Day 4: Tesla Model S Plaid Races Up Pikes Peak in Wet Conditions [VIDEO]
Randy Pobst and the Unplugged Performance team have reached Day 4 of their Pikes Peak Hill Climb experience with Tesla’s Model S Plaid.
On Day 4, Pobst details how the team tested out Yokohama slicks on wet conditions to get a feel for the car, considering race day could result in unpredictable weather at times. Pobst said he didn’t go full out with the cold tires, but rather was conservative, to get a feel for the grip. He did still go full throttle on the straightaways and said the brakes felt really good.
“Today was wet in the middle section of Pikes Peak practice in the Tesla Model S Plaid, and it handled it like a champ. We got the oversteer fixed as well. It looks like the car is ready for race day and so is Randy,” explains the video’s description.
After the test run was finished Pobst said the car felt great and the previous alignment issue has since been fixed as of Wednesday night. “We can start that race right now!”, concluded Pobst. Officials also noted the Model S Plaid forgot to turn on its audible ‘siren’ to let others know the electric car is racing up the mountain.
You can also check out another video below from Pobst below, talking about the Unplugged Performance partnership with Bilstein:
Secret Unplugged Performance x @bilsteinUS engineering meeting at @PPIHC@RandyPobst spills our secrets!
Why are UP & Bilstein partnered up? 🤔 Plaid product announcement coming soon. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/Ip4CIzNmbG
— UNPLUGGED PERFORMANCE (@UnpluggedTesla) June 24, 2021