The Unplugged Functionality Tesla Product S Plaid race car lapped Laguna Seca more rapidly than a Porsche 911 GT2 RS in the fingers of pro driver Randy Pobst, coming in second only to the McLaren Senna at California’s most prestigious road class.
@Telsa Alien Technologies!
A new EV history at Laguna Seca! Dark Helmet was pushed by @RandyPobst to a 1:28.two at TeslaCorsa sixteen!
For reference speediest manufacturing car history is a McLaren Senna with a 1:27.six. 2nd speediest a Porsche 991 GT2 RS with a 1:28:three. All three pushed by Randy. pic.twitter.com/05K34tkj5U
— UNPLUGGED Functionality (@UnpluggedTesla)
August two, 2021
“Yet another significant working day for the Unplugged Functionality Tesla Product S Plaid team,” Pobst posted to Instagram. “New EV lap history! With UP leaders Avi and Ben. 156 mph into Convert Two at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, astonishing speed from a luxurious four-doorway sedan. This car is not significantly at all from the inventory street car.”
The car, identified to the team as Dark Helmet, ran a 1:28.213 lap – just a tenth of a second more rapidly than the significant-power monitor-spec Porsche and six/10ths at the rear of the track’s history-holder. All a few were being pushed by Pobst. Earlier this summertime, Unplugged Functionality took the Product S Plaid race car up Pikes Peak, ending 1st in the exhibition class and 10th in general at the environment-renowned hill climb. After Pikes Peak, Pobst referred to as Dark Helmet “the most terrible-to-the-bone electric car at any time produced.”