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Electric GT Championship

  • Tiff Needell behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S race car

    British racing driver and television host Tiff Needell was present during last month's launch of the new FIA-backed, production car-based electric racing series known as the Electric Production Car Series (EPCS). The launch took place at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya where Needell got to test out the specially prepared Tesla Model S race car that all teams will utilize in the inaugural season starting in November. The goal is to attract more brands to the series, just as we've seen with rival electric car series Formula E. The Model S race car is called the EPCS V2.3 Tesla S P100DL, and...

  • EPCS Tesla Model S P100D electric race car
    Tesla Model S Electric GT car ready to race

    Formula E may be the premier league for electric car sports, but Electric GT's Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) wants a slice of the budding motorsport. Electric GT together with EPCS race team SPV Racing held a launch ceremony in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday where the competition-ready Tesla...

  • Tesla Model S P100D Electric Production Car Series race car
    FIA backs Tesla Model S-based electric GT race series

    It may be early days for electric cars but they already have support from motorsport's governing body, the FIA, in formula racing, and now in GT racing too. The FIA this week sanctioned the new GT race series being built around the Tesla Model S. It's been branded the Electric Production Car Series...

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    778-hp Tesla Model S Electric GT racer does 0-62 mph in 2.1 seconds

    Organizers of the Electric GT Championship on Thursday at the 2017 Autosport International in the United Kingdom confirmed some of the specs for the series’ race car based on the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S P100D. Among the specs is a 0-62 mph acceleration time of just 2.1 seconds. To put that...

  • 2017 Tesla Model S Electric GT race car
    Electric GT racing series upgrades to Tesla Model S P100D

    Starting in 2017 is a new electric car racing series called the Electric GT Championship in which teams compete using race cars based on the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S. The series aims to be the world’s first competition for production-based electric cars, although unlike the Formula E...

  • 2017 Tesla Model S Electric GT race car
    Leilani Münter named first American driver in Electric GT series

    Leilani Münter has tried her hand at a number of racing series, and now she's found a new one that fits perfectly with her views on life. Münter has been named the first American driver who will compete in the upcoming Electric GT Championship. She's also an activist and prefers a vegan...

  • 2017 Tesla Model S Electric GT race car

    In March we brought you news about an electric car racing series being developed for production-based cars, namely the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S. At a ceremony held at Ibiza on Tuesday, the new series was officially launched as the Electric GT Championship (EGT). The ceremony included the unveiling of the Model S race car that will compete in the inaugural season. The version chosen by EGT organizers is the 416-horsepower Model S P85+, because of its rear-wheel-drive system. ALSO SEE: BMW confirms Le Mans return and Formula E role The cars have been modified for racing, mainly in the area of...

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    Tesla Model S to go racing in new Electric GT World Series

    The world’s first sanctioned electric car racing series, the Formula E Championship, is now into its second season and by all accounts appears to be growing in popularity. Now there’s a new electric car racing series in the works, this time GT-based, and the first car to be nominated...

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