Tesla Roadster to tackle Nurburgring next year
The Model S is set to begin testing on the Green Hell this week.
Tesla's newfound interest in the Nurburgring has extended to the upcoming Roadster.
The Model S is already in Germany to begin testing on the famed track, though the company will reportedly have to wait until it can reserve the entire track to make an attempt at the Porsche Taycan's record.
Responding to a Twitter inquiry, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the Roadster will be brought to the Nurburgring next year.
The Roadster aims to raise the bar for electric vehicles and supercars in general, promising a sub-nine-second quarter-mile time, zero to 60 mph in less than two seconds, and a top speed of more than 250 mph.
Borrowing technology developed at SpaceX, the company plans to offer the coupe with small cold-gas thrusters to push cornering, acceleration, top speed and braking beyond the limits of tires and passive aerodynamics alone.
The company is aiming to bring the Roadster to market sometime next year. A Nurburgring run will be important in proving the car can deliver a "hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars," as promised by Musk at the unveiling event.