The Automobile Club de L'Ouest has invited the GreenGT group to race its GreenGT LMP H2 (design drawing at left) in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours.
Hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity to power an electric motor with 134hp, although the power will be increased to 402hp in 2012 when the racer begins competing. The car will hold 12kg of hydrogen in 700-bar high-pressure tanks.
“When it feeds a fuel cell, it combines with the ambient oxygen to produce electricity and only steam is released to the atmosphere. Thus, racing with hydrogen can be fully carbon neutral,” Green GT said.
“The unique and patented GreenGT drive train, which is capable of torque vectoring, will see a Le Mans evolution from a technical standpoint,” the company added.
Green GT's entry promises additional technical variety for next year's race, which is also scheduled to feature an entry from the new DeltaWing consortium involving Highcroft Racing and Dan Gurney's All American Racers.