Tesla Model S sedans to finally race each other in new EV series

Agustin Paya, a professional driver and the technical director for the Electric GT World Series, explains why the Model S was a perfect choice for the championship:

"Although it is a luxurious super tourer it seems to be made for racing. Its weight distribution and astonishing low center of gravity, despite its considerable mass – more than two tons unmodified – allows unbelievable cornering speed, not forgetting its unending torque, which all add up to a great racing car."

Much like Formula E, motorsport's other all-electric series, the Electric GT World Series has plans to allow more high-powered electric cars other than the Model S. There's also the question of how well the series will do in attracting fans as compared to Formula E, in its second season now, which hasn't exactly drawn in the big crowds.

What the Electric GT World Series does have going for it, however, is that it's using a very recognizable consumer road car, and one of the most popular electric vehicles in addition. Plus there's the simple fact that it's a Tesla, meaning it's sure to bring in the tech crowd and Model S owners eager to see how their car does on the track.

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