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Green GT’s All-Electric Supercar Unveiled

Posted By Jorge Chapa On May 26, 2009 @ 11:00 am In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 6 Comments

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Up-and-coming Swiss auto company GreenGT [2] recently unveiled plans for a fully-electric [3] vehicle that is heralded to be the most powerful and cutting-edge electric race car ever built [4]. Designed with the famous Le Mans [5] race in mind, their Twenty-4 vehicle is currently undergoing development and will boast two 100-kw electric engines that provide 350-400 horsepower and a top speed of 171 mph.

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The 24 hour Le Mans [6] race may be one of the best known races in the world, although it’s definitely not one of the most environmentally friendly [7]. We’re excited to see GreenGT [2] upping the ante by developing a svelte green supercar to compete in the 2011 race.

The car was designed by five students from the CCi du Valenciennois [8] school. It will feature a fiberglass body on a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis. The vehicle’s twin 100-kw electric motors will provide around 350 to 400hp of power that will push the vehicle from 0-60mph in around 4 seconds. GreenGT’s head engineer Christophe Schwartz has stated that “The GreenGT Twenty-4 design study could become our 2011 Le Mans Prototype electric racer or it could even become an electric road going supercar. There is a possibility to do both!”

Will it be enough to win the famous Le Mans race? It’s too early to tell, since it’s not just the vehicle that matters – it truly is about the drivers. Will it be one smoking-hot electric racer? Absolutely.

+ GreenGT [2]

Via Car Platform [4]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=30652

[2] GreenGT: http://www.green-gt.com/index.htm

[3] fully-electric: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/17/the-inizio-electric-supercar-takes-aim-at-tesla/

[4] the most powerful and cutting-edge electric race car ever built: http://www.carplatform.com/carblog/2009/5/13/electrical-ingenuity-the-greengt-design-study.html

[5] Le Mans: http://www.lemans.org/accueil/index_gb.html

[6] 24 hour Le Mans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hours_of_Le_Mans

[7] environmentally friendly: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/12/ventomobile-racer-by-inventus/

[8] CCi du Valenciennois: http://www.valenciennes.cci.fr/frame.htm

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