Tesla Retakes Fastest Electric Vehicle Record From Porsche

Tesla Retakes Fastest Electric  Vehicle Record From Porsche
Tesla Retakes Fastest Electric  Vehicle Record From Porsche

Tesla has stolen the record for the fastest electric car around the Nurburgring race track in Nurburg, Germany, from Porsche.
The brand posted on Twitter confirming a Model S equipped with the Track Pack – which has a higher top speed, better brakes and stickier tires than stock – has lapped the 20.832-km circuit in 7:25.231.
That’s more than eight seconds faster than the Porsche Taycan Turbo S managed and around 10 seconds faster than the Model S managed on its first attempt.
The Track Pack is priced from $15,000 to $20,000 and is designed to address a number of criticisms of the fastest Tesla on the track, Car Expert, an Australian website that provides automotive-related news and car reviews, reported.
Tesla says the package is designed to improve high-speed stability, cornering force and repeatable stopping power, and it includes upgraded brakes, tires and other tweaks.
The Track Package adds a carbon ceramic brake kit, with 410x40mm carbon-silicon carbide rotors and six-piston forged calipers up front and 410x32mm rotors and four-piston forged calipers at the rear.
There are also two integrated, caliper-mounted parking brakes, plus track-ready brake fluid.
The package also adds 20X10J Zero-G wheels wrapped in Goodyear Supercar 3R high-performance summer tires – 285/35R20 up front, 305/30R20 at the back – which are optimized for track use. They aren’t recommended for winter use.
The top speed is bumped up to 322km/h.
Tesla confirmed last month the Model S, along with the Model X, won’t be returning to Australia.
Our market had yet to receive the tri-motor Plaid flagship variants of both, and the company has said the Model S and Model X won’t be offered in right-hand drive anymore “due to changes to the vehicle program”.

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