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Tesla Roadster on Nürburgring Nordschleife

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by rossifan46, May 24, 2011.

  1. rossifan46

    rossifan46 New Member

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    Hi!

    I've been searching for videos or articles about if anybody has tried their Tesla Roadster on the legendary Nordschleife.
    Does anybody here at this forum know something about that?

    Thankful for Youtube links or websites :)

    Thanks from big EV fan!
     
  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    #2 TEG, May 24, 2011
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    Done (simulated) lots of times in the Gran Turismo 5 game...



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  3. rossifan46

    rossifan46 New Member

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    The Tesla Roadster was the first car I bought in GT5...so I've also driven hundreds of laps around Nordschleife in it :love:

    The battery was flat after a little over 4 laps...but with GT5's futuristic charger I am back on track again in less than a minute :wink:
     
  4. Michael8

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    Yesterday we went there with 12 roadsters and several other ev's. Big fun though it was raining. It's a scary racetrack, especially when you're on semi-slicks on a wet track. We followed the pace car in an exhibition as part of the show around the races there, but it was still fast enough. While we were on the track a BMW crashed, because His driver couldn't follow the pace car.
     
  5. Michael8

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    ..I was too busy driving, but many drivers had passengers filming the ride. There should be some coverage in the web, soon. The event was hosted by RWE. Craig Davis and other Tesla guys were there, too.
     
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    dpeilow Moderator

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    Pity that wasn't more widely advertised.
     
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    It was on short notice and there was limited space. Invitation came last week.
     
  8. Talkredius

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    you mean this one :

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    My guess : He saw you in his back mirror but no sound, so he parked his car to see what is following him:biggrin:

    I'll put some (scaled) photos in a new thread
     

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    Are there any times? What is the best tim any Tesla has achieved on the Nürburgring?
     
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    AFAIK no. The drive was behind a safety car, and the Nordschleife is a big difference to a Grand Prix track

    @rossifan46 : I'll search for the pictures and the RWE Vid this weekend.
     
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    So, I assume there is no good time of a Tesla Roadster on the Nordschleife. Why is this? Is it the limited top speed?
    Or are we Roadster drivers just bad drivers?
     
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    Another game simulation:
     
  14. Doug_G

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    OMG I would love to drive that track.

    Don't blame them on having a pace car - if they weren't experienced drivers they could get into trouble real fast.
     
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    What on earth is going on with that "rev counter"?
     
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    I noticed that too. Clearly the game developer needs a ride in a real one...
     
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    #17 TEG, Oct 3, 2012
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    This Vids are from this year, the Tesla had to drive with 60 km/h behind the Audi R8 etron, the Audi had had technical problems. Passing wasn't allowed :rolleyes:
     
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    The long video is actually about how super is the track, *very* super, and how super are the several Twizys - ILLEGAL in North America 8^( .
    Twizy = *very* super, indeed!!
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