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Tesla Model S Plaid takes first in class at Pikes Peak

Tesla celebrated a victory in the Exhibition course at the 2021 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Sunday, laying down a six:57.220 go on the well known uphill time assault – good more than enough for tenth spot general – in the arms of professional driver Randy Pobst. 

Pobst documented the attempt in the earlier mentioned video clip and identified as the Unplugged Functionality Model S race car or truck “the most bad-to-the-bone electrical car or truck ever made,” praising its performance. Note that the race car or truck works by using an old-fashioned, spherical steering wheel … due to the fact it is better. Though this year’s climb was held on a class that was shortened thanks to weather disorders farther up the mountain, Tesla’s attempt paid off quite handsomely nonetheless once more. 

Matters were not so rosy for Bentley, which concluded next to sister brand name Porsche in the Time Attack one course. Bentley driver Rhys Millen was hoping to nail down the 3rd and remaining class record to entire its triple crown with its bonkers Continental GT3 Pikes Peak racer, but Romain Dumas spoiled their pleasurable in the 2019 Porsche 911 GT2RS Clubsport, knocking off the even bigger Bentley with a couple of seconds to spare. Bentley’s end was however solid more than enough for 4th general irrespective of the disappointment.

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