The Company has Rented Some Private Track Time
In order to try and keep as many eyes as possible on Tesla, the company has locked in some private track time at the Nurburging, according to Road & Track. This comes after the new Porsche Taycan set a time on the track of 7:42—a track record for a car in its class. Tesla will try to beat that time.
At first, it looked like Tesla wouldn’t make the record attempt, but now it appears the company will try. Recently, a Model S was spotted with some exterior modifications and some of the stickiest rubber available to cars, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Rs. All this points to the company making an attempt at the record.
Oh, gee, surprise, Tesla’s planning to cheat to try and set a lap time at the Nurburgring. Cool, cool. pic.twitter.com/CSyIDf1ih9
— Brian Gluckman (@bgluckman) September 10, 2019
It’ll be interesting to see how the Tesla Model S does on the track. It would be cool to see Tesla and Porsche go to an all-out war at the racetrack over this. I bet with some mild modifications the Taycan could do a little better, and that would force Tesla to really go all out.
Recently, Tesla set the record for a four-door car at Laguna Seca Raceway. That bodes well for its Nurburgring attempt. We’ll be very interested to see the results.