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Tuners turn a Model S Plaid into a track weapon mere days after premiere

17-06-2021 17:00
Hardly had Elon Musk presented his top-of-the-line Model S Plaid when Unplugged Performance rolled out a thoroughly modified example for racing driver Randy Pobst.

Hardly had Elon Musk presented his top-of-the-line Model S Plaid when Unplugged Performance rolled out a thoroughly modified example for racing driver Randy Pobst.

The car will soon compete in the Race to the Clouds held annually at Mt. Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA. It sports a completely cleaned out interior with no clutter, a bucket seat with a six-point harness, and a roll cage replacing the rear row.

A number of upgrades can be seen on the body as well, our highlights being a front splitter, an adjustable rear wing, and custom aluminum forged wheels. The brake system makes use of new rotors and should soon get new pads, too. Rounding off the list is a sporty suspension package that includes Bilstein shocks and adjustable rear camber arms.

Unplugged Performance has already had an opportunity to test out the Model S Plaid and found out something interesting. Apparently, unlike the Tesla Model 3 Performance that took part in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last year, the new car keeps its acceleration and handling consistent even as the battery charge level drops to one-third of the maximum.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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