February 4, 2023

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Tesla Model S Plaid takes first in class at Pikes Peak

Tesla celebrated a victory in the Exhibition class at the 2021 Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb Sunday, laying down a six:fifty seven.220 pass on the famous uphill time attack – very good enough for 10th spot general – in the palms of pro driver Randy Pobst. 

Pobst documented the attempt in the higher than online video and termed the Unplugged Efficiency Design S race motor vehicle “the most negative-to-the-bone electric powered motor vehicle at any time created,” praising its overall performance. Take note that the race motor vehicle works by using an old-fashioned, round steering wheel … mainly because it really is improved. Although this year’s climb was held on a course that was shortened thanks to weather conditions problems farther up the mountain, Tesla’s attempt paid off fairly handsomely still once again. 

Factors were not so rosy for Bentley, which concluded 2nd to sister manufacturer Porsche in the Time Assault 1 class. Bentley driver Rhys Millen was hoping to nail down the third and closing course history to comprehensive its triple crown with its bonkers Continental GT3 Pikes Peak racer, but Romain Dumas spoiled their enjoyment in the 2019 Porsche 911 GT2RS Clubsport, knocking off the more substantial Bentley with a handful of seconds to spare. Bentley’s end was even now sturdy enough for 4th general despite the disappointment.

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