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 properly.
And whereas Randy remains to be seen regularly in automotive movies, most notably in Jason Cammisa’s productions made underneath Hagerty’s umbrella, nothing new was revealed concerning the automotive itself. Till now, not less than, as a result of the great individuals at Unplugged Efficiency, who make a residing 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 one of the crucial 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 velocity.
The corporate behind it does not point out the automotive’s weight, nevertheless it pulled all of the stops to make it as mild as doable, changing the usual home windows with Lexan, stripping the inside, and changing as many metallic physique components as doable with dry carbon panels. And to make issues much more critical, the UP-03 solid wheels are 13-inch large and the motive force has a middle seating place, similar 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 report makes an attempt at varied well-known race tracks in the USA, I believe it is secure to say we’ll see it sooner moderately than later showcasing the corporate’s experience in pushing EVs to the following stage by way of efficiency.
What’s fascinating is that Unplugged Efficiency can normally promote you absolutely anything you see on their modified vehicles, so we are able to count on the identical with this newest creation, which suggests the aftermarket for Teslas abruptly obtained a bit crazier.