As the global leader in Tesla performance tuning, Unplugged Performance continues to push the boundaries of EV performance as “Dark Helmet,” their Tesla Model S-APEX race car driven by UP factory driver Craig Coker, shatters the lap record for the fastest electric vehicle (EV) at the legendary Big Willow track. Dark Helmet achieved an astonishing lap time of 1:20.03, solidifying its position as a force to be reckoned with.
Unplugged Performance has established itself as the unrivaled industry leader, setting new benchmarks in EV performance. Their Tesla Model 3 "Bionic Phoenix" made history at Buttonwillow, while Dark Helmet has secured lap records at renowned tracks such as Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Willow Springs Streets of Willow, Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, and Auto Club Speedway. Victories in multiple time attack events and appearances at the prestigious Pikes Peak International Hill Climb further exemplify Unplugged Performance's commitment to excellence and innovation.
Dark Helmet's exceptional capabilities were showcased at Big Willow, as its high downforce aerodynamics “broke wind” through corners and powered down the front straight of the "fastest road in the west" with precision and finesse. Equipped with cutting-edge modifications and benefiting from Unplugged Performance's relentless pursuit of excellence, Dark Helmet set a new EV lap record while demonstrating the remarkable power of Unplugged Performance's Superlight Carbon Ceramic Big Brake kit. This achievement perfectly embodies the spirit of Big Willow as the ultimate proving ground for speed, performance, and technical prowess.
To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, Dark Helmet will be showcased to the public at the Electrify Expo in Long Beach from May 19th to May 21st, 2023. Visit the Yokohama Tire booth to witness the awe-inspiring performance of Dark Helmet and explore the latest advancements in EV technology in partnership with Yokohama, a world leader in racing tire technology.
Unplugged Performance's collaboration with Yokohama Tires further demonstrates their commitment to performance and safety as they continue to redefine the possibilities of EV performance.
* Note this lap record was unintentionally set during shakedown runs for Pikes Peak. The record lap was the 3rd hot lap during this testing session which began with an already heat-soaked battery. It is easy to see the car has more potential left in it.
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