Tesla Model S Electric GT Race-Spec With 778 hp Unveiled

Tesla Model S Electric GT Race Car

Lighter than the regular car; does 0-100 kmph in just two seconds.

Tesla‘s Model S will try its hand at the Electric GT championship, the first-ever racing dedicated for all-electric GT cars. A heavily tuned-up, race-spec version of the popular Model S luxury sedan has been prepared by Electric GT Holding Inc. The track-ready electric car was unveiled at the 2017 Autosport International Show at Birmingham, U.K.

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The Tesla S Electric GT looks ridiculously brute, with its low stance, wider Pirelli Pzero race-spec tyres, protruding wheel arches, and boney rear spoiler. Engineers at the Electric GT have stripped down the unwanted, including the interiors, thereby knocking off almost 500 kgs to make the race car lighter. The suspension and the braking systems have been reworked as well, besides adding a roll cage to its cabin.

Tesla Model S Electric GT Race Car

Tesla Model S Electric GT is lighter by 500 kgs, sports re-tuned suspension, brakes and a roll cage.

Certain tune-up has been done to the powertrain as well. The car retains the 100 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack, while the rear-wheel-drive motors generate as much as 778 hp (585 kW) of max power and 995 Nm of peak torque. With a claimed top speed of 250 kmph, the Electric GT can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 2.1 seconds, outrunning the standard Model S by 0.4 seconds.

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The first season of the Electric GT championship will include a 20-minute practice session and a qualifying session for 60 minutes. The main event is a 60 kilometer race with two rounds at day and dusk.

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