"Race of the sun"
EGT – Electrical GT
The Electric GT Championship is motorsport for the 21st century, one that excites and inspires us all as society to enter a new age of sustainable abundance; The Age of Light.
The Electric GT Championship is the world’s first 100% electric production car racing series.
This Championship will commence in 2018 and will include the Electric Supercar Series, the Electric GT eKarting Series and the Electric GT Virdual™ Series: a ground-breaking innovative new virtual racing platform.
The main event, the Electric Supercar Series, will see 20 international drivers, racing for 10 professional teams in identical all-electric Tesla Model S EGT P100D machines equipped with the latest OMP safety equipment, running on bespoke Pirelli tyres.
The inaugural Electric GT Championship will race on traditional circuits around Europe. Rounds will consist of a 20-minute practice session, a 60-minute qualifying heat, a day race (60km) and a dusk race (60km).
Each round of the Electric GT Championship will be a weekend-long festival of technology and innovation for sustainability, in and around the circuits. Fans around the world will stream races via Facebook Live, Twitch and YouTube, as well as interact directly with the teams using social media platforms.
Electric GT – The Electric Touring Car Series
The main event of the Electric GT Championship; the Electric Touring Car Championship, will see all drivers compete in the same specification EGT racing car in the first season.
Based on the Tesla P100DL, Electric GT’s fully race-prepared car is capable of 0-100 km/h in 2.1 seconds, three-tenths quicker than the production version. Pirelli’s P Zero slick and wet tyres have been specially engineered to deal with the impressive 778 bhp (585 kW) and 995 Nm torque produced by the P100DL 2.0.
The 100 kWh Lithium-ion battery is the largest in motorsport, allowing it to travel around 90 km on a single charge at racing speed. With 500kg shed weight and increased downforce, resulting from the front splitter and rear-wing, EGT’s P100DL has better grip through the corners.
Double steel wishbone pushrod operated suspension and dual circuit, single pedal hydraulic race brakes have also been added to further improve cornering speeds.
The EGT Tesla P100DL 2.0 is in the final stages of development and will continue to go through tests ahead of the opening race in 2018. The car has been tested by the likes of Lucas di Grassi, Karun Chandhok and Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Each round of the Electric Touring Car Series will consist of a 20-minute practice session, a 60-minute qualifying heat, a day race (60km) and a dusk race (60km).