Tesla is a busy bee on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and after several videos and rumors we have our first idea of how capable the.
Road & Track reported Tuesday that the dismantled Model S clocked a lap time of 7:23. Please note that it is not an official time and comes from well-placed sources that handle the electric car with a clear view of the track. It also happens that it's 20 seconds faster than Porsche Taycan's catch on the & # 39; Ring. What is impressive, however, is that this time comes during a pool session.
This is when all automakers are free to make laps around the track, which leads to traffic. At the end of the day, time does not reflect the full potential of the car. It is not possible to watch a flight in a pool cage. If we get an official time this week, you can expect it to be even faster than 7:23.
At the same time, the magazine's sources described the fact that thisis nowhere near the kind of electric sedan Tesla sells to buyers. It is rumored to house a new three-engine powertrain (one engine for each rear wheel) and sport many variants outside. They include wider tires, allegedly Goodyear Eagle F1
Inside, the sources talked about an almost gutted sedan with only the most important driver features in place. A typical Tesla Model S will connect passengers – this car doesn't even have extra passenger seats, according to the report. Weight is no friend when chasing faster lap times.
We do not know what we know behind who is behind the wheel. The magazine's sources claim that they have discovered three drivers in Tesla prototype cars: Thomas Mutsch, Andreas Simonsen and Carl Rydquist. Each of them are pro racing drivers who are probably fully capable of squeezing the most out of Model S.
So can we expect an official lap? It looks like that. Wednesday will give car makers time for an official lap session, while Saturday is rumored to be one day Tesla has reserved private lane time. Watch as the story unfolds.