This is how the Tesla Model S Plaid and its peculiar steering wheel was crowned

Months before Tesla unveiled its Model S Plaid, the wildest version of the popular electric saloon was repeatedly photographed on a stage that has helped him get ready, and boy has it. His long days on the Nürburgring circuit have been well worth it and the famous Green Hell has a new king in the series production electric vehicle category.


Record


Until now, that title was in the hands of the Porsche Taycan Turbo, which in 2019 managed to complete a complete turn of the track in a time of 7: 42.3, on the 20.6 km route. Now, the Tesla Model S Plaid has arrived to pulverize that record and be at the top of its category thanks to its fastest lap in 7: 30.909 minutes. Elon Musk has been in charge of advancing this record through his Twitter profile:


The Tesla Model S Plaid has just set an official world speed record for a production electric car at the Nürburgring. Completely without modifications, directly from the factory.

The greatest exponent of Tesla accompanied these words with an image in which you can see both the official times and the average speed obtained during the session. Along with the aforementioned time in the shortest route, the one obtained in the long section also appears, that is, the one corresponding to the 20.8 kilometers of the circuit. We are talking about a time of 7: 35.579 minutes, which is still faster than the one achieved by the Porsche in the 20.6 km section. At this point, we would not be surprised if the Stuttgart firm returns to the Green Hell with its Taycan Turbo S.


There will be another try


However, the aforementioned Elon Musk tweet is accompanied by a second text in which he advances Tesla's plans to perform another fast lap, this time with a Model S Plaid equipped with new aerodynamic elements, carbon brakes, and competition tires. We will have to be attentive to see how the 1,020-horsepower saloon behaves with these components. While that happens, the best thing is to enjoy the record lap and watch how the pilot handles perfectly with the peculiar steering wheel that has caused so much controversy.

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