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PostSubject: Le Mans 2011   Tue May 19, 2009 6:11 am

It could get quiet at Le Mans in 2011

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This GreenGT design concept has been produced to explore an environmentally-conscious future for top-level motorsport.


According to a press release from GreenGT in France, the machine you see here has been conceived as an FIA-certified electric racer with a carbon fibre chassis and fibre glass body.

It’s still a concept at this stage, but it seems the boffins behind the GreenGT hope to see it on the track at Le Mans in 2011 – with 22 road-going versions scheduled for production between now and then.


Power comes from a pair of 100kw electric motors coupled to a racing gearbox, and power will be in the region of 350-450hp. Torque is even more impressive at 1,475lb ft up to 100mph, then artificially limited to 590lb ft to assist high speed traction. That all adds up to a 0-60 sprint of less than four seconds, and a top speed of over 170mph – apparently!

Power comes from two lithium-ion batteries, topped-up by solar panels which – just might – be useful for approximately half of the French endurance classic.

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Tue May 19, 2009 6:23 am

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

i would like to see it...run out after an hour and take 17 hours to recharge.
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Tue May 19, 2009 6:40 am

cerca_trova wrote:
lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

i would like to see it...run out after an hour and take 17 hours to recharge.

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Tue May 19, 2009 7:40 am

this eco thing is getting out of hand now Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Tue May 19, 2009 8:02 am

doesn't a sportscar have to be able to have two "seats" ?
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Tue May 19, 2009 7:56 pm

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doesn't a sportscar have to be able to have two "seats" ?

Yeah it has to have space for 2 seats.

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Tue May 19, 2009 7:57 pm

aco decideds there is going to be a co drver again from 2012 spam
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Tue May 19, 2009 7:59 pm

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aco decideds there is going to be a co drver again from 2012 spam

They are to use one of those wind up battery backups!

Mind you i don't wanna see there hadns and fingers after 24 hours of turning a cog.

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Wed May 20, 2009 5:37 am

or possibly to peddle the car back to the pits, like some kind of overweight recumbent bicycle?

I have to say that if they use super capacitors then they cold get an hours charge in 5 seconds, but either the voltage of the amperage would have to be a bit on the high side so it could kill someone a lot quicker than petrol.
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Thu May 21, 2009 4:22 am

Well, at least its a new idea and something that does not include fossil fuels (well hopefully anyway) - therefore it is advanced. Its better than Audi telling us that diesel is amazing and new.

If this electric project works, it will actually be new. BUT: no noise. zero

They should take F1's lead. Make your self look eco-weenies, you know, 'doing your bit for the environment' twaddle. But make sure its ultra loud. Its all about image, don't worry if its not actually eco-weenie - nobody interested in motor racing cares. KERS makes F1 look slightly eco-weenie, recovering wasted heat energy.

Its like bio-fuel, just claim its green. It isn't really, because rain forests have to be ruined. But it sounds spectacular. thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Thu May 21, 2009 5:11 am

not quite, second generation bio-fuels are made from waste materials (well if you believe the guff)
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Thu May 21, 2009 5:22 am

Really? Well that is brilliant actually, so why don't we just use biofuel. Ultra greeny and ultra loud, its perfect. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Thu May 21, 2009 8:49 am

cerca_trova wrote:
not quite, second generation bio-fuels are made from waste materials (well if you believe the guff)

Some biofuels are literally refined guff.
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2011   Thu May 21, 2009 8:41 pm

right, in that case, i'll start refining my guff right now!
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