Tesla LMP1 All-electric Race Car Concept for 2030

Tesla might have a hard time convincing people outside its echo chamber that it will ever reach its 10,000 unit per month production goal for the Model 3. There is no denying, though, that the company builds some seriously fast machinery. As such, it should come as no surprise that the ludicrously fast Tesla Model S and Model S GT have inspired some artistic gear heads to wonder what a dedicated Tesla racer might look like- and that’s where automotive artists Joren Claus and Fabian Brees come in.

Claus and Brees have put some serious thought into the potential future of Tesla racing, and they’ve decided that the World Endurance Championship- which includes 24 hour races at places like LeMans and Daytona- will be the best place for Tesla to silence the “range anxiety” critics once and for all. Or, it will be by 2030, anyway.

That’s the year that Claus and Brees seem to think a 24 hour race with an EV will be possible- but they didn’t stop at pretty drawings of a futuristic race car. Their Tesla concept embraces a number of interactive fan technologies like a 360-degree camera as well as a clever new “active livery” section that will allow the car to show different sponsors’ logos throughout the race. The car would also transmit its position and battery energy to fans through the racing series’ app, allowing the fans at home to try to guess the teams’ strategy as the race unfolds.


Tesla LMP1 Race Car Concept | Tech Ideas

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It’s all neat stuff- and, maybe, should be food for thought for Liberty Media as they revamp their Formula 1 property. You can see more “beauty shots” of the proposed Tesla racer, below, and leave us your thoughts on the idea in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!


Electric LMP1 Race Car Concept | Exterior

Source | Images: Joren Claus and Fabian Brees, via Motorpasion.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.