Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, nine-time winner of the Pikes Peak hill climb, has recently developed an affinity for electric cars.
Tajima attempted to conquer the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this year in his custom-built all-electric E-Runner, but the car break down after only about a mile.
Tesla Motors recently put him behind the wheel of the 2013 Model S sedan on a test drive down some curvy California roads.
Monster Tajima is not the kind of guy who pretends he likes a car for commercial reasons. 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.” Just a look at the way he’s grinning behind the wheel says it all.