Electric GT’s Tesla P100D makes global debut in Barcelona
Electric GT Holdings Inc. and SPV Racing unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL in Barcelona yesterday, ahead of the first season of its headline racing category, the Electric Production Car Series (EPCS).
The race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL all-electric road car was the first vehicle to be delivered to a team before the series debut in November.
Finished in SPV Racing’s testing livery, the EPCS car completed a shakedown in the morning at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with SPV Racing development drivers Emma Kimiläinen and Alvaro Fontes behind the wheel. The car was then officially unveiled to partners and media at a reception in the centre of Barcelona.
In the inaugural season, all EPCS drivers in the series will compete in an identical specification race-prepared EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL. With 778 bhp (585 kW) and 995 Nm torque, the race car will be capable of achieving 0-100 kph in 2.1s and will be capable of speeds up to 250 kph.
Mark Gemmell, CEO of Electric GT Holdings also announced that the final round of the EPCS will take place at Vallelunga, Italy on October 27-28 2019 following races in Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and Portugal as host countries for the 10-race first season.
The EPCS was introduced to celebrate the new age of all-electric transportation, to push the capabilities of electric road cars to the limits and drive forward a new age of electric innovation. Each race event will be a weekend-long festival of technology and innovation for sustainability, with racing at its heart.
The trio of race categories will also include the Electric GT eKarting Series and the Electric GT eSports Series, offering a gateway from virtual racing to the circuit. LVP (League of Videogame Professionals, by MEDIAPRO) was officially announced as promoter of the Electric GT eSports series. The virtual version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL is now available for download from http://electricgt.co/ for the Assetto Corsa sim racing platform.
The event was attended by key stakeholders and sponsors of the Electric Production Car Series, including Pirelli, BComp, QEV and MediaPro, the broadcast partner for the championship.
Lars Lindberg, SPV Racing Team Manager said: “SPV Racing are really excited to receive our first race car and proud to be involved in the evolution of Motorsport. It's a great platform for developing and testing innovative new sustainable technology.”
Alvaro Fontes, SPV Racing driver said: “I’m so proud to be involved in this project with my team SPV racing - the future is here now!. A new concept for a new racing car, I am excited to push hard with the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL and to feel the 800 horsepower under my feet!”
Emma Kimiläinen, SPV Racing driver said: “For me it's fantastic to be part of the development of motorsport, making it not only sustainable but also very relevant for testing and demonstrating technologies and as a driver I have great expectations of the performance of the EPCS race car.”
Mark Gemmell, CEO Electric GT Holdings Inc. said: “This is a very significant day for the championship as we deliver the first race-ready EPCS car to SPV Racing. Years of planning and hard work have gone into delivering this championship and today I’m proud to be presenting a real, thoroughbred, race-ready car that will challenge all comers and thrill fans around the world. This is exactly the calibre of race car that will allow us to showcase and to fully engage the potential of the electric future.”