Why has no one done this before?
With 762 horsepower and a low center of gravity that loves lunging into corners, it's a surprise that nobody has tried to make a race car out of the top-tier Model S sooner. To give the high-performance EV a chance to prove itself, one racing team decided to strip out a Tesla Model S P90D, install a roll cage, and take it up Pike's Peak. The result was that the Tesla shattered the previous record for a production EV by a full minute. Even though this Tesla weighs 800 pounds less than stock, it still required an army of ice packs to cool the battery.
Click the link to hear the nuts and bolts of how the team prepared the Tesla for the 11:46 run.