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Electric GT teases new Tesla-based racecar

Electric GT teases new Tesla-based racecar image

Nica Onate / Electric GT | December 12, 2016 14:14

Tesla P100D designated as Electric GT's new V2.0 racer

The Electric GT (EGT) Championship has recently introduced the new Tesla P100D as its V2.0 racer .

500 kg lighter than the factory model, the P100D is expected to improve acceleration, handling and grip. It is also equipped with racing brakes, suspension and Pirelli slick tires. In addition, it also now features an improved battery pack from 85 kWh to 100 kWh. This enables the electric racer to hit 97 km/h in 2.4 seconds from a standstill.

EGT said that the V2.0 design is already finished and will now be working on with their official partners namely, OMP and Pirelli to race-prepare the P100D. Exact details about the car's exterior were not revealed but based on the teaser image provided, the car could come with a new aerokit, along with a large rear wing.

“The Electric GT V2.0 design is the fastest way towards the ‘Age of Light’. I am very excited to be using the Tesla Model S P100D as it is incredibly quick and innovative. This week we opened the subscription period for teams and the new car announcement is an exciting prospect for those who want to join us,” said Mark Gemmell, Electric GT Championship CEO.

A total of 20 international drivers including male and female will be racing for 10 professional teams in identical Tesla Model S featuring the latest OMP safety equipment.

The EGT will also visit seven classic European circuits in its inaugural season such as the Paul Ricard, Barcelona, Assen, Estoril and the Nürburgring.