A stripped-down race-spec version of Tesla’s Model S is capable of hitting 100 km/h in a scant 2.1 seconds, reports Motor Authority.
The Tesla Model S is already known for being a quick car—the P100D model with “Ludicrous Plus” software is capable of hitting 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in a staggering 2.4 seconds.
By removing approximately 500 kg (1,100 lbs) from its chassis and increasing its power output to 778 horsepower and 734 pound-feet of torque, this race-spec Model S sedan can out-accelerate the majority of the world’s fastest hypercars.
Modified to race in the Electric GT championship, this Tesla Model S has all the fixings of a proper GT race car, including a roll cage, aerodynamic package, centre-lock wheels and R-comp tires.
Due to the current limitations in battery technology, the race cars can only cover a distance of 59.5 kilometers, so the races will be rather short. But with close competition ensured by the spec-series rules and the extreme acceleration of the race cars, the races should be exciting nonetheless.
The inaugural season of Electric GT launches this year, with a grid of 10 teams. The series will race at many revered racetracks including Donnington Park, Estoril, Mugello, and the Paul Ricard Circuit.