It all started with Musk's reaction to Porsche after the German company took a sharp Nurburgring tour in 7 minutes and 42 seconds with its all-electric Taycan. First, Musk made fun of the Taycan Turbo name, then announced: "Model N at the Nürburgring next week." Now Tesla S has come to Nurburgring, and our spy photographers have caught it.
Tesla publicly called Porsche a target as it headed for Nurburgring with one of its cars. But even if it takes a "formal" tour faster than Porsche Taycan's current time, it won't do well for the California carmaker. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has set himself and his company at a very high level of failure.
Taycan Musk's response had to be to welcome Porsche to an electric car party or to say nothing at all. Instead, he engages with his young company, which mainly builds first-class electric sedans, to keep up with a car company that has a long history of building amazing sports and racing cars and trying to get around the runway of its hometown terrain.