The Nürburgring is the place for individuals and automakers alike to test their vehicles around the grueling race circuit. While standard road cars have come a long way in their racing ability, some are still out of their league on proper race tracks.
For instance, take this Tesla Model S being driven by British driver Robb Holland. It’s highly unlikely that Model S owners will take their electric vehicles to the track, but Holland and Ian Litchfield, owner of tuner Litchfield, decided to put the Model S through its paces at Nürburgring.
According to Holland, the vehicle didn’t offer high levels of performance needed for a track day. “Yes, it was heavy. Yes, it had almost no mechanical grip. And yes, the steering was numb as my jaw after a trip to the dentist.”
The Model S took roughly 10 minutes to lap the 14-mile course, but that included the car going into reduced power mode due to excess battery heat. Even with the poor showing, Holland believes the Model S can complete a lap in less than nine minutes.
The video below gives you an opportunity to join Holland and Litchfield around Nürburgring, and provides a close-up look at the Model S outside of its comfort zone.