A Hydrogen Rocket Enters Le Mans Race
This is the awe-inspiring GreenGT H2. Sure, it looks like any Le Mans racer out of an Audi or Toyota factory, but take a closer look and you will find that the H2 is no ordinary LM racer, but it's fueled by something a bit more special. Hydrogen. That's right, the GreenGT team will be fielding a very rare hydrogen fuel cell powered racer. While this isn't the first time we've seen hydrogen used on the racing stage this is the first time the fuel cell will be used at the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Unlike most hybrid racers, GreenGT found that lithium/ion batteries initially tested proved to be a "weak point." The breakthrough alternative of hydrogen provided the team with near identical performance of standard internal combustion engines used today.
This car was developed using a new, lightweight twin-engine powertrain producing 540-hp for the LM series. Like all hydrogen fuel cells this one produces zero pollutants and can be used as a source of renewable energy.
The GreenGT team will be sitting at pit number 56 for the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Like the Nissan DeltaWing it will not be placed into a class, but will still be allowed to race as a test vehicle.
See more of the GreenGT H2 here