Tesla claims one track record, plans to go for another

Tesla Model S Plaid spy shots

Tesla Model S Plaid spy shots

Apparently, Elon just got the word that the Model S isn't going to be doing anything near a record-run as he's already back-tracking his comments on Twitter.

Following the reveal of the electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S last week, Musk tweeted that Tesla was sending a Model S sedan to Germany's 13-mile-long Nurburgring race track, where a prototype for the Porsche posted the fastest lap ever in an electric sedan. In the meantime, the Model S picked up a record at a different track. Musk didn't qualify that statement with "electric sedan", so the Model S presumably set the benchmark for all cars with four doors. Musk said video of the new lap, which will reveal the official time, will be posted soon.

Tesla Model S Plaid spy shots

Last week, he said that Tesla would bring a Model S to Nürburgring race track - right after Porsche established a new 4-door electric vehicle record at the track.

Earlier today Road & Track reported citing local sources that Tesla has booked a private 30-minute time slot at the famous German track on September 21, indicating at the announced lap record attempt.