The sacrosanct International Automobile Federation (the FIA) has formalized the creation of a whole new automotive sport discipline. After Formula E a few years ago, the federation decided to create a 100% electric inclination for the GT3 category.
After Formula E, the electric GT 100!
The FIA continues the electrification of motorsport, with the creation of a brand new GT 100 electric class. A new championship in its own right, which obviously aims to set up a complete racing calendar, with competitions that will take place on permanent circuits (such as Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps, Hockenheim) … and not developed urban circuits specially for the occasion.
According to the FIA: “CThese vehicles will operate in a performance window that will be similar to that of the current generation of GT3 cars, but will outperform their combustion engine counterparts on criteria such as acceleration and qualifying speed. ”
On the technical side, manufacturers will be able to develop racing cars weighing between 1490 and 1530 kg, and whose engine (100% electric therefore!) Can display a maximum power of 430 kW. The cars can be equipped with a choice of two or four-wheel drive, but also a dynamic control system, for increased maneuverability.
The FIA obviously specifies that the manufacturers already entered in the GT3 category will be able to perfectly use the architecture and certain design elements of their existing cars, to convert them to electric power and participate in this new championship to come.
The establishment of this new championship is in line with the FIA’s long-term vision for the implementation of sustainable energy sources across its portfolio of motorsport disciplines. The aim is to set an example in the approach to reducing CO₂ emissions, while reflecting the latest trends in the automotive industry and responding to market demands.