Eco-friendly motorsport has a new category: the Electric GT, a division that exclusively uses the model Tesla P100DL with a special preparation.
The EGT Tesla V2.0, as the name of the vehicle, weighs 500 kg and is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 2,1 seconds (it is three tenths faster than the production version). It has a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery that allows a range of 90 kilometers on a single charge and its torque reaches 585 kW, that is, 748 horses.
As part of the car's development program, the car has already been tested by the German Heinz-Harald Frentzen, who raced in Formula 1, and the Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi, one of the animators of Formula E.
The first Electric GT championship will begin later this year, although when is not yet known. For now it was confirmed that it will have a calendar that will include races in France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Great Britain and Spain.
As for the drivers, the category recruited several riders in the so-called Electric GT Driver's Club. This group is made up of the Dutch Tom Coronel, the Spanish Dani Clos, the Portuguese Ricardo Texeira, the French Alex Premat, and the Italian Vicky Piria, among others.