Teslas to Compete Against Each Other in the Brand New Electric GT World Series

By: | March 16th, 2016

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Yet another new racing series has been announced, which will apparently be all-electric and feature only Teslas.

That’s right, the Electric GT World Series will be exclusive to Tesla sedans, with the first race scheduled to take place as soon as 2017.

A company by the name of Electric GT Holdings is behind the series, which will initially have 10 teams competing with the discontinued Tesla Model S P85+ with little modifications.

“We are making only small changes to the production Model S P85+ such as improved braking and aerodynamics to increase high-speed grip. We will strengthen suspension, braking cooling and steering as well as reducing overall weight,” technical director of the series, Agustin Payá, told Transport Evolved.

Here’s a little background info on the Tesla P85+:

– 310 kilowatts of power
– 443 pound-feet of torque
– Capacity of 85 kWh (roughly 250 miles under normal conditions)

The Electric GT World Series will not be taking any shortcuts (no pun intended) when it comes to inking deals with famous race tracks, as reports are the series is already in negotiations with Donington Park, Nürburgring, and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to name a few.

Obviously, the idea closely resembles that of Formula E, which is only in its second season, but enjoying solid success and increasing engagement so far.

Where there is demand, there is typically a new idea ready to burst onto the scene, and all-electric racing appears to be no different.

It will be interesting to see whether Formula E or the new Electric GT World Series becomes the most popular sport in the future.

Michael Cooney

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