Electric GT announces ‘V2.0’ racecar

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The Electric GT (EGT) Championship, has announced the use of Tesla’s brand-new, top-of-the-range model – the P100D – as its V2.0 racer

Hitting 60mph in 2.4 seconds from a standstill, the Tesla Model S P100D is the world’s fastest-accelerating production car. Ahead of the inaugural season, organisers are claiming that the production model’s acceleration, handling and grip will be improved on even further when an additional 500kg are lost from its overall weight, and racing brakes, suspension and Pirelli slick tires are fitted to the P100D.

The 85kWh battery pack, as used in initial testing, has also been upgraded in the new model to 100kWh, improving its already impressive driving range. The V2.0 design is complete and EGT will now work with official partners OMP and Pirelli to race-prepare the P100D, as they move us towards the Age of Light.

“The Electric GT V2.0 design is the fastest way towards the ‘Age of Light’,” said Mark Gemmell, CEO of the Electric GT Championship. “I am very excited to be using the Tesla Model S P100D as it is incredibly quick and innovative. This week we opened the subscription period for teams and the new car announcement is an exciting prospect for those who want to join us.”

The EGT Championship will consist of 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 tires. EGT will visit seven classic European circuits in its inaugural season, including Paul Ricard, Barcelona, Assen, Estoril and the Nürburgring, before staging three non-championship races in the Americas.

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