Electric GT Unveils Tesla Model S P100D Capable Of Hitting 60 MPH In Just 2 Seconds

JAN 15 2017 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 10

Slick Certainly Make The Car Quicker

Slicks Certainly Make The Car Quicker

As expected, Electric GT revealed its new Version 2.0 race car in the UK.

Version 2 uses the Tesla Model S P100D as its base, but lots of changes enable the race series car to perform at a much higher level than the standard street-going Model S P100D.

For starters, the interior is stripped out of the Electric GT Tesla. Some of the other mods include suspension changes, upgraded brakes, fitment of slick tires, addition of a roll cage and so on.

Electric GT claims that it’s P100D is some 500 kg lighter than stock and that weight reduction, along with slicks and some other mods, allow the P100D race car to zip from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.1 seconds or from 0 to 60 MPH in ~ 2 seconds flat. Right around the time claimed by Tesla CEO Musk for a stripped-down P100D with Ludicrous +.

Max speed is listed at 155 MPH, but there’s no mention of how long the race Tesla can maintain that level of speed. However, from the setup for each race, we can assume the car is capable of doing 40 miles or so (each actual race is approximately 37 miles long) flat out:

β€œThere will be 10 teams and 20 drivers, who will compete across seven races during season one. Weekends will consist of a 20-minute practice session, 60-minute qualifying, a day race (60km) and a dusk race (60km). Each round will be a weekend-long festival of technology and innovation for sustainability, in and around the circuits.”

The race schedule has not yet been disclosed, but we do know that the first event will take place sometime later this year. Races will be held in North and South America, as well as in Europe.

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10 Comments on "Electric GT Unveils Tesla Model S P100D Capable Of Hitting 60 MPH In Just 2 Seconds"

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Pjwood1

I wonder how they cope with heat? Can regeneration be left on? Glad they aren’t stuck on 245mm tires.

Recapturing not ~2kwh per lap, but all 6 or 8 i’d guess these cars will use, will be a big part of R&D. “Bigger brakes” is hopefully a temporary stopgap solution.

Pjwood1

..(It’s F1 that is limited to about 2kwh per lap. No idea what these cars can recapture, esp since regeneration adds to heat.)

protomech

For 37 miles, if they’re interested in maximum speed they would completely disable regen and use friction braking only.

Regen heats up the motors, heats up the battery. Using friction braking only heats up the brake rotors and pads, but gives motor and battery a chance to cool a bit.

Despite much higher relative efficiency than gas, racing electrics is frequently about heat management. You don’t get to dump a lot of the generated heat out into the open air πŸ™‚

Four Electrics

Why don’t they just fire the car out of a railgun, or strap rockets to the chassis? What kind of neck brace do they expect you to wear? This kind of thing was always juvenile, but now is getting ridiculous.

Just_Chris

I don’t have a problem with this car, this is a race car for a race track. Car racing has always helped the auto-industry to improve their products so I don’t have a lot of issue with this.

I completely agree with you on the sub 3 sec accelerating, road legal, 7 seater family saloon. That seems really pointless, especially when FF are angling to come in with something “much” faster. The only thing more daft is the “Worlds fastest” SUV, oh brother, at least Tesla have a sense of humour about these things and call them Ludicrous and Insane.

Pushmi-Pullyu

“What kind of neck brace do they expect you to wear?”

I’m sure that “Four Electrics” only meant to make another Tesla bashing post, but in this case he accidentally asked a relevant question! πŸ˜€

Since they presumably put a racing seat into the car after stripping out the interior, possibly a HANS: Head And Neck Support system.

Here’s a photo of one:

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Jake Brake

Anyone else notice in that slide the cell energy density of 285 wh/kg? Thats pretty steller and the first real stats on the new 100 pack ive seen. Thats a 3700-3800mah 18650!

Fred

Wasn’t it already about 260wh/kg at cell level? Pack is about 169wh/kg.

dJONI

It’s writen 100 kWh LITHIUM-ION BATTERY ENERGY DENSITY: 285 Wh/kg.
But that’s obviously at the cell level.

floydboy

I completely forgot that these were still the 18650s! WOW! I guess if you REALLY need to be there yesterday, this is the car!