For the first time ever, a Tesla Model S tackled the 2.2-mile Hoopa Hillcimb - a paved run up a curvy mountain road with over 1,100 feet of elevation from start to finish.
As the poster of this video states:
"Running in a 2012 Model S. Got red flagged due to the previous car leaking oil potentially and had to rerun - look at how beautifully she waves the flag on corner 5! : )"
"My car was getting power limited near turn 6 or so but still pretty fast after that, considering how much it weighs!"
"Only 6 seconds away from the class record for my first ever hill climb run. Managed to do only a little over 1 second better on my final run, but i think I can squeeze out many more next year. Already waiting..."
This timed racing event is now in its 25th year of running. It's a must-do event for anyone in California and we'd love to see more electric vehicles tackle the hill in the years to come.