Pikes Peak “Monster” Meets and Drives the Tesla Model S
We’ve spent lots of time behind the wheel of the Tesla Model S, driving gently to test its range. We would have gladly taken the Model S closer to its limit, but Tesla had another driver in mind for that task: Nobuhiro ‘Monster” Tajima, nine-time winner of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
While the drive doesn’t occur on the famed Colorado mountain, Tesla found a local Northern California road that worked just fine for the Model S and the Monster. In our testing, the Model S P85 accelerated from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, tying the time of the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG. So what did he think? Watch the video below to find out and revisit our Tesla Model S L.A. to Las Vegas road trip video as well.