Electric GT’s Tesla Model S P100D race car will go zero to 62 mph in 2.1 seconds, which is said to be faster than a Bugatti Chiron.
The all-electric racing championship recently unveiled its modified version of the Tesla Model S P100D at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham, and, as expected, the Model S is a lot faster once several hundred pounds have been slashed. The production Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode recently unlocked an Easter Egg to trim its zero-to-60 time down to 2.465 seconds and even the automaker’s CEO, Elon Musk, believed it could go as fast as 2.1 when stripped down. In race trim, the Electric GT car does zero to 62 mph (zero to 100 km/h) in 2.1 seconds.
That makes it one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world, albeit in race trim and with a gutted interior. Electric GT claims it shaved around 1,100 lbs (500 kg) off the car’s weight, bringing it down to approximately 3,858 lbs (2,250 kg). Along with stripping the interior, the suspension and brakes have been modified and it will be interesting to see how it fares once it hits the race track.
The championship racing series will take place across Europe and the U.S. with 10 teams and 20 drivers competing across seven races. Race weekends will feature a 20-minute practice session, 60-minute qualifying, a day race and a dusk race.
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