Following footage of Randy Pobst’s terrifying run at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb qualifier shared on Wednesday, Pobst’s crew has accomplished some impressive times in advance of the upcoming race.
On Wednesday, Randy Pobst and his crew Unplugged Performance shared a pair of videos documenting the driver’s first-place run on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb qualifier’s lower section. The new footage is equally terrifying, with the Model S Plaid landing a top speed of 140 mph on the lower section of Pikes Peak, despite the crew reporting that Pobst was being “conservative” on this run.
Pobst landed a speed of 4:10.3 on the section, which was faster than in the previously-shared videos. The time casually beat last year’s impressive Tesla Model 3 run of 4:15.09 on the same section.
Qualifying update @PPIHC. We’ve been conservative today and comfortably beat our qualifying record last year. Last year our Model 3 clocked an impressive 4:15.09. Now UP Tesla Model S Plaid delivered an ICE crushing 4:10.3!
We are still optimizing and will be faster on race day! pic.twitter.com/ttv2f2Qiv9
— UNPLUGGED PERFORMANCE (@UnpluggedTesla) June 23, 2021
The 2021 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is set to take place on June 27, 2021, at which Pobst and the Unplugged Performance team will be making the official debut for the highly-modded Tesla Model S Plaid.
You can see Unplugged Performance’s coverage of the Tesla Model S Plaid’s first-place run on the lower part of the course below.
Randy Pobst’s video, uploaded to his personal YouTube, can also be seen below, featuring B-Roll, in-cabin, and forward-cam footage from his Tesla Model S Plaid’s first-place run of the track’s lower section.
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