Nica Onate / Electric GT | January 16, 2017 14:52
Tesla Model S P100D for Electric GT racing revealed with 789 horsepower
Tesla Motors has recently unveiled the race-ready Model S P100D for the upcoming Electric GT (EGT) Championship.
As preparation for the race series, the Tesla Model S P100D drops at least 500 kg from its previous weight. This was achieved by stripping the interior of any dead weight while optimizing some of the important cabin components. It is also now equipped with a full roll cage in order to meet racing regulation.
In addition, it also features revamped suspension and brakes. The race-ready P100D rides on Pirelli P Zero tires.
The Tesla P100D is powered by an electric motor that produces an output of 789 PS and 995 Nm of torque. Performance-wise, Tesla claimed that the race car can reach a top speed 250 km/h. On the other hand, 0 - 100 km/h comes in at a quick 2.1 seconds.
The EGT Championship will be composed of 10 teams and 20 drivers. Seven European tracks are scheduled in its first season such as the Paul Ricard, Barcelona, Assen, Estoril and the Nurburgring, prior to the three non-championship races in the Americas.
Also, each race weekend will feature a 20-minute practice session, 60-minute qualifying, a 60 km day race and a 60 km dusk race.