The world-renowned Pikes Peak car trials played host to an unexpected new contender today – an electric family car dubbed “Dark Helmet“. This dark horse made waves in the racing community, with famed driver Randy Pobst behind the wheel.
In a stand-out performance, Pobst led the Dark Helmet to a mid-section timing of 2:30.2. Impressively, this effort outstripped all vehicles across the board, posting a time four seconds faster than any other competitor. The competitors voiced their excitement, acknowledging the intense competition, “There are some truly epic race cars & we’re honored to represent our Unplugged Performance tuned Tesla family sedan amongst the world’s fastest race cars and drivers.”
What sets this event apart is the unusual nature of the victorious car. The Dark Helmet isn’t a conventional speedster. Instead, it is a heavily modified Tesla Model S family sedan, usually found on suburban streets, not a race track. Its superior performance in such a prestigious event proves that the boundary between family cars and race cars is blurring, thanks to advancements in electric vehicle technology.
Indeed, the Dark Helmet’s commendable performance carved out a place for the family sedan in a line-up of the world’s speediest race cars.
Learn more about the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) here.