Tesla Model S sets new production EV record up Pikes Peak
This lightened sedan might be the first Model S race car.
The car's battery pack was modified to save weight and discharge more quickly, the interior was stripped out, and a roll cage was added. The drastic 800-pound decrease in weight helped Fuller beat the previous production electric vehicle record, set by a Zero electric motorcycle.
The impressive sub-12-minute run placed the Tesla 65th in the overall rankings. Some are claiming this is the first Model S race car, and Fuller has plenty of hints for people who want to put a roll cage in their Tesla. Fuller and the Go Puck team still have a long way to go, however, if they want to get anywhere close to Romain Dumas' overall winning time of 8 minutes, 51 seconds.
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