After Sebastien Loeb’s record in Peugeot 208 and that of the Volkswagen ID.R, here is a Tesla Model 3 will challenge itself to climb the famous American hill climb.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2021 (PPIHC) will have a new participant this year. Turn 14 Distribution has announced that a Tesla Model 3 Performance modified by Evasive Motorsports will participate in the event this year. Last year, Evasive Motorsports achieved a first place in the “Unlimited” category of the PPIHC and intends to repeat it. This special Model 3 will be driven by professional pilot Dai Yoshihara, who said on his Facebook page that he was “super excited” to get behind the wheel of the Model 3 at this year’s event. This is not the first time that an electric car has participated in the rise of Pikes Peak, but this is one of the most amazing here because anyone can transform their Model 3 as the version that will participate in the race. .
In 2018, the Volkswagen ID. R Pikes Peak broke a record by becoming the first car to finish the course in less than eight minutes. Tesla cannot claim as much success on the test. Last year, two Model 3s were destroyed during testing, leaving only one copy to participate in the event. Evasive Motorsports is hoping for a more successful race this time around.
A Model 3 dedicated to racing
The modified Tesla seems cut for the test. With its enlarged body, its gigantic two-stage rear spoiler, its flared front fenders and its rear diffuser, it reminds us of the Peugeot 208 Pikes Peak used by Sebastien Loeb to beat the official record. But the most surprising thing is that all of these can also be purchased by the common man because Evasive Motorsport sells the “Widebody” body kit for $ 3,256 for the fiberglass version, or $ 4,939 for the carbon fiber version.
Of course, this car is also lower than a production Model 3 thanks to a KW suspension system. The Toyo Tires tires should make this Model 3 a formidable competitor, especially in the hands of Yoshihara. In a recent video on YouTube, the pilot got behind the wheel of the Tesla Model 3 of Evasive Motorsports, stating that “racing in an electric car is new to me, and it has been a great experience to learn all the ins and outs of this car”.
With electric vehicles maintaining their power despite an increase in altitude, it will be very interesting to see what the Tesla Model 3 can accomplish. Case to follow.