15 March 2018

H2 Speed: hydrogen for circuits

Presented two years ago, the H2 Speed racing car ​​will be produced in 12 units.

While waiting to see the Green GT H2 racing in Le Mans circuit, the gentlemen drivers are already able enjoy the French-Swiss technology of Green GT through its H2 Speed. Keeping their promise to create a competition chassis, a hydrogen-based propulsion system and a design inspired ont the GT universe. As presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the concept has been refined with a sharper muzzle. The bodywork has also been reworked considering aerodynamics and tire size (provided by Michelin). The wheelbase has also been lengthened. The H2 Speed ​​is 4.73 m long, 1.95 m wide and 1.11 m high.

The most relevant elements are in the inside. The car has a 250 kW fuel cell, as well as four electric motors (running at 13,000 rpm), a battery and a tank to store 8.6 kg of hydrogen (700 bar). The H2 Speed also has a 2.4 kWh energy recovery system and develops a power of 653 hp that can reach a top speed of 300 km / h. It refuels in only 3 minutes. Despite its weight of 1,420 kg, this racing car accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 s.

Contrasting with regular race cars, the H2 Speed only releases water vapor. As Green GT also wanted to offer a differentiating sound like in science fiction movies, the H2 Speed has been equipped with a compressor. The price of the car would be $ 2.5 million.

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