No Model S (or roadster) at the 90th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb?

Looking at the, there seems no Tesla on the competitor list. The race is on Jul 8 and I suppose the will be Model S's on the road by that time ...

An Alpha with its already gutted interior would be perfect for this and the Laguna Seca race in July. Add a Performance controller and a fresh battery if needed plus a roll cage and maybe bigger brake rotors. It should be good to go. Come on Tesla. It will cost almost nothing and should get some good publicity!

Maybe next year, their agenda is pretty dense at the moment. Actually, I don't expect Tesla to ever send a team and car up there. More likely, some independent team will take a Tesla car, tune it up and make the run.

Tesla cars are a bit expensive for "tuning up" the way they should for that race. I think even stock Roadster Sport could make a good time there, but Model S is a bit too large for really good time (even with performance package).

Those cars in "electric" -category are quite beasts (except the normal i-MiEV, and I don't know what the Toyota model is). Lightning is seriously fast car, same goes for that BMW and i-MiEV Evolution (which has very little to do with standard i-MiEV) and Her-02 are specially build race cars. I don't think Model S could do very well with that kind of competition. It just isn't made for that kind of race.

According to a Nissan Leaf has the record for the first production electric car. This should be a Tesla... So dear Model S owners (once you have your car in July), go and defend the Tesla colors! For me it doesn't have to be a modified car.

In order break production car record it can't be modified. If that is Leaf then it should be easy task to break that record. However that race is nearly as much about driver as it is about car, so before attempting you should know your car and your limits. It isn't the safest race (that little I have seen about it).

Maybe the Tesla Model S driver that was chased through Palo Alto Hills (google: Tesla Model S chased through Palo Alto Hills), can do the job. He was able to outrun a fast BMW in his Alpha.

Argh! I wanted to see the video! Anyone know where it can be had?

Doubt it. The owner pulled it off YouTube, and unless someone else is (illegally?) hosting it ... or maybe downloaded it and is willing to send it to you, I think you're SOL.

Is tesla getting ready for the peak? Already 6 Model s cars in the And they are preforming better then the roadster

Noticed in results these two lines:

Driver         Car model       Lap time   event   laps
AARON BAILEY   Tesla Model S   1:58.038   CARS 2    1
SEAN WHEELER   Tesla Model S   1:56.767   CARS 2    1

If I don't miss anything those are only times under two minutes. Both driven with Model S. Sounds great.

Damn missed / in closing tag of h2. I didn't mean to yell :-)

Edit, where are thou?

Make that "event" a "session". Uh, better make some coffee, I'm starting to make inattention errors.

Not sure what's up with the listed times, but the lead-in on the home page says "KleenSpeed's WX-11 returned to smash their previous year's track record with a 1:32.046". That time's nowhere to be found on the results page.

That's in "SportElectric TT" results.

Model S is well presented there too. Production-class Model S best time is 1:51.832, losing only two seconds to Summit HER-02.

Performance Model S is not mentioned there, but Roadster Sport is, so I guess no-one has been driven performance there yet. Looking very good for Model S, and forecasting very bright future for smaller GenIII Roadster -like sport car.

For Refuel 2012, you really want this link...

And here's the data for those that don't feel like clicking:

CLASS       PLACE  DRIVER             VEHICLE                   LAP TIME   SPEED 
PROTOTYPE     1    KEVIN MITZ         Kleenspeed EV-X11         01:32.0     87.5
PROTOTYPE     2    IKUO HANAWA        Summit HER-02             01:48.9     73.9
PROTOTYPE     3    MATT BROWN         Tesla Model S Prototype   01:59.5     67.4
PROTOTYPE     4    STEVEN MUSCARELLI  Custom Electric Kart      02:25.4     55.4
PRODUCTION    1    SEAN WHEELER       Tesla Model S             01:51.8     72.0
PRODUCTION    2    AARON BAILEY       Tesla Model S             01:52.8     71.4
PRODUCTION    3    JOHN SPRUILL       Tesla Model S             01:52.9     71.3
PRODUCTION    4    DALE SIEVWRIGHT    Tesla Model S             01:56.1     69.4
PRODUCTION    5    BILL ARNETT        Tesla Roadster            01:58.4     68.0
PRODUCTION    6    HUIBERT MEES       Tesla Model S             01:59.5     67.4
PRODUCTION    7    JOHN ROBISON       Tesla Roadster Sport      02:00.2     67.0
PRODUCTION    8    STEVE HAND         Tesla Roadster            02:02.1     66.0
PRODUCTION    9    NADER ASSEMI       Nissan Leaf               02:02.9     65.6
PRODUCTION   10    TIMOTHY RODGERS    Tesla Roadster            02:03.0     65.5
PRODUCTION   11    DAVID ALLMON       Tesla Roadster            02:03.2     65.4
PRODUCTION   12    STUART CHESHIRE    Tesla Roadster            02:04.0     65.0
PRODUCTION   13    DON LOUV           BMW ActiveE               02:06.5     63.7
PRODUCTION   14    BENNETT LEEDS      Tesla Roadster            02:09.0     62.4
PRODUCTION   15    JON PARKER         BMW ActiveE               02:11.5     61.3
PRODUCTION   16    CORY LAGOE         CODA 1.0                  02:12.1     61.0
PRODUCTION   17    ADRIAN COCKCROFT   Nissan Leaf               02:12.3     60.9
PRODUCTION   18    MATT WALTON        Nissan Leaf               02:13.3     60.4
PRODUCTION   19    JACK BROWN         BMW ActiveE               02:15.9     59.3
PRODUCTION   20    RICK UMSTATTD      Nissan Leaf               02:16.5     59.0
PRODUCTION   21    EMRE TUNCER        BMW ActiveE               02:17.0     58.8
PRODUCTION   22    STEPHEN CASNER     Tesla Roadster            02:19.5     57.7
PRODUCTION   23    JER GRANUCCI       BMW ActiveE               02:22.1     56.6
PRODUCTION   24    HOWARD CLEARFIELD  Nissan Leaf               02:41.4     49.9
CONVERSION    1    RICHARD RODRIGUEZ  Porsche 914 Conversion    02:37.0     51.3 
CONVERSION    2    STEPHEN JOHNSEN    Pontiac Fiero Conversion  02:42.0     49.7
CONVERSION    3    MARK BUSH          Bradley GT-E              02:46.3     48.4

Hopefully I didn't mess up the PRE tag...

13 Teslas, including the top 8.

Not tea bags!

5 Production Model S entries. Wasn't aware that many were out and about for this kind of thing.

I'm hopping to see a bunch of Teslas this year at Pikes Peak!!

Sorry, hoping...

Hopping sounds like even more fun!

None so far.

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