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      09-17-2019, 09:51 AM   #1
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Tesla Model S Plaid reportedly beat the Porsche Taycan's Nurburgring record

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https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...urgring-record

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In its second week testing at the Nürburgring, a prototype for the recently announced Tesla model S Plaid has been spotted lapping the legendary racetrack. Our spy photographers timed the prototype with a run of 7:23 minutes.
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      09-17-2019, 10:35 AM   #2
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Road and Track stated that apparently most of the interior was gutted according to eye-witnesses and inside sources - hence the extremely dark tint, and the car looks fairly lowered and is wearing race track oriented tires (although they are just about street legal), but regardless it will likely do well on the Nürburgring.

I think that it has a chance at beating the Taycan mostly because when Elon first tweeted, we all thought he was talking about the normal P100D which is known to go into limp-home mode, when in fact he kind of tricked us in a sense by revealing that it will be using a new powertrain all together (plaid triple motor system) after the fact, one of which we have no idea when it will reach the public.

In my opinion, the Nürburgring doesn't have any effect on my purchasing decisions, its more of a pissing match between automakers, but if Tesla does win, it is going to be very annoying to hear Musk's twitter gloating and all of his cult followers rejoicing in this. We all know how annoying the Tesla fanboys can be.
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As someone else said, it's not a stock car so the point is moot. Musk is too scared to use a stock car and had to cheat with modifications.
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Am I supposed to buy a car based on which cars goes around the track faster?
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if it's the tri motor car then about the perfect time to release it though...
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Was there a passenger in the car with a laptop connected to car doing tuning on the fly like Tesla did with a previous Tesla attempt at the Ring?

I’ll wait to see or here an official time rather then what a couple of outsiders perceive the time to be.

Prototypes don’t count.
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if it's the tri motor car then about the perfect time to release it though...
Aren't they also supposed to be putting the Model 3 motors in the S anyway, making the old limp mode issues a thing of the past.
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Am I supposed to buy a car based on which cars goes around the track faster?
Isn’t that why we purchased X5's?
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Even if the car is not stock (which was the case with the Porsche as well), the bottom line is the fact that the Model S can be talked about as having performance even close to the Taycan is impressive.
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if it's the tri motor car then about the perfect time to release it though...
Its actually great timing seeing as Model S and X sales are down, most likely to the Model 3. At this point the Model 3's newer interior, high range and much lower price is stealing sales from the larger Model S. Apparently the "Plaid" powertrain is going to only be on the S, X, and Roadster, so it should likely increase Model S sales from its current slump.
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If it beat the Porsche by 20 seconds in modified trim, the stock car should be able to beat it too, unless that car is modified to a higher degree than they are letting on. A bone stock car beating the time by 1 second would have been more impressive.
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They should call the regular production version the Plaid Edition and offer a replica track edition called the Major Asshole.

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Am I supposed to buy a car based on which cars goes around the track faster?
how else will you prove your dick is bigger.

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The high-end teslas are known for going to limp mode on the track due to limitations of the ev motor. Musk waited until Porsche launch their new car and bragged about the Nürnberg and then all the sudden musk is like let me tell you about this new power train I've developed… And then the car shows up on Laguna Seca setting a record and the same will happen at the Nuremberg Ring.
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if it's the tri motor car then about the perfect time to release it though...
Aren't they also supposed to be putting the Model 3 motors in the S anyway, making the old limp mode issues a thing of the past.
Well I thought limp mode is more about lurdicuros mode though, would think that's a different problem than just use the model 3 motor
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The high-end teslas are known for going to limp mode on the track due to limitations of the ev motor. Musk waited until Porsche launch their new car and bragged about the Nürnberg and then all the sudden musk is like let me tell you about this new power train I've developed… And then the car shows up on Laguna Seca setting a record and the same will happen at the Nuremberg Ring.
Already did. Literally blew the Porsche away.

Modified Tesla Model S reportedly outguns Porsche Taycan at Nurburgring https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/t...orsche-taycan/
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The high-end teslas are known for going to limp mode on the track due to limitations of the ev motor. Musk waited until Porsche launch their new car and bragged about the Nürnberg and then all the sudden musk is like let me tell you about this new power train I've developed… And then the car shows up on Laguna Seca setting a record and the same will happen at the Nuremberg Ring.
Already did. Literally blew the Porsche away.

Modified Tesla Model S reportedly outguns Porsche Taycan at Nurburgring https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/t...orsche-taycan/
Completely gutted with upgraded brakes and tires. Yeah seems like a valid comparison.
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Completely gutted with upgraded brakes and tires. Yeah seems like a valid comparison.
It remains to be seen what will make production, but if they come out with a factory package that allows this performance, would that not be impressive?
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I've read in a few places that it was using 3 motors which kind of seems like cheating...Then again, there aren't exactly many rules here.

Would be interesting if this was the new Roadster powertrain with a modified Model S body disguising it. Either way, I don't consider this as detracting from the Taycan in the slightest.

Also keep in mind that although I'm excited to see what happens in the EV wars and feel we have a ton of evolution ahead of us, 7m23s is still slow compared to the numbers top track focused cars (GT3 RS at 6m56s) put up. I'm sure a 3 motor Model S isn't substantially cheaper than GT3 RS MSRP...heck the 2021 Tesla Roadster is likely starting at $200k+...but I'm excited to see where all this goes.
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It remains to be seen what will make production, but if they come out with a factory package that allows this performance, would that not be impressive?
It would still be a Tesla, so... no thank you!
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