Report: Tesla Model S laps Nurburgring in 7:13
The latest unofficial lap is nearly 30 seconds faster than the Porsche Taycan.
Tesla has reportedly shaved around 10 more seconds off its unofficial Nurburgring lap time.
The latest hand-timed laps suggest the Model S 'Plaid' is capable of completing the circuit in seven minutes and 13 seconds, an unofficial observer has told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.
The 7:13 benchmark was reportedly measured on two separate laps, marking a significant improvement over the previous 7:23 times and nearly 30 seconds faster than the Porsche Taycan's official 7:42 record, though none of Tesla's laps are official record attempts.
Driver Andreas Simonsen is said to have been behind the wheel last week when a red Model S prototype crashed into the wall. The latest runs were reportedly completed by Nurburgring veteran Thomas Mutsch in a different car that was used for the first week of testing, labeled "P100D+," and outfitted with a small rear spoiler and wide Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport RS tires.
The German magazine's sources claim Tesla's team has packed up and shipped the cars home for the year.
Responding to questions on Twitter regarding an official lap time, Tesla chief Elon Musk has promised "more to come."