Tesla Model 3 to Enter Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Blake Fuller’s Tesla Model 3 for Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). Courtesy of PPIHC.

While most consumers don’t get to put Tesla’s speed to the test on the road, drivers Blake Fuller, Josh Allen, and Randy Pobst are about to do just that.

This year’s Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is featuring three Tesla Model 3s, as driven by the aforementioned racecar drivers. The news was reported Wednesday morning by the race’s officials. In the Gran Turismo race’s century-long history, this will only be the fifth year a Tesla has performed.

Fuller, a two-time winner of the race, will be competing for his sixth time on the classic trail. In 2016, Fuller went on to win with a record-breaking run in the first Tesla Model S on a racetrack. A long-time electronics fan and CEO, Fuller has long been a proponent of electric vehicles in racing, so it was fitting that he would be doing so for the sixth year in a row.

All three racers will be sporting a Tesla Model 3 this year, which features max speeds of up to 162 MPH and a 0-60 time of only 3.2 seconds. While other Model 3s have been seen on a racetrack, another Tesla win at the Pike’s Peak Climb would further cement the car company’s reputation as making incredible and sustainable cars.

Tune into the race on August 30th to root for another year of EVs on top of the racecar ladder.