Tesla claims one track record, plans to go for another

Marco Green
September 12, 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that they broke the fastest lap record for 4-door vehicles at Laguna Seca racetrack, and they are going to release a video about it soon. In the meantime, the Model S picked up a record at a different track.

Porsche looking to take on Tesla with its all-electric Taycan making its debut as the world's most powerful sedan. Musk didn't qualify that statement with "electric sedan", so the Model S presumably set the benchmark for all cars with four doors. This, while very much not ideal-nor safe-for a record attempt, could assist Tesla in tuning, getting whoever is driving the Model S used to the track, as well as help collect much-needed data to use in the future.

Speaking with Road & Track, Nurburgring officials said that no Tesla official had reached out to the track to secure lapping time for an official run.

However, Road and Track reports that someone booked a surprise 30-minute private session at the track on september 21, suggesting Tesla or another automaker could be planning a record run.

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