After a Tesla Model S broke the four-door record on the Laguna Seca raceway last night, a notorious, inhuman race car, known as Robocar, challenged Tesla's flagship sedan to a race.
Robocar successfully completed the Goodwood Hill Climb Race at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 in West Sussex, England, getting the car's attention as it was the first unmanned car ever to complete the uphill.
The tweet came about an hour and a half after Musk announced the record-breaking Performance of Model S at Laguna Seca was recorded and released on September 11.
When do you want a race?
̵1; Roborace (@roborace) September 11, 2019
Robocar is operated entirely without human interaction, using AI in conjunction with data compiled by GPS and radar systems. The car's manufacturers are pretty sure it could compete against, beating the manned Tesla Model S in a race at Laguna Seca. The challenge is still up in the air, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk has not responded, or entertained the idea of raiding Robocar. But Elon has not been the kind of person to turn away from a challenge, especially not after announcing the Model S to run at the Nürburgring sometime in the near future, on the heels of Porsche Taycan, who set a four-door production record at the course in West Germany.
The driverless vehicle built by Roborace has four electric motors producing 500 horsepower combined and operating at 135 kW, giving the car a top speed of 199 mph. The car uses a variety of sensors to move efficiently, such as GPS systems, LiDAR, ultrasonic sensors and machine vision cameras that capture and assess the car's surroundings. In comparison, the Tesla Model S uses a Dual Motor AWD with a 100 kWh battery pack and 518 horsepower, and not to mention, it would be a human to drive the vehicle.
When it comes to the challenge, with the Model S coming out of a record-setting performance at Laguna Seca, who do you want to put your money on? Tesla or Roborace?
See Robocar become the first driverless vehicle to complete the Goodwood climb course: