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mattm
mattm Reader
9/18/19 10:33 p.m.
Grantsfo said:

.....really?  A highly modified and stripped out Tesla with an extra motor and flared with big tires beat a stock Porsche EV?  ...No way!  More interesting to me are production car capabilities on ring.  

The Porsche wasn’t a production car either guys.  It also had a cage in it.

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/20/19 12:16 p.m.

Saw this on IG today. Still don’t know how to embed videos

 surprise

Tesla breaks down at Nurburgring while Taycan passes by :)

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/20/19 12:20 p.m.

Hey look, product development! That's how it works.

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/20/19 12:52 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

Hey look, product development! That's how it works.

Oh, believe me I know how this works. I am on Tesla’s team, I am a fanboy after all like I said lol. 

Just thought it was funny. 

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
9/20/19 1:50 p.m.

Now I want to see someone riding a rivian roller skate around the ring for time. No vehicle body required. Just the roller skate and maybe a handle like on horse saddles.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/20/19 3:03 p.m.

That reminds me of GM driving the Fiero without body panels back in the day.

Olemiss540
Olemiss540 New Reader
9/21/19 8:03 a.m.
Keith Tanner said:

Just call it the GT3 and put it on sale next week.

And that will ensure it never sells below MSRP (even with 30k miles on it).

nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports Reader
9/21/19 1:57 p.m.

The new Tesla Roadster will be a more direct comparison for the Porsche.   

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe UberDork
9/21/19 9:08 p.m.

Couple places online are now reporting that the 7:20 time is extrapolated from the best segments they recorded across multiple laps. Not a single lap record and not a recorded lap record. Hahaha sorry if that’s true that is the funniest thing I have heard all week. 

 

By that hat definition I can do a 1.23 at leguna  seca  

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/21/19 9:28 p.m.

In reply to wearymicrobe :

The 7:20 was never timed by Tesla. They were not allowed to time anything during those laps. 

That was measured by people that are not affiliated with them, from the trackside. 

Cloud9...68
Cloud9...68 New Reader
9/21/19 9:34 p.m.

In reply to nimblemotorsports :

Agreed - If the production version of that car is anywhere near the published specs, it should do well under 7:00 at Nurburgring. 

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
9/21/19 9:39 p.m.
nimblemotorsports said:

The new Tesla Roadster will be a more direct comparison for the Porsche.   

The berkley it will, that roadster will Smoke the taycan. 

STM317
STM317 UltraDork
9/22/19 8:32 a.m.
Carbon said:
nimblemotorsports said:

The new Tesla Roadster will be a more direct comparison for the Porsche.   

The berkley it will, that roadster will Smoke the taycan. 

The roadster that they hyped a ton (and took millions in interest free deposits for) back in 2017?

The roadster that Musk says is a lower priority than basically all of their other projects (some of which we haven't even seen)?

The Roadster that's still at least 2 years away, even with Tesla's notoriously optimistic time tables?

 

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