By B. O’Hare
The governing body of global motorsports, the FIA, has revealed a new fully electric racing category. Based on the GT3 series, the new all-electric equivalent will exceed its combustion twin in “areas such as acceleration and qualifying pace.”
The regulators have announced an 87kWh battery limit for the class, meanwhile maximum power has been capped at 430 kW (577 hp). This will still allow for insanely quick acceleration on the cars, with 0-62 mph times of 2.4 seconds mentioned.
Given its EVs and endurance racing we’re talking about, the question of charging will always loom large. Hence the FIA has promised ultra-rapid charging and mid-race pit stops to tackle the issue. The EV racing cars in question will allow for 700kW fast charging, meaning a 60% recharge can take place “within a few minutes”.
We’ll know more details in May, including a possible timeline. Pretty exciting stuff right? Let us know if you’ll be tuning into the new all-electric GT series in the replies section below.