This year marks the start of the Electric Production Car Series (EPCS), which is the main racing category of the Electric GT Championship officially sanctioned by the FIA. Ahead of the series debut in November in Spain, Electric GT Holdings and SPV Racing have unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla Model S P100DL in Barcelona recently.

The P100DL will be the vehicle that teams and drivers will use for the one-make race series, and it is essentially a lightened and more powerful version of the road-going Model S with extra aero bits added on.

Headline figures include 784 hp (585 kw) and 995 Nm of torque, which allows the all-electric race car to hit a top speed of 250 km/h and complete the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 2.1 seconds. Other modifications include bespoke Pirelli P Zero tyres and, the latest OMP safety equipment and Alcon brakes.

The EPCS will start its inaugural season with 10 races, including stops in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Portugal, with the final stop being Italy in October 2019. Each race will feature a 20-minute practice session followed by a three-heat 60-minute qualifying session. Drivers will then take part in a day race (60km) as well as a dusk race (60km).

Points will be awarded to the top-10 finishers, and the driver securing pole position will be awarded an additional three points, while the driver who records the fastest race lap will score two further points. That’s not all because once the race is finished, the top two and another two fan-voted drivers will enter a Drift Off competition to battle it out for another three points.

The EPCS will be supported by other race categories like the Electric GT eKarting Series and the Electric GT eSports Series, with the latter utilising a virtual version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla Model S P100DL that is now available for download for the Assetto Corsa sim racing platform.