The Unplugged Efficiency Tesla Design S Plaid race vehicle lapped Laguna Seca quicker than a Porsche 911 GT2 RS in the arms of pro driver Randy Pobst, coming in second only to the McLaren Senna at California’s most prestigious street study course. 

“Yet another major working day for the Unplugged Efficiency Tesla Design S Plaid workforce,” Pobst posted to Instagram. “New EV lap file! With UP leaders Avi and Ben. 156 mph into Transform Two at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, astonishing speed from a luxurious four-door sedan. This vehicle is not far at all from the inventory street vehicle.”

The vehicle, identified to the workforce as Dark Helmet, ran a 1:28.213 lap – just a tenth of a second quicker than the major-energy keep track of-spec Porsche and 6/10ths driving the track’s file-holder. All three had been pushed by Pobst.  Earlier this summertime, Unplugged Efficiency took the Design S Plaid race vehicle up Pikes Peak, finishing first in the exhibition course and tenth all round at the earth-well-known hill climb. Immediately after Pikes Peak, Pobst called Dark Helmet “the most bad-to-the-bone electric vehicle at any time created.”