Randy Pobst talks Plaid Tesla power and yoke steering wheel

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Tesla’s announcement of a yoke steering wheel in the refresh Model S and Model X last month generated a lot of conversation online.

Some loved it, others hated it and many wondered what the automaker was thinking by adding a steering wheel traditionally used in race cars or planes.

One of those people was experienced race car driver and Pikes Peak challenger Randy Pobst, who sat down with Ryan Levenson from The Kilowatts to talk about the refresh Model S.

On the yoke steering wheel, Pobst says as a race car driver he is familiar with the design, but still prefers a traditional round steering wheel.

Even though it has the benefit of enforcing a better 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock hand position, he is concerned with adding a yoke design to a consumer car. As he points out, the trouble arises when you have to turn more than 90°, which is not uncommon in daily driving.

One potential solution is a quicker steering ratio, but it remains to be seen if that will be implemented until we get our first experience behind the wheel.

Pobst also discussed the insane power in the Plaid and Plaid+ Model S, calling it exciting, outrageous, and potentially dangerous.

You can watch the full interview below for all the details.

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