Electric car manufacturer Tesla recently set a new record for the fastest production electric vehicle after speeding around Germany’s famous Nürburgring Nordschleife race track.
Tesla’s Model S Plaid zoomed through the 13-mile course, considered to be one of the most demanding race tracks in the world, in a record 7 minutes and 35 seconds last week, reaching a top speed of 173 miles per hour.
The $130,000 Model S Plaid surpassed the previous record for production EVs set by Porsche’s Taycan Turbo in 2019.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted a photo of a receipt from the Nürburgring showing the Model S Plaid time broke the track record.
He emphasized the vehicle was “completely unmodified, directly from factory.”
A video posted by Tesla shows Swedish pro driver Andreas Simonsen at the wheel as the car zipped around the track during its record-breaking run.
Musk in June unveiled the Model S Plaid and billed it as “the quickest production vehicle ever made.”
He claimed the vehicle is capable of going from zero to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds and has a top speed of up to 200 mph.
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