In 2012, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest and best known sports endurance race, the GreenGT LMP hydrogen fuel cell vehicle made an appearance. The vehicle autoried a 300 kW fuel cell and two 10,000 psi hydrogen tanks.
At the 2013 Le Mans the GreenGT will once again make an appearance. The vehicle will occupy the 56 pit box and be wearing high performance Dunlop racing tires.
According to Fox News, “Powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, the electric-motor-driven GreenGT H2 will be capable of reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h (186 mph) and will have a run time of 40 minutes per tank of hydrogen. Its emissions will be nothing more than air and water vapor, leading many to speculate that the auto represents the future of motorsports.
“Dual electric motors, rated at a combined 537 horsepower and 2,950 pound-feet of torque, will utilize torque vectoring for maximum traction at the rear wheels. As you’d guess, such a auto can’t reach its full potential on off-the-shelf tires.”
Sure there have been other hydrogen raceautos built and some have even run a Le Mans such as the Mazda RX-8 RE raceauto. But, the GreenGT was actually built for the racetrack at Le Mans and will offer attendees and alternative to fossil fuel and large gas guzzling internal combustion engines.