Tesla aftermarket maker and supplier Unplugged Performance (UP) recently announced on the Tesla Motors Club (TMC) forum that it broke lap time records at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park in California. The record was set by a modified Tesla Model 3 during the track's recent Tesla Corsa event, which was the 8th event of its kind at the California track.
***UPDATE: Video footage from the track posted above.
According to the recent TMC vendor post:
"The XPO Sales x Unplugged Performance Tesla Model 3 ran a 1:54.6 on race rubber and a 1:57.9 on DOT legal street tires, records in both categories. This was a great improvement over our record nearly a year ago (March 2019) with Randy Pobst clocking a 1:58.5 on Kevin Becker's daily driven Model 3 using UP bolt on upgrades and Cup 2s."
It's important to note that XPO Sales is an electric van conversion company that has partnered with Unplugged Performance to bring a racing car to market that utilizes UP's "bolt-on" performance upgrades.
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Unplugged has set a goal to promote electric vehicles by showing that cars like the Model 3 perform incredibly well, especially with the right aftermarket upgrades. In fact, the Model 3 Performance has proven itself as a top-notch track car even without modifications.
UP notes that esteemed driver Joshua Allen was able to pull off fantastic numbers in its modified Model 3 Performance. It also notes that "Team XPO" is not stopping here. Instead, it will work together with UP to add additional upgrades and push the envelope to the max.
We've included the spec list below:
Car spec list:
Tesla Model 3 Performance
Tires: 305/30ZR19 Nitto NT01 (street legal) and Pirelli Slicks 18”
Stripped out + Unplugged Performance 4 point Harness Bar