The first electric to promise to participate in a test of resistance, side by side with hybrids and conventional, will also have a road version. It’s called GT EV and is sponsored by Don Panoz.
This year’s edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was the venue chosen by Green4U Technologies to present its latest project. And the choice could not have been better, since the GT-EV is proposed to be the first competition car to participate, side by side with its hybrid rivals and those animated by thermal engines, in the most competitive races of resistance at the level International.
Behind this ambitious project, even for being the CEO and co-founder of Green4U Technologies, is Don Panoz, a name that lacks presentations when it comes to car racing and (super) road racing. It is known that the GT-EV is already being extensively developed on the premises of the company, and the goal is that the knowledge acquired in races, including in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will later be applied in the development of future electric cars of everyday use.
At present, the objective is for the GT-EV to offer a power output of between 536 hp and 603 hp, supplied by two electric motors, each installed on its driving axle, which guarantees the full traction straight away, to a maximum speed estimated between 175 mph and 180 mph (280 km/h and 290 km/h). The outer dimensions refer to a length of 4,877 mm, to 1,829 mm in width and only 1,220 mm in height.
The battery capacity was not disclosed, but a range of 90 ml and 110 ml (145 km and 177 km) in race conditions is promised, and the replacement is made in a few moments during the pit stops – naturally counting the GT-EV with a braking energy recovery system on all wheels.
The carbon fiber chassis is a stunning simplicity, and one of the main factors responsible for a weight that will be between 1,000 kg and 1,250 kg. The off-center cockpit, in the competition version, is intended for pilot only, and accommodates two occupants, seated in tandem, in the “civil” variant.