Nordschleife Lap Flusters Tesla Model S

While many American reviewers went so far as to say the Tesla Model S is a excellently handling sporty sedan, it seems that not everybody is onboard with that view.

The car is helped by its low center of gravity to be fairly competent at cornering, but in the end its massive weight turns it into a bit of a blunt instrument on track, according to Robb Holland, who is a touring car racing driver.

He criticized the car, according to Jalopnik, for having “almost no mechanical grip,” numb steering, and massive heft. These were the things that came to mind after doing a complete lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife, only part of which was done at full power, as the car entered limp mode just three minutes into the run.

It’s not all bashing, though, as Holland, who was driving an EV for the first time, was very impressed with the car as a whole, just not as a track weapon (yet?).

Check out the full lap in the video posted below!

By Andrei Nedelea


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