The first pictures of a GT car that could point toward the future of motor racing have been released by the Spanish Quimera company.
The AEGT was put through its first paces by World Touring Car Championship racer Pepe Oriola at the Motorland Aragon track in Spain, where the fully electrically powered car will be officially launched next month. The car is capable of producing a claimed maximum peak horsepower figure of 700hp, giving it a top speed of over 180mph and a 0-62mph time of around 3.5sec.
A second prototype is scheduled to hit the track in early 2012, and Quimera ultimately hopes to establish a fully electric series for the AEGT to compete in.
"This car is manufactured to show that EV cars can be developed at racing performance," Quimera chairman Javier de Rocafort, said. We want to showcase the technological potential and invite people to start thinking about future professional motorsport alternatives.
"This is why we would like to further develop the car and the concept and organize exciting races as soon as we have enough cars/teams committed. Anybody willing to test the car will be more than welcome to join the official test to be organized."