche is fighting this battle with a production model that is for sale while Tesla is comparing something they are still working on to the Taycan. Not exactly fair but that is not stopping Tesla from making bold predictions.

      A 7:05 Nurburgring time? We'll believe it when we see it:




      This article was originally published in forum thread: Tesla Model S Plaid breaks down on the Nurburgring - Tesla claims a 7:05 laptime is possible started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 9 Comments
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Bold claims lets see if they can back them up.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        LoL, is that a Taycan driving by at 0:53?
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        LoL, is that a Taycan driving by at 0:53?
        Oh the irony
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        Oh the irony
        It's true Porsche, Ferrari or Lamborghini have never had a car breakdown on the 'ring during testing....

        https://www.autoevolution.com/news/2...se-135717.html

        Everyone loves to hate Telsa but IMO it's unjustified. They are kicking Porsche's ass at the performance EV game and increased competition is obviously great for us consumers. It won't be long before Porsche responds with an improved car, then Telsa will respond, and the cycle continues.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Relax man. No need to get offended. If you look up Porsche made electric car ages ago.

        Wake me up when they start making $$$ and have a stable management.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Relax man. No need to get offended. If you look up Porsche made electric car ages ago.

        Wake me up when they start making $$$ and have a stable management.
        I think you're in for a long sleep Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        Everyone loves to hate Telsa but IMO it's unjustified. They are kicking Porsche's ass at the performance EV game and increased competition is obviously great for us consumers.
        They are bragging about stuff that isn't on the market and making claims that have yet to be proven.

        You can't kick Porsche's ass until you kick Porsche's ass. Porsche might as well point to their 918 laptime at least that happened with a production car.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You can't kick Porsche's ass until you kick Porsche's ass. Porsche might as well point to their 918 laptime at least that happened with a production car.
        Run it in EV mode and let's see the lap time Click here to enlarge
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Any EV that is going to be used for track times should have aggressive active battery cooling. No one wants to go into limp mode, or worse break down, at the track.

        Similar to an undersized radiator or intercooler, heat soak is not uncommon.

        The internal combustion engine is a true masterpiece of engineering however even with all the latest efficiency improvements, it is still not capable of the efficiency of an electric motor.

        once solid state batteries come out, EVs will take a leap forward and will attract a lot more people.