Tesla Model S Joins Electric GT Series, Check Out The Race Car Version Here

Oct 13, 2016 05:25 AM EDT | Mariechris Felipe

Tesla Model S is ready for the next year's launch of a new international racing competition, the Electric GT Championship which is the first competition of electric vehicles with bodywork GT. Elon Musk now goes one step further, making the jump from roads to circuits. Check out the racing version of the Tesla Model S in the video below.

The Electric GT Series

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya all become the center of operations for the Electric GT series. This new competition that aims to share the limelight with Formula E on 2017 was presented officially in Ibiza last September 27. The first category of electric GT vehicles has a total of 20 riders and 10 teams ahead of a first season in which the protagonist will be the Tesla Model S P85 + , a model that will act as a base to the approval of new electric vehicles.

No official schedules are confirmed yet but Electric GT promises to include the most popular circuits in the world in their competition such as the Barcelona, Donington Park, Mugello, Nurburgring, Assen, Estoril and Jarama. As of now, the list of pilots are also not yet announced but two popular racers Vicky Piria and Stefan Wilson have already confirmed their interest in the competition.

Without further ado, here is the official trailer of the Electric GT Series featuring the awesome Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S Racing Version

Agustin Paya, the director of GT Electric Holdings has extensive experience in projects with electric vehicles and has competed in the Dakar with a model of these characteristics, has been responsible for developing the first racing version of the Tesla Model S P85 + .

The Tesla Model S with its more than 400 hp is a perfect base for a vehicle of this type, which propulsion system will remain intact but now has a specific aerodynamic kit crowned with a large spoiler and the cabin has been reduced to a minimum, keeping only the essential elements and equipping many own components of the competition. The result is a Tesla Model S P85 + that has been seen for the first time in the GT Electric trailer . At first glance you can also see a silhouette that has completely changed, resulting in a model that could ver well be a GT3, but electric.

According to Paya, he has chosen the Tesla Model S because it is one of the best vehicles that have ever made, especially considering it is 100 % electric.

"We are confident that soon more brands might be interested in joining the championship because of the Tesla Model S, and soon it could take the form of a World Series like the Formula E," said Paya.

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