The record was unofficially broken back in November 2019. And when they decided to set the record officially, it didn’t work out. However, no one succeeded that day on the Northern Loop …
On August 26, the Tesla Model S Plaid prototype tried to set a record at the Nurburgring. In November 2019, Tesla covered the track in 7 minutes 13 seconds, but that record is considered unofficial. This time there was an ambitious goal – 7 minutes 5 seconds. However, the pilot lost control and the electric car had an accident. Fortunately, the pilot is completely intact, but what about the car has not yet been reported. This is probably the same car that journalists noticed a month ago.
After Tesla, a “local player” – BMW M8 – entered the track. However, even here the pilot lost control – the prototype flew into the fence.
The most unlucky is the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C8. The factory team had been testing it for a week already and on August 26th it was the last day with good weather, when it was possible to “bludgeon” “not all the money” in the “green hell”. However, due to damage to the track, the promising Corvette did not even have time to leave.