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Electric GT reveals stripped Tesla Model S for race series

by Justin King
Electric GT reveals stripped Tesla Model S for race series

All teams will compete in an identical-specification Model S P100D that has shed more than 1,000 pounds.

Electric GT's production-EV racing series is one step closer to reality as the company delivers its first race-prepped Tesla Model S to a customer in Barcelona.

Referred to as the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL, the car has been stripped of unnecessary interior pieces to help reduce its curb weight by more than 1,000 pounds.

With 778 horsepower and 734 pound-feet of torque, the lightened sedan is said to be capable of hitting 62 mph in just 2.1 seconds and topping out at 155 mph.

"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," the company says.

The series debut is scheduled for November with a 10-race season that will bring the teams to Spain, Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and Portugal.