Green GT and Pininfarina unveil H2 Speed

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Green GT and Pininfarina unveiled a joint vision for the future of endurance racing at the 2016 Geneva Motorshow. The H2 Speed is based around Green GT’s hydrogen-electric powertrain, which has been under development since 2008.

The car is built around a 210kW PEMFC fuel cell and two electric synchronous motors with permanent magnets that have a peak output of 370kW at 13000rpm. These are complimented by a 20Ah battery, which forms part of the car’s kinetic energy recovery system.

The power from the hydrogen-electric powertrain is transferred directly to the rear wheels via a fixed 1:6.3 gear ratio. This is enough to propel the 1420kg car to 100km/h in a claimed 3.4s, and on to a top speed in excess of 300km/h. Also notable within the H2 Speeds spec list is the rapid refueling ability: A full tank of hydrogen can be done in just three minutes.

The powertrain is housed within an all carbon chassis, which features double-wishbone and pushrod suspension all-round, carbon brakes, and a carbon-fiber body. On track testing of the car begins soon, with test and development responsibilities falling to Olivier Panis. 

Green GT’s previous race car the H2 (below), was covered in the 2012 Expo Special Issue of Professional MotorSport World magazine, click here to read the feature.

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