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Elon Musk Says a Tesla Model S Set the Four-Door Lap Record at Laguna Seca

Porsche threw down the performance EV gauntlet when it announced that the Taycan had set the four-door all-electric lap record at the Nrburgring. Tesla has clearly taken the challenge very seriously, with CEO Elon Musk teasing that Tesla Model S sedans would be testing at the Ring this week. Knowing a Nrburgring attempt was imminent, the automotive world has been anxiously awaiting word of a new lap record. We got onejust not the one we were expecting. Model S just set record for fastest 4 door ever at Laguna Seca, video tmrw — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 11, 2019 Musk took to Twitter, as he usually does, to break the news late on Tuesday. According to the tweet, the Tesla Model S set the record for the fastest four-door around Californias famed Laguna Seca raceway. Musk teased cryptically that wed see a video tmrw, but as of this writing it has yet to appear. Tesla already set both the electric car and the four-door lap record earlier this year with a Model 3 Performance, which posted a time of 1 minute, 37.53 seconds. That time just barely beat the 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8s previous record of 1:37.54, which was set by MotorTrends own Randy Pobst in 2018 . Weve reached out to Tesla for more details on the tweet, but so far have yet to hear back. We have a lot of questions, like was this Model S completely stock? Was its software altered in any way? Was it wearing racing slicks or the OEM street tires? Is a Nrburgring record attempt still in progress? Hopefully well have answers soon. In the meantime, were enjoying watching the electric performance rivalry between the Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan unfold. The post Elon Musk Says a Tesla Model S Set the Four-Door Lap Record at Laguna Seca appeared first on MotorTrend .

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