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4 Jun, 2023
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Tesla once again won the title of fastest production electric vehicle (EV) at the famous Nürburgring racetrack, this time with the updated Model S Plaid equipped with the Track package.

In recent years, the Nürburgring has become a battleground for Tesla and Porsche, with both automakers fighting for first place in the EV segment.

After Porsche set a record in 2019 with its Taycan electric car, Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided to bring his company's latest performance vehicle to the track. Tesla conducted testing with early Model S Plaid prototypes and achieved impressive lap times, but the vehicle faced delays and didn't hit the market until two years later.

In 2021, Tesla finally unveiled the production version of the Model S Plaid and set a new lap record at the Nürburgring, beating Porsche's time with a remarkable 7 minutes and 35.579 seconds.

A year later, however, Porsche struck back, regaining the title with the Taycan Turbo S, which took 2 seconds off Tesla's time. It is worth to note that Porsche used a special "performance kit" to achieve this record.

Tesla's "Track Package" includes upgraded brakes and tires, aimed at enhancing the vehicle's performance on the track. Tesla recently confirmed that the Model S Plaid equipped with the Track package successfully broke the Nürburgring production EV record.