Organizers of the Electric GT (EGT) Championship revealed details of its EGT Tesla V2.0 electric cars (which are modified P100D Model S sedans).
The racing version will be stripped by 500 kg/1,100lbs to achieve acceleration times from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in about 2.1 seconds.
Additional new vehicle elements include an aerodynamic package to increase down-force, a roll cage, fire extinguishing system, racing brakes and suspension.
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
"Also announced was the concept of running e-races alongside the actual event. Gaming will play a crucial part in EGT’s global Racing experience, with drivers from around the world coming along to rounds where they can compete for the ultímate prize of getting behind the wheel of a race-prepared Tesla Model S."
Electric GT CEO Mark Gemmell said:
“It was a fantastic event for us to be able to debut our car and talk to everyone interested out there. Firstly, it’s great to have Oliver Lombard and George Richardson on-board with us and we were delighted with how much support they’ve given the series.
“We felt it was a good opportunity to also exclusively reveal the performance data for the EGT V2.0 based on the P100DL, there’s some really amazing stats in there and I think quite a few people were surprised when they saw them!
“Gaming is also something we’ve been increasingly looking into, as we want the EGT Championship to not just be an event you can go and watch, but a series that anyone can get involved with. I’m very excited for the next few months.”