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Has Tesla just smashed the Porsche Taycan’s record at the Nurburgring?

Tesla may have already smashed the Porsche Taycan’s electric car lap record at the Nurburgring – even though its official attempt is not due to happen until later in the week. One of CarAdvice’s spy photography agencies caught on camera another example of a highly modified Tesla Model S sedan lapping the famous 20...

Tesla Nurburgring record attempt: everything we know so far

After a week of hype, Tesla is yet to put down a fast lap at the Nurburgring in its attempt to wrestle the electric-car lap record from the Porsche Taycan. If you haven’t been able to read every word on the internet about this bold record attempt, this story will give you a rundown on all we know so far...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Tesla Nurburgring record: The real reason Nico Rosberg isn’t driving

Former Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg won’t be behind the wheel of Tesla’s Nurburgring record attempt because he isn’t qualified enough – and it’s likely he wasn’t aware of the rules when he offered his driving services via Twitter...

Tesla readying tri-motor 'Plaid' powertrain

Tesla will continue to develop on the Model S and Model X's already-impressive acceleration figures, preparing a three-motor powertrain to deliver 'Plaid' performance. The current Model S P100D with Ludicrous Plus will hit 60mph (97km/h) in 2.28 seconds, as tested by Motor Trend in the USA. That makes it one of the fastest-ever accelerating production cars...

Tesla Nurburgring record attempt postponed 

Tesla is inching closer to its electric car lap record attempt at the Nurburgring, having been spotted doing several shakedown runs at the German circuit overnight. What appears to be a modified Model S sedan – with wider wheel arches, wider wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, semi-slick racing tyres, a rear wing, and a new 100D+ badge – was caught on camera having only done five laps on Thursday...

Tesla Model S: Modified EV spotted near the Nürburgring

Spy photographers have snapped a modified Tesla Model S testing near the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Last month, the Porsche Taycan set a 7:42 minute lap time on the famous racetrack, claiming the record for fastest four-door production electric car. The Taycan's effort didn't go unnoticed in Silicon Valley...

Tesla adds web-surfing function to infotainment systems

Mobile phones are huge nowadays but sometimes you just want to view a website on a bigger screen, and a Tesla’s touch screen certainly dwarfs your phone. To satisfy those of you who want to browse the internet in your Tesla, the company is deploying an over-the-air software update that’ll allow Aussie owners to do just that...

Volkswagen denies interest in buying Tesla stake

While industry rumours are often met with a dead bat, Volkswagen has issued a firm denial it's interested in purchasing a shareholding in Tesla. Sources have told Manager Magazin, Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess is interested in acquiring a stake in Tesla to access its software and battery design expertise...

NHTSA called for Tesla to drop 'misleading' safety claims

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has warned Tesla about making 'misleading' safety claims about its cars. UPDATE, 09/08/2019: Tesla has issued a statement regarding the NHTSA's cease-and-desist. It's been added to our story...

Tesla brings back free Supercharging for Model X and S

Tesla has revived free Supercharging for Model S and Model X customers, despite previously describing the program as "unsustainable". There is a catch, however. The offer lasts as long as the buyer has their car, but it only applies to the first owner – the second owner will have to pay like everyone else...