Tuesday, August 4, 2009
GreenGT: The Future Of Racing
Good news has been showering the world of the Le Mans GT Racing. With the apparent misunderstandings between several Formula 1 owners and the sport’s governing body, the FIA, some teams are threatening to move to Le Mans, including F1’s oldest citizen, Ferrari. While the racing gene will still be in man’s blood, the type of cars he’ll be racing with is still in doubt. The GreenGT electric racer, however, keeps the future of racing safe. This EV has been certified by the FIA and will sport a carbon fiber chassis with a composite body. It will be powered by a pair of water-cooled 100 kW electric motors delivering up to 450 horsepower. Jolting the electric motors are lithium-ion batteries that could be recharged by the solar cells on the body. The car will weigh just under 1900 lbs and is touted to reach a top speed of 171 mph. News that 22 units will be available to the eco-conscious public with a racing heart just made the GreenGT an even sweeter car.