A Bentley Motors apprentice team has won a special “Spirit of Greenpower” award for its performance in the Greenpower Corporate Challenge which took place at Goodwood race circuit yesterday. The Bentley apprentice team designed, engineered and built the electric powered car which they entered into the Greenpower Challenge as well as a season of “F24+” racing.
The Bentley Greenpower car is called Continental DC (Direct Current) and runs off a 24-volt motor supplied by two 12-volt batteries. Designed for lightness and maximum power efficiency the one-seater Continental DC has a carbon fibre chassis and low resistance tyres.
The Continental DC is powered by a 24v Motor that delivers 0.5bhp and 5.1 lb ft. It is capable of hitting a top speed of 40 mph and has Zero CO2 emissions.
Technical specifications after the jump.
MODEL TYPE Single Seater
Type 24v Wheelchair motor (Regulation)
Installation Transversely mounted, One-wheel drive
Power 240 Watt
Torque 7 Nm
Fuel Source 2 x 12 v Lead Acid Batterys
Type Continuous one-wheel drive
Gearbox Nuvinci CVP
Ratios Infinitely variable between 0.5 under and 1.75 overdrive
Top speed 40mph (64km/h).
Front Single wishbone rigid suspension
Rear Single wishbone rigid suspension
Type Rack & pinion,
Turns lock to lock 1
Turning circle (kerb to kerb) 19.2m
Rear 160mm ventilated disc (to single wheel)
Anti lock In development!
BODY & CHASSIS
Construction Carbon Fibre monocoque
Width (inc. mirrors) 1000mm (82.76in)
Weight 120 Kg
Front track 1000mm
Rear track 1000mm
Wheels Custom made 16” carbon fibre
Tyres Michelin Eco-Marathon specials
Fuel consumption 2 hours per battery set
Carbon dioxide emissions 0g/km
CONTINENTAL GT FEATURE SPECIFICATIONS
EXTERIOR FEATURES Bright chromed grille
Bentley Wheel Badge
INTERIOR FEATURES Trimmed Steering wheel, Seat and dashboard, Touch screen driver information panel in development