Tesla Model S Plaid set a new world record for mass-produced electric vehicles by completing a lap at the Nürburgring in a time of 7:25.231. The car broke the record of the previous leader Porsche Taycan Turbo S with the Performance Kit.

In September 2021, the Plaid set a new record for mass-produced electric vehicles at the Nürburgring, a famous racetrack in Germany. However, this record was recently broken by the Porsche Taycan Turbo S with Performance Kit. But Tesla didn’t give up and just this month, they managed to break the record yet again. In this blog post, we will discuss how Tesla Model S Plaid managed to beat Porsche Taycan’s Nürburgring record.

The Tesla Model S Plaid is a high-end electric car that boasts an impressive acceleration time, 0-60mph in just under 2 seconds. The car also has a top speed of 200mph, making it an ideal candidate for breaking records.

The Plaid initially set the Nürburgring record back in 2021, completing a lap in just 7 minutes and 30 seconds. However, Porsche beat that time with their Taycan Turbo S with Performance Kit, finishing the lap in 7 minutes and 42 seconds.

But Tesla wasn’t going to let Porsche hold the title for long. The Plaid returned to Nürburgring and beat Porsche’s record with a lap time of 7 minutes and 25 seconds. How did Tesla do it? One of the key factors is the upgraded tri-motor powertrain, which provides better performance and handling. Additionally, the Plaid’s carbon-ceramic brakes and updated aerodynamics helped reduce the lap time.

Another factor that helped Tesla beat Porsche’s record is the use of semi-slick tires. Tesla used the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS tires; these are specially designed for high-performance cars and have excellent grip on the track. The tire’s thread pattern provides excellent cornering grip and high-speed stability, which helped the Plaid maneuver the challenging corners of Nürburgring with ease.

Lastly, the driver’s skill and expertise also played a significant role in setting the lap record. Tesla had professional driver Thomas Mutsch behind the wheel, who has significant experience in racing and has worked as a test driver for other automakers. His experience and skill helped push the Plaid to its limits and beat Porsche’s lap record.

Tesla Model S Plaid managed to beat Porsche Taycan Turbo S’s Nürburgring record, completing the lap in a time of 7:25.231. The Plaid’s record-breaking performance was the result of the car’s upgraded tri-motor powertrain, carbon-ceramic brakes, and updated aerodynamics, alongside the use of specially-designed semi-slick tires. Plus, Tesla had an experienced and skilled driver like Thomas Mutsch behind the wheel to push the Plaid to its limits.

With this achievement, Tesla once again proved that they are the leading name in the EV industry and will continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible with electric cars.