Tesla’s Model 3 can now claim victory at the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Blake Fuller drove a 2018 Tesla Model 3 to first place in the Exhibition Class, with a time of 3:13:569.
But in second place was another Tesla Model 3, the 2020 Unplugged Performance driven by Randy Pobst. What makes this second place victory amazing is the fact Pobst crashed his Model 3 on day two, only to have the team assisted by Tesla repair the vehicle in time for the race today, posting a time of 3:16.857.
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 [email protected] pic.twitter.com/EEhUGz57li
— UNPLUGGED PERFORMANCE (@UnpluggedTesla) August 30, 2020
— Now You Know (@NYKChannel) August 30, 2020
doh!! knocked to second by a porsche pic.twitter.com/zKCICMjLHO
— Madmonsta (@Madmonsta1) August 30, 2020
In terms of overall times, a 2018 Porsche GT4 Clubsport in the Porsche Trophy by Yokohama class had the fastest time today of 3:09.892, with Fuller’s Tesla Model 3 time being the second-fastest, followed by Pobst.
Definitely exciting to see electric vehicles dominating Pikes Peak, especially vehicles from Tesla. Can’t wait to see Tesla’s Roadster compete at Pikes Peak in the future.