Leilani Münter Shows How Electric GT Reduced The Tesla Model S P100D’s Weight By 1,100 Pounds – video

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Live from Paris with the Electric GT Tesla race car and Bcomp

Posted by Leilani Münter on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Electric GT Championship decided to use top of the line Tesla Model S P100DL sedans (data specs here) for its all-electric car racing series.

Electric GT, Tesla Model S P100D

However, these won’t be standard issues Teslas, these Model S cars will be some 1,100 lbs (500 kg) lighter, thanks to removing all the unnecessary equipment, using racing parts and lightweight parts like biocomposites.

It’s estimated that the racing version will dump about 20% of the weight from around 5,000 lbs to 3,900 lbs (1,770 kg).

The topic of new lightweight biocomposite components manufactured by Bcomp was recently discussed in Paris by Leilani Münter, Electric GT racing driver.

EGT Tesla V2.0:

  • Tesla Model S P100D (100 kWh, 585 kW/778 bph and 995 Nm, all-wheel drive)
  • 250 km/h top speed
  • 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.1 seconds
  • 500 kg lighter

First events are scheduled for summer 2017.

Bonus – Tests Electric GT Car at Vallelunga (Wet Conditions):

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10 responses to "Leilani Münter Shows How Electric GT Reduced The Tesla Model S P100D’s Weight By 1,100 Pounds – video"

  1. philip d says:

    I was confused as to why the GT was built as RHD until I saw the video footage was mirrored horizontally.

  2. GeorgeS says:

    I would have liked to know the details of the doors. Is it still stock glass? Are the windows able to open and close?

  3. Steve L. says:

    They don’t state if they will use lexan for the windows. I imagine they will as there is no point of having moving glass windows on a race car. It saves a lot of weight and it is safer to go with lexan. Usually they have a sliding door on the drivers window. Also I would take off the stock side mirrors and use small carbon fiber ones or just use cameras. It would be more aero and weigh less.

    1. georgeS says:

      Thx steve,
      thx what I was thinking also. 1000# is a lot. I’d like to have one to drive on the street. I love the tire flares and the big meats undernieth.

  4. Jake says:

    P100D’s don’t have nosecones.

    1. CLIVE says:

      Jake this one does because race-car.

      1. DL says:

        Jake is right they should not have nosecones matbe they swapped the battery for a 100 battery

  5. Koenigsegg says:

    1,100 pounds shed and only .2 seconds shed off the 0-60

    Lol

    1. Bryan Whitton says:

      limited by traction not power. They could lighten it even more and it wouldn’t go any quicker.

  6. JIMJFOX says:

    FABULOUS video…. pffftttt.

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