VIDEO: Electric GT Tesla
The latest video from the Electric GT (EGT) Championship, the world’s first 100% zero-emissions GT championship, provides a detailed look at the car selected for the inaugural season, the EGT Tesla V2.0.
Based on the P100DL, the race-prepared car is capable of doing 0-100 km/h in 2.1 seconds, three-tenths quicker than the production version.
Pirelli’s P Zero slick and wet tyres have been specially engineered to deal with the impressive 778 bhp (585 kW) and 995 Nm torque produced by the P100DL 2.0.
The 100 kWh Lithium-ion battery is the largest in motorsport, allowing it to travel around 90 km on a single charge at racing speed.
With 500kg shed and increased downforce, resulting from the front splitter and rear-wing, EGT’s P100DL has better grip through the corners.
Double steel wishbone pushrod operated suspension and dual circuit, single pedal hydraulic race brakes have also been added to further improve cornering speeds.
The EGT Tesla P100DL 2.0 is in the final stages of development and will continue to go through tests ahead of the 2017 campaign.
Electric GT CEO Mark Gemmell said: “Our V2.0 is really taking shape and the performance data is quite incredible. A lot of people have been impressed by what they’ve seen so far, I don’t think everyone expected these kind of statistic from an electric car! Over the coming weeks we will continue to develop the car ahead of the first season, which will get underway in the second half of the year, these are very exciting times.”
About Electric GT Championship – New zero-emissions motorsport category promoting sustainable mobility
The championship was announced on 9 March 2016, with the Tesla Model S P100D chosen for the first season, which will get underway in 2017. There will be 20 international drivers, both male and female, racing for 10 professional teams in identical Tesla Model S machines equipped with the latest OMP safety equipment and running on bespoke Pirelli tyres. EGT will visit seven classic European circuits in its inaugural season, including Paul Ricard, Barcelona, Assen and the Nürburgring, before staging three non-championship races in the Americas.
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. Fans will be able to stream races via Periscope, Twitch and YouTube, as well as interact directly with the teams using social media platforms.