Elon Musk: Model S Is The Fastest 4-Door At Laguna Seca, Video Coming
It’s a known fact that Tesla wants to steal a bit of the Porsche Taycan’s thunder by trying to set a record lap for the fastest four-door EV at the Nürburgring. It certainly won’t happen this week because the ongoing Industry Pool specifically forbids any attempts to set lap records, therefore we’ll have to wait a little bit more.
There's also the matter of preparing the car used for the attempt and getting it ready for a fast lap, with Elon Musk revealing on Twitter that Tesla has to “review & tune Model S thoroughly for safety on Nürburgring, especially Flugplatz session.”
Ok, but what does that have to do with the headline of this story? Well, the reply mentioned above was part of a tweet from Tesla’s head honcho in which he announced the Model S has set a new record for the fastest four-door car at Laguna Seca. Since he didn’t mention anything about the record-breaking lap time belonging strictly to four-door electric vehicles, we’re going to assume the Model S has established the outright record for cars with rear doors at the famous circuit in California.
The time to beat would have to be 1 minute and 37.54 seconds – a performance achieved last year by the Jaguar XE SV Project 8. The record before that belonged to the Cadillac CTS-V with a time of 1 minute and 38.52 seconds.
Elon Musk says a video will be released shortly when we’ll hopefully get ...
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