Tesla Model S Racer: Meet Tesla’s Electric Race Car
Tesla has always possessed a futuristic vision with all their creations. A vision most people have ridiculed Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk for. Calling him a complete dreamer; but is he?
With the Tesla Model S, he showed the world that sustainable electric cars were not a thing of the future. They are a thing of today.
Now they have taken the Model S P100D and created a race car out of it. They have loaded it with all the racy stuff including a big spoiler for the look, the race colors, cooling and suspension system and other standard race car features.
The car doesn’t pack top of the line specs as it is electric. There isn’t much to work with to go over the line, but it packs a record breaking 0-62 mph in just 2.1 seconds.
The regular / standard Model S P100D does 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. And that’s not always, that’s only in ludicrous mode. Ludicrous mode is that mode that allows the Model S to give you all the power as soon as you ask for it.
The Model S Racer was unveiled as part of the lineup for this year’s first ever Electric GT championship. The race tracks for this event are said to include Nürburgring, Catalunya, Zandvoort, Mugello, Estoril, Paul Ricard and Brands Hatch.
According to topgear.com, “there’ll be two races at each track – a morning and evening session – with each kept to 37 miles in length.”
The Interior Look
The Model S Racer has been stripped down and left with only the essentials to make it move. It has shed a lot of weight by losing all the fancy stuff in the interior except that iPad Pro like control screen. Basically what Tesla did was make it purely a race car with 778 horsepower and 734 pound-feet of torque.
Ian Paul Byamugisha a.k.a paulothewriter is a Writer / Author, blogger, Music Critic, Tech Geek and a petrol-head.
A couple of free short stories later, he is currently working on his debut novel titled KIMANI. Besides writing, he works as a Support & Implementation engineer for a tech firm.