According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the electric-car maker wants to take on Porsche at the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife race track in Germany.
A Porsche Taycan Turbo prototype set a record in August for the fastest lap by a four-door electric car at seven minutes and 42 seconds. Musk has suggested that Tesla will at some point attempt to break that record with its Model S sedan.
A Model S “Plaid” prototype drove on the track this week, clocking an unofficial time of about seven minutes and 20 seconds, according to Tesla.
The Taycan Turbo’s lap time is still a ways off from the all-time record, set last year by the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo.
These are the best Nürburgring lap times from vehicles in six categories, according to the race track’s website.