Tesla is gearing up to officially challenge Porsche at the legendary Nürburgring race track. These are the cars the Model S would have to beat to set the all-time record.

PorscheThe Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo holds the record for the fastest lap time at the Nürburgring race track.
  • A Porsche Taycan Turbo prototype set a record in August for the fastest lap at the Nürburgring race track by a four-door electric car at seven minutes and 42 seconds.
  • Tesla CEO Musk has suggested that the electric-car maker 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.
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According to TeslaCEO 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.


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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.


Prototype: 1. Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo

PorschePorsche 919 Hybrid Evo.

Lap time: 5:19:55

Date: June 29, 2018


2. Volkswagen ID.R

VolkswagenVolkswagen ID.R.

Lap time: 6:05:34

Date: June 3, 2019


3. Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept

Cyan RacingLynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept.

Lap time: 7:20:14

Date: August 19, 2019


Sports car: Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR

PorschePorsche 911 GT2 RS MR.

Lap time: 6:44:75

Date: October 25, 2018

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Mid-range car: Jaguar XE SV Project 8

JaguarJaguar XE SV Project 8.

Lap time: 7:23:16

Date: July 8, 2019


Executive car: Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+

DaimlerMercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+.

Lap time: 7:30:11

Date: October 15, 2018


Compact car: Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R

RenaultRenault Megane R.S. Trophy-R.

Lap time: 7:45:39

Date: April 5, 2019


SUV, off-road vehicle, van, or pick-up: Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+

DaimlerMercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+.

Lap time: 7:54:40

Date: November 6, 2018

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