In order to be eligible for racing ,the vehicle was fitted with motorsport equipment aimed at increasing the level of safety. The car was gifted with elements such as a rollcage, special signalized tow elements and an electric circuit kill switch. The front passenger seat was removed, while the driver’s seat was replaced with a racing one that is built from carbon fiber. Of course, a motorsport harness is also included in the package.
No modifications were brought to the electric drive system, which means that the F1 drivers received the same performance offered by the street version of the car. To be more precise, the vehicle manages to deal with the 0 to 62 mph sprint in 3.8 seconds and offers a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h).
"I’m lucky to have had a ride in the Tesla Roadster and I was really impressed. It’s silent but blindingly quick! I’m proud that The Race of Champions is leading the way in promoting green technologies in motorsport and it was fantastic to see – but not hear – such great drivers pushing the Tesla hard around this track," said Fredrik Johnsson, one of the founders of the Race Of Champions.