Tesla claims Laguna Seca lap record, but what's under the hood?

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Tesla claims one track record, plans to go for another

Musk said video of the new lap, which will reveal the official time, will be posted soon. Given the length of the track, it presents a much greater challenge than Laguna Seca, especially for high-performance electric cars, which are prone to overheating and power loss.

Last week Elon Musk announced that Elon Musk would be taking on the Porsche Taycan's EV speed record at Nürburgring, but given the special engineering of the Porsche most did not give the sedan auto much odds.

Tesla has published video footage of its Model S setting the fastest lap by a 4-door vehicle at the Laguna Seca race track in California.

After many tweets surrounding a Nurburgring run for the Model S, on September 11, Musk tweeted that a Model S had just claimed the sedan lap record around Laguna Seca. On the surface, Tesla has indeed set a faster time - but dig a little deeper and it's clear that Jaguar still holds the record for a sedan.

The Model S P100D is Tesla's highest performance vehicle. There also appears to be a '+' added to the P100D badge on the car's bootlid, though it remains to be seen if this will translate into an actual production variant.

Tesla is going beyond Ludicrous to Plaid, but it won't be offered on the Model Y or 3.

Tesla has been spending this week tuning the Model S at Nürburgring and has not released any times yet. But is it impressive?

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