Tesla Model S already beating Porsche Taycan's Nurburgring lap?
An unofficial timing suggests Tesla's sedan may be 20 seconds faster.
Tesla's Model S prototype may handily beat the Porsche Taycan's Nurburgring time, according to an unofficial timing of test runs.
Germany's Auto Motor und Sport claims an observer hand-timed the Model S at seven minutes and 23 seconds, slashing nearly 20 seconds off the Taycan's official benchmark for four-door electric cars.
Porsche has marketed the Taycan as the first truly track-capable EV, making an indirect criticism of the Model S that previously failed to complete a Nurburgring lap without the car dropping into a low-power mode in the final miles to avoid overheating the battery module.
The Model S prototype that is operating at the Nurburgring is equipped with a revised powertrain, referred to as 'Plaid,' that apparently does not suffer the same issues when performing repeated launches exiting the Green Hell's many corners.
Unconfirmed rumors suggest Tesla managed to secure last-minute track time to make an official record attempt on Wednesday and another attempt on Saturday.