Monster Tajima Test Drives Tesla Model S – Video
Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima knows a thing or two about cars having conquered the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb multiple times.
Recently, he has become a spokesperson for electric vehicles, campaigning a Monster Sport E-Runner EV at the famous event this year.
So it’s natural that a driver like Tajima would want to hop into an EV, but at the same time, boring can’t possibly be acceptable for a man with his resume. He was the first driver to break the ’10 minute barrier’ at Pikes Peak, and after achieving a record nine career wins at the event, Tajima hopped behind the wheels of a Tesla Model S to put it to the test.
Not surprisingly, Tajima was impressed with the Model S’ performance, going so far as to say “the car I test drove today was extremely well tuned and balanced.” He went on to comment that the quality of handling was incredible in the Model S, and believes that no other car model like it will be available any time soon.
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By Jason Siu