The 24 Hours of Le Mans has been going down since 1923 and is the world’s oldest active endurance race. Race teams must endure 24 hours of grueling racing and the race cars need to be engineered to take an epic beating. Next year for the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans there is going to be an extremely different kind of race car participating on the grid. As an experimental entry, the GreenGT H2 will be the first racing prototype at Le Mans to use electric/hydrogen power.
What makes the GreenGT H2 exceptionally cool is the fact that its a zero emissions race car… unheard of. Also, since electric motors have 5 times fewer components than internal combustion engines they stand to be far more reliable, something thats extremely pivotal in racing and especially in a 24 hour endurance race. This car is definitely a step in the right direction and we look forward to seeing how it performs next year. For more detailed specifications on the GreenGT H2 click here.