The Tesla Mannequin 3 that crashed whereas racing at Pikes Peak in 2020 made the rounds within the automotive information as a testomony to the racing automotive’s security, seeing how Randy Probst, who was driving the Unplugged Efficiency-modified EV, got here out of the wreck alive and nicely.
And whereas Randy remains to be seen frequently in automotive movies, most notably in Jason Cammisa’s productions made below Hagerty’s umbrella, nothing new was revealed concerning the automotive itself. Till now, a minimum of, as a result of the nice individuals at Unplugged Efficiency, who make a dwelling out of modifying and customizing Teslas, have introduced the wrecked Mannequin 3 out of the useless and made it higher than ever earlier than.
Named Bionic Phoenix, the repaired and much-improved racing EV now sports activities probably the most aggressive carbon fiber physique kits on the market, with what appears to be a miles-long entrance splitter and an enormous rear wing, which assist the automotive obtain an enormous 4,000 kilos (2 tons) of downforce at pace.
The corporate behind it does not point out the automotive’s weight, but it surely pulled all of the stops to make it as mild as attainable, changing the usual home windows with Lexan, stripping the inside, and changing as many metallic physique components as attainable with dry carbon panels. And to make issues much more critical, the UP-03 solid wheels are 13-inch extensive and the driving force has a middle seating place, identical to in a McLaren F1.
It is unclear at this level what Unplugged Efficiency plans to do with the reborn Bionic Phoenix Mannequin 3, however judging by its previous file makes an attempt at numerous well-known race tracks in the US, I feel it is protected to say we’ll see it sooner reasonably than later showcasing the corporate’s experience in pushing EVs to the subsequent stage by way of efficiency.
What’s attention-grabbing is that Unplugged Efficiency can normally promote you absolutely anything you see on their modified automobiles, so we will count on the identical with this newest creation, which implies the aftermarket for Teslas instantly acquired a bit crazier.