10th March 2012
The new Green GT H2 hydrogen-powered prototype built with the help of WR will test in April, and run on the Le Mans Test Day on 3rd June as well as before the 24 Hours.
Even if the Green GT hasn’t been chosen for the 56th pit in the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Swiss constructor is continuing to push ahead with his project, which he began in 2005. Three years after the first run in the open Corbari, Green GT is moving up to another level with the H2, an electric car powered by a fuel cell. This technology was chosen instead of the lithium/ion batteries whose autonomy proved insufficient in the previous prototypes.
The idea of adapting an already-existing car was also abandoned for a custom-built chassis penned in the Parisian region by former WR designers, Gérard Welter and Vincent Soulignac. The St Cyr wind tunnel was used for the aerodynamic studies.
In parallel, Green GT is looking to the future and the team has set itself three major challenges for 2013: reduce the weight to less than 1000 kg, exceed one hour’s autonomy and break the 4-minute barrier at Le Mans. The ultimate aim is to be on the grid for all the rounds of the World Endurance Championship to demonstrate the soundness of a form of know-how whose potential goes far beyond the bounds of motor sport.
Read all about the story of the Green GT and discover more technical information in Le Mans Racing.
Text: François Hurel – Photo: Green GT
|Mise à jour le Mercredi, 14 Mars 2012 14:28|