Tuned Performance Model 3 breaks prototype Plaid Model S lap record at Laguna Seca

Unplugged Model 3 Y

On September 11, 2019, Tesla announced it had broken the four-door sedan record for the fastest lap at the famous Laguna Seca racetrack, clocking a time of 1:36.555 in their prototype Plaid Model S.

The team at Unplugged Performance took their tuned Performance Model 3 to the same track this past weekend in preparation for their entry into the Pikes Peak Hill Climb later this month.

What they weren’t expecting was to set a new EV lap record with professional race driver Randy Pobst behind the wheel, beating the previous mark by the Plaid Model S.

With Pobst behind the wheel and the Model 3 modified with parts from Unplugged’s consumer and prototype product lines, the tuned Model 3 set a time of 1:35.79, beating the previous record by nearly a full second.

The latest record is just one of several set this summer, showing the dominance of both stock and modifiedTesla vehicles at race tracks.

Tesla Model 3 driving 60mph the wro...
Tesla Model 3 driving 60mph the wrong way down a highway

One of Unplugged Performance’s Tesla vehicles, their tuned Model Y, also holds the record for fastest SUV at Laguna Seca with a time of 1:39.1. The same Model Y also set a lap record at Buttonwillow race track earlier this summer.

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