Tesla Model S Plaid Takes On Pikes Peak
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Tesla Plaid Music Video, Tesla Problem on Pikes Peak, and Yokohama Racing Slicks

Here’s a Tesla Plaid put to music as it races up Pikes Peak in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race, plus commentary by race car driver Randy Pobst on problems he is experiencing with the Tesla Plaid and how he feels the Yokohama racing slicks he is using are performing.
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Update on Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Day 3 of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race has passed and Randy Pobst finished 1st in class in a qualifying run as he and other race teams are pushing the limits to what their cars and drivers can do on the Pikes Peak roadway-turned-race track this early summer.

Randy Pobst was kind enough to provide his fans with a video put to music showing viewers what he sees as he races up Pikes Peak as he and his team pushes a Tesla Model S Plaid upgraded by Unplugged Performance, to its limits in preparation for the final race on Sunday.

After the music-enhanced practice run, Randy talks about some problems he is having controlling his car and how he finds that his Yokohama racing slicks are handling from the excess weight of the Tesla.

That said, here is the video, so sit back and enjoy the music and view, but give yourself at least a few minutes before stepping into your own Tesla after watching the video…you’ll see what I mean.

Day 3 Pikes Peak ...Qualified 1st in the Tesla Model S Plaid

Stay Tuned for More News and Footage of This Historic Tesla-Tested Racing Event As It Unfolds

Qualifying runs in progress on Pikes Peak

Coming Up Next: Why the Model S Plaid is powered with the 18650 rather than the 4680 battery cell.

Timothy Boyer is Torque News Tesla and EV reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily Tesla and electric vehicle news.


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Comments

I see he got rid of that lame excuse for a steering wheel - the yoke.
Well...there are fans on both sides of the argument; however, I can see where tight curves on Pikes Peak would be a clear reason for wheel-type steering wheels over a Yoke. Thanks for the input!