Unplugged Performance managed to restore a wrecked Tesla Model 3 to the Pikes Peak mountain race and finished second in classAugust 31, 2020
At the end of last week, we told you about the Unplugged Performance team that brought a Tesla Model 3 electric car to the Pikes Peak mountain race, hoping to break a class record. Due to the pilot’s negligence, the electric car was broken, and the team made it clear that it would not be possible to restore it for the race.
However, the team’s mechanics performed a small miracle and nevertheless brought the electric car to the start, spending only 48 hours on restoring the cue ball.
Unfortunately, the accident did not pass without a trace for the electric car – as a result, the electric car drove the full distance a full minute slower than in qualifying. On the segment of the distance in Exhibition Class, the Tesla Model 3 electric car of the Unplugged Performance team showed the second time 3: 16.857, yielding the championship with the result 3: 13: 569 … another Tesla Model 3 from the Electric Performance team.
In the following video, you can evaluate the driving skills of the pilot Randy “Rocket” Pobst on the distance of the race:
Recall that in 2018, the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak took first place in the Pikes Peak mountain race with a result of 7 m 57 s, breaking the absolute track record by 16 seconds at once.
We did it! Randy made it to the top! We came to Pikes Peak to challenge breaking the 10 minute barrier. Before the crash we were #9 fastest of the entire field and near identical times to the Porsche 935. Bent frame and totaled car didn’t stop us and we made it to the top!@Tesla pic.twitter.com/EEhUGz57li— UNPLUGGED PERFORMANCE (@UnpluggedTesla) August 30, 2020
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