Swedish concept aims to prove battery-powered cars can compete at the pinnacle of motorsport
Audi has revolutionised the way diesel is perceived with it R10 racer, undefeated in the Le Mans 24hr race for the last three years. And now a Swiss firm, GreenGT is hoping to do the same for electric power!
This radical concept is optimised for high-speed and endurance, but runs on a pair of 100kw electric motors producing a massive 2000Nm of torque and up to 450bhp. The car’s French designer, Thomas Clavet reports that the car will reach 60mph in under four seconds and continue to a top speed of 170mph.
Aesthetically, it remains true to the traditional Le Mans racers with exaggerated fins and an overly aggressive stance – but this is more than a fantasy racecar. GreenGT has promised a model previewed by this concept will be racing at Le Mans in 2011. Sceptics are already rubbishing its chances though, claiming it won’t have the range to challenge the fossil-fuelled racers. However, GreenGT is confident that battery technology will be sufficiently advanced in two years time