The entire field will be composed of race-prepped versions of the Tesla Model S P100D boasting 778 horsepower. That’s more than the Ferrari F12 TdF or Lamborghini Aventador S extract from their six-plus-liter V12s!
Motor1.com reports that the competition-spec Tesla has been stripped of some 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) of excess weight, helping to drop the electric racer’s the 0-60 time down to two seconds flat. It also feature Pirelli racing slicks, a tighter suspension, added downforce, and a bare-bones cabin with a single racing bucket and not much else.
20 of these electric touring cars will be fielded by ten teams in the racing series that will get underway this season. Each of the seven race weekends will include a 20-minute practice session, 60 minutes of qualifying, and two races – one in daylight and one at dusk – each covering a distance of 60 kilometers (or 37 miles). So they’ll probably need a big grid of Superchargers to juice the cars back up in between each heat.
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