The race-ready Tesla Model S P100D destined for the Electric GT (EGT) Championship has finally been unveiled after it was initially teased last year as a replacement for the racing version of the P85+.

For the race series, the P100D undergoes a significant weight-loss regime, shedding as much as 500 kg from its original weight. To comply with racing regulations, a full roll cage has been added, plus the car gets upgraded suspension, Pirelli tyres and brakes as well.

In terms of performance, the Tesla race car will hit a top speed of 250 km/h but it is the acceleration that makes it interesting. The 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint is completed in just 2.1 seconds, while the 0-96 km/h (0-60 mph) is done in around two seconds. That makes it much quicker than the standard car in Ludicrous mode, which does the latter in 2.5 seconds.

The EGT will comprise of 10 teams and 20 drivers, with seven European circuits scheduled in its inaugural season, including Paul Ricard, Barcelona, Assen, Estoril and the Nurburgring, as well as three non-championship races in the Americas. Each race weekend will feature a 20-minute practice session, 60-minute qualifying, a day race (60km) and a dusk race (60km).