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Tesla Model S Plaid edges Porsche 911 GT2 RS at Laguna Seca

The Unplugged Efficiency Tesla Model S Plaid race car lapped Laguna Seca more rapidly than a Porsche 911 GT2 RS in the palms of pro driver Randy Pobst, coming in 2nd only to the McLaren Senna at California’s most prestigious street course. 

“A different massive working day for the Unplugged Efficiency Tesla Model S Plaid group,” Pobst posted to Instagram. “New EV lap report! With UP leaders Avi and Ben. 156 mph into Convert Two at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, astonishing pace from a luxury 4-door sedan. This car is not much at all from the inventory street car.”

The car, recognised to the group as Dark Helmet, ran a one:28.213 lap – just a tenth of a 2nd more rapidly than the massive-electric power observe-spec Porsche and six/10ths driving the track’s report-holder. All three were pushed by Pobst.  Earlier this summer, Unplugged Efficiency took the Model S Plaid race car up Pikes Peak, finishing to start with in the exhibition course and tenth in general at the world-well known hill climb. Just after Pikes Peak, Pobst referred to as Dark Helmet “the most negative-to-the-bone electric car ever built.”