Electric GT Holdings Inc. and SPV Racing unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL in Barcelona Thursday, ahead of the first season of its headline racing category, the Electric Production Car Series (EPCS).
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.