Porsche fans delight as sportscar laps broken-down Tesla during track test (VIDEO)
The two four-door electric sedans had been not-so-secretly competing for the fastest lap at Germany’s iconic track. Porsche set a 7:42 lap time earlier this week, only for Tesla’s Plaid prototype to come back with an impressive 7:23.Also on rt.com Tesla driver filmed in deep sleep as his vehicle speeds down busy turnpike (VIDEO)
However, it appears Tesla still has some work to do in the stamina stakes. The car was clearly pushed to its limit and broke down at the side of the track on Wednesday. A tow truck soon came to the rescue, but not before Porsche’s Taycan had one last smug driveby.
"To finish first, you have to finish first"— Sascha Pallenberg (@sascha_p) September 20, 2019
I just love the epic attention the mother of all race-tracks gets because of Tesla’s attempt to set a record in a prototype.
I'm sure that the Porsche engineers will just think: Well plaid! 😎 #nuerburgringpic.twitter.com/Ul1oLWhHAX
Naturally, car enthusiasts took to Twitter to either laugh hysterically at Tesla’s expense or defend Musk’s legacy to the death – there is no in-between. “It’s like getting pulled over by the cops in front of your neighborhood, and having everyone watch,” wrote one YouTube commenter.
Shots were first fired in the electric-feud by Musk after he poked fun at Porsche for naming their new fleet the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S earlier this month. “Um @Porsche, this word Turbo does not mean what you think it does,” he tweeted.Also on rt.com Elon Musk invokes ‘another Epstein’ defense, redefines ‘pedo guy’ as innocent insult in legal battle with British diver
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