Watch Tesla Model 3 Performance ace the Nürburgring race track
Tesla Model 3 Performance takes on the world famous ‘Nürburgring’ race track with all its might — finishes the 5.148 km (3.199 mi), 16 turns asphalt track masterfully, no doubt the driver was also exceptional in handling the car, you need nerves of a gorilla to drive at these insane speeds on such a path.
Michael Schumacher driving his Ferrari F2004 Formula One car holds the world record on this track performing 60 laps with an avg time of 1:29.468 per lap at the 2004 European Grand Prix.
Obviously, Tesla Model 3 is not a Formula One hypercar but it executes the difficult track with its nimble performance, the agility with which the car takes on the turns is quite impressive, the car does not disappoint when it comes to handling at speeds of up to 210+ km/h.
From the video description (which is probably auto-translated from Chinese) what I could understand is that the driver was not afraid of losing control of the car because of the low center of gravity (heavy battery pack in the floor), also in the first lap he felt that the temperature of the brakes was too high and car was alarming him of this situation, however, later on, he was able to control this by using regenerative braking which he previously had turned off.
The driver of the Tesla Model 3 Performance entered the Nürburgring race circuit with a 90% battery, still, the launch must have given a heart attack to the BMW in front he just vanished into the side view mirror (goodbye ICE monster).
Previously the Tesla Model 3 Performance has been giving tough time to ICE and electric cars on the drag strip, also recently frying a Porsche 911 GT2 RS taking Nico Rosberg (2016 Formula One World Champion) by surprise and rest of the audience as well.
If sometime in the future Tesla decides to deploy the Ludicrous Mode, the traditional race cars will be history at least in the 1/4 mile drags, recently Tesla pushed an over the air software update that increased the Peak Power output of the cars by 5% resulting in improved acceleration and performance (beat that, will ya!).
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