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Electric GT World Series — Based Entirely On the Tesla Model S

Discussion in 'Model S' started by mpt, Mar 9, 2016.

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  1. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    Was chatting to Mark about this. I guess now it's out in the open I can say. Sounds awesome, can't wait.
     
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    No P85D?
     
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    Interesting. I wonder what they're going to do to allow it to maintain track performance.
     
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    mgemmell Scottish chap

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    The folks a transportevolved.com wrote a great article... I really like their style.

    The night before the release I wrote about Electric GT here ElectricGT so I suppose we may want to concentrate the discussion there as things progress.

    If it were me I'd use the P90D (or P100D :) ) but the drivers are saying that a powerful rear wheel drive car is much more entertaining to watch (especially if it rains!). Bearing in mind there will be a drifting stage in each race day rear wheel drive is a must. Now if Tesla added a front/rear power distribution slider things could get really fun....
     
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    That really made my day! I knew my car felt faster today.
     
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    Check out this video interview I did with Mark about the series:
     
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    New trailer video, launch is in Ibiza next week!



    Interesting to see what they have done with the MCU - looks like they are running their own software complete with sponsership :)

    Screencap from the trailer (courtesy of electrek):

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    Yes there are sponsor logos shown but no indication that Tesla is sponsoring, and I do not expect Tesla to be a sponsor based on past statements from Elon.

    I am particularly interested to learn more about how those Model S race cars will be modified to allow for greater motor and inverter cooling capability.
     
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    How did they solve the over-heating issue?
     
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    The Transport Evolved article linked to by the OP says nothing about adding additional motor cooling. Quote:
    "We are making only small changes to the production Model S P85+ such as improved braking and aerodynamics to increase high speed grip. We will strengthen suspension, braking cooling and steering as well as reducing overall weight,” Payá explains. “The rest — powertrain, battery, programming — everything is original."

    I don't see how those Teslas are going to be able to do dozens of hot laps on race circuits without overheating and I doubt the races are going to be shorter than the Formula E series races are. But apparently the people running the Electric GT World Series do not think motor overheating is going to be an issue.
     
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    maybe all those race car will be running in reduced power mode after one lap, which would sound crazy for a racing event.
     
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    #14 stephenpace, Sep 23, 2016
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    At one point I think Mark made it very clear that they've put in a larger radiator and three additional coolant pumps that (with one other--NDA--change) makes it so the cars never need to run in reduced power mode. I believe the statement was along the lines that the cars--with those changes--would be able to run the Nürburgring in a pretty impressive time. The article seems to contradict that, but I for one hope they do that because it will shut up a lot of the haters out there. Further I hope Tesla makes the changes available as an option at some point in the future (post Model 3).
     
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    My guess is the Transport Evolved article forgot to mention the additional motor cooling. It seems essential.
     
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    #9 J1mbo, Sep 23, 2016
    So, it is november now.
    What happened?
     
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    It's now updated to all P100D:

    Electric GT unveils stripped-down Tesla Model S P100D with 2.0-sec 0 to 60 mph acceleration

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    "EGT will visit seven classic European circuits in its inaugural season, including Paul Ricard, Barcelona, Assen and the Nürburgring, before staging three non-championship races in the Americas."

    “There will be 10 teams and 20 drivers, who will compete across seven races during season one. Weekends will consist of a 20-minute practice session, 60-minute qualifying, a day race (60km) and a dusk race (60km). Each round will be a weekend-long festival of technology and innovation for sustainability, in and around the circuits.”

    Dates are not published on its website.
     
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    Timeline is being drafted:

    “The intention is that the first race will be mid-August. We are planning to start in the north of Europe and then we go down south. For weather reasons. The calendar of seven races will end around late November,”
     
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    I am looking forward to following the races - what are the chances of the races being streamed? Would even pay a reasonable price to watch...
     
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    Start saving up your money and ready for August!!!!

    It sounds like it will stream:

    "Fans will be able to stream races via Periscope, Twitch and YouTube, as well as interact directly with the teams using social media platforms."
     
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