Tesla’s electric vehicles are known to be fast in ‘ludicrous’ mode, but they’ve never been in a GT racing event until now. The Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) recently has been given the green light by the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) start racing EVs. The Tesla Model S race car recently passed the FIA’s stringent crash and safety tests, which ultimately lead to getting this Electric GT racing series approved. Heading to the start grid are several racing spec Tesla Model S P100Ds, putting out a ‘ludicrous’ 780hp. The cars are equipped with Pirelli tires, which are equipped with the latest OMP safety equipment. The racing spec Model S are also specially modified with Alcon brakes, R53 suspension, and composite bodywork done by BComp.
Up to 20 drivers will participate in each racing event. The EPCS racing series includes three heat qualifying rounds, a 40 mile (60km) day race and 40 mile (60km) dusk race. At the end of each race there will be a post-race ‘Drift Off’ competition between the top two finishing drivers. This will allow fans to vote and award three additional championship points to their favorite driver and winner.
Electric GT Holdings Inc CEO Mark Gemmell is anxious to get the racing series started. He stated “We are also pleased to officially publish the sporting regulations for the Electric Production Car Series. We have put a lot of time into refining the regulations to allow for competitive and thrilling racing. This is such an exciting day for us as we confirm that the EPCS has been officially sanctioned by the FIA. We respect the FIA and we are honoured to have their support ahead of our inaugural season,”
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