Don’t look now, but before you know it, electric cars might not be exclusively seen on public roads in the future.
Green GT, a Swiss-based automaker is in the process of developing an FIA-spec electric race car that, if all things come together, could drive its way into Le Mans sooner rather than later. Built with a carbon chassis and a fiberglass body shell, the Green GT has the look of a modern-day racer with an unusual performance twist. Instead of the standard petrol engine, the Green GT – if you haven’t figured it out by now – will be powered by two-phase synchronous motors each with 201 hp of power, producing a total output of 402 hp.
Just to prove that Green GT is dead serious about its intention in revolutionizing auto racing, the company recently held a presentation of the car under a Le Mans prototype with a Sprint body at the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne with no less than FIA president Jean Todt to determine the performance and validity of the concept electric racer in a competitive setting.
Despite their demonstration, Green GT is still undergoing more testing and development. The plan now is to take advantage of the cold winter season to put the car under a series of cold-weather tests to further establish its performance and endurance capabilities.
We don’t know what the future’s going to hold for this car, but in a world where technology and innovation are moving at rapid speeds, don’t be surprised if this car becomes more than just a concept in the near future.