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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pininfarina released the hydrogen-powered race car concept

Italian design and engineering company Pininfarina introduced a hydrogen-powered racecar concept dubbed the H2 Speed, targeted to those who want their high-performance speedsters to be powered by clean energy at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The hydrogen tech comes from a Franco-Swiss company GreenGT, which has been designing and developing clean energy propulsion systems since 2008.
Pininfarina H2 Speed concept debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XqeiP)
The name of the concept is self-explanatory for anyone with basic knowledge of chemistry as 'H2' is the chemical formula of hydrogen gas. Pininfarina has added the 'Speed' suffix to denote this is a high-performance vehicle destined exclusively for track use.
Rear side view of Pininfarina H2 Speed concept. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XqeiP)
The design certainly looks ready to start turning laps. The company keeps the whole shape smooth and simple. Like many modern prototype racers, a fin runs down the rear to connect the roof to the wing. The fairings around the hydrogen tanks also help keep weight down.
The coupe packs two electric motors with a combined output of 496 horsepower that directly power the rear wheels, with no transmission to get in the way.
There are two tanks hold 13.4 pounds of hydrogen, and the racer weighs a total of 3,131 pounds. The racing concept, which can reach 62 miles an hour in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WORLDCARFANS]
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