Pininfarina presented its H2 Speed, a hydrogen fuel cell high performance track car, at the Geneva International Motor Show. It partnered up with Green GT, the firm that was most known for it’s attempt to race the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013, but did not make it to the starting grid.

However, the firm continued to develop its technology and supplied the hydrogen fuel cell technology for the H2 Speed. The technology is the substantial outcome of a two-year development and testing programme that has embodied the form of the concept car. GreenGT proposes ‘Full Hydrogen Power’ technology, a powerful electric-hydrogen fuel cell drive chain. The result is a zero emissions vehicle able to reach 300 km/h by releasing just water vapor into the atmosphere. With a maximum power of 503 horsepower, the engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. Refuelling a full tank of hydrogen can be done in 3 minutes.

Full Power Hydrogen Powertrain
– 2 race electric motors
– 1 lightweight H2 fuel cell
– braking energy regeneration system

Chassis
– carbon chassis
– front and rear wishbone suspension and push rod
– carbon brakes

Engine

-2 electric synchronous motors with permanent magnet
– Max power : 370 kW @ 13000 rpm (around 500 Horsepower)

Energy production
– PEMFC Fuel cell 210 kW
– 2 stacks

Transmission
– Direct transmission to rear wheels (ratio : 1:6.3)
– No clutch / No differential / No gear shifting
– Torque vectoring

Hydrogen storage

– tank capacity : 6.1 kg
– 700 bars storage technology
– autonomy : same as an internal combustion
– time for refuelling : 3 min

Braking energy recovering
– Battery 400 V nominal
– Capacity 20 Ah

Emissions

– Air and water at the exhaust
– No pollution

Weight
– 1420 kg with bodywork
– refueling weight modification : only 6.1 kg
– weight distribution target : front 41% / rear 59%

Performances
– max speed 300 km/h
– 0 to 100 km/h : 3.4 seconds
– 0 to 400 m : 11 seconds

Wheels: OZ Racing
H2 Speed is equipped with Ultraleggera HLT Central Lock. The sizes are 11×19” on the front and 12×20” on the rear.

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Tim is co-founder of ElectricAutosport.com and works in international motorsport. He found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Tim operates on behalf of Formula Blue Media.

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