Gallery: Green GT Unveils All-Electric Supercar for Le Mans Race

 

Last spring, Inhabitat did a story on up-and-coming Swiss auto company GreenGT’s plans for a fully-electric vehicle. The supercar was billed as the “the most powerful and cutting-edge electric race car ever built,” with the vehicle designed to race in the world famous Le Mans race.  Back then the Twenty-4 vehicle boasted two 100-kw electric engines that would provide 350-400 horsepower and a top speed of 171 mph, but now the company has unveiled its working prototype, and they’ve certainly upped the ante.

Apart from the new color scheme, the prototype is much more powerful than the model that was unveiled last year. The rear motors have been upgraded so that they can now produce a maximum of 408 horsepower (300 kW), which in turn gives the car a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). The Green GT prototype also offers software-controlled torque vectoring which helps the driver manage tight bends without any hassle.

The car’s energy storage system has also undergone an over-haul. The battery has been redesigned to a more powerful, liquid-cooled battery that sits in a flameproof, crash-absorbing enclosure made from aerospace composites. It also can maintain 31 kilowatt-hours and boasts a fire-suppression system.

It will be interesting to see how this car contends in the Le Mans race, but for now GT Green’s car could be one of the most interesting green supercars on the market.

+ Green GT

via Autoblog Green

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  1. mkass December 9, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I wonder if the battery technology from DBM Energy might increase their functional range on this car: http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/2010/10/electric-car-drives-375-miles-at-55-mph-recharges-in-6-minutes/

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