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In one of the most fitting product tie-ins I’ve seen in racing, Go Puck CEO Blake Fuller plans to race the first Tesla Model S up Pikes Peak this June, reports Road & Track. Fuller aims to beat the Electric Production record of 13 minutes, and has cleverly modded the Model S battery pack in hopes of doing so.

Fuller has made his car’s battery pack 80 percent lighter than that in a stock Model S, per Road & Track. This would bring the weight of the battery pack down from about 1,300 lbs to just around 300 lbs.

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Go Puck, of course, is the manufacturer of battery packs for things like GoPros and cell phones, so it just feels right that Fuller’s Model S batteries have been tweaked from stock.

Fuller’s car won’t be the first Tesla to climb all 4,270 feet in elevation, as a Tesla Roadster made the climb in 2014. However, it will certainly be interesting to see the additional lightness will help the big Model S handle better on Pikes Peak’s 156 turns.

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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb runs on June 26. It’s always a delight, as you’ll see everything from this Model S to rally cars to big semi trucks modified for racing tackling one of racing’s most infamous mountains. In other words, I’m surprised no one’s tried a Model S sooner.