This year’s Le Mans 24 Hours was an amazing race thanks to the spectacular crashes, and an emotional win for Audi. By the looks of things, 2012 race is going to be even better.
That is mainly because of the new contenders, preparing a year ahead for that event. A few says ago we told you about the magnificent Delta Wing race car, and now check this out, the GreenGT LMP H2. It s an electric prototype racer by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), in development for next year’s Le Mans.
The GrrenGT is a showcase of sustainable mobility mixed with racing car performance. It is fueled by hydrogen and integrate its own onboard power plant. The car carries 12 kg of hydrogen in 700 bar high-pressure tanks. The Hydrogen is then used by the fuel cell system to generate electricity, that powers the wheels, while the only emission is h20 or water.
GreenGT will present a first version of its LMP H2, with a 100kW fuel cell on board, in autumn of 2011. A 300kW fuel cell version will follow. Christian Pescatori (6 times Le Mans driver, 2 times 2nd and winner of Sebring with Audi R8) will be the development driver.
It is a great idea, you know, unless it brakes down on lap 1 of the race!