Tesla TSLA aims to take away Porsche’s bragging rights by testing its Model S on the northern loop of Germany’s Nuerburgring circuit, using a marketing tool that German automakers have long used to tout the superiority of their items.
Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport recently published photographs of a Tesla with “100D+” markings on the track in which according to the magazine, it clocked an unofficial time of 7 minutes and 23 seconds, beating the newly launched electric Porsche Taycan’s lap time of 7 minutes 42 seconds.
A formally timed record attempt was due to happen on Wednesday, with another attempt scheduled for Saturday, Auto Motor und Sport stated.
Tesla is utilizing the Nordschleife, as the track is known, to market its “Plaid” mode on a 7-seater Tesla Model S, CEO Elon Musk verified on Twitter.
“We expect these track times to be beaten by the actual production 7 seat Model S Plaid variant that goes into production around Oct/Nov next year,” Musk stated.