Pininfarina H2 Speed concept – Geneva Motor Show Live

Posted on: Mar 3, 2016 - 11:21am IST

A hydrogen FCV with 370 kW (496 hp) to hit speeds up to 300 km/h.

Mahindra-owned Pininfarina has unveiled a hydrogen-powered sports car concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show – the Pininfarina H2 Speed. The concept car is the renowned Italian design and engineering firm’s vision of a high-performance track car packing hydrogen fuel cell technology. The company says that the H2 Speed is “halfway between a racing prototype and a production supercar”.

Pininfarina H2 Speed concept front at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The Pininfarina H2 Speed measures 4,700 mm in length, 2,000 mm in width and 1,087 mm in width and has a wheelbase of 2,900 mm. The concept car is built on a carbon-fibre chassis and thus, despite the considerable bulk of the technology that powers it, it weighs only 1,420 kg. Beneath the futuristic Le Mans car-like body, is a ‘Full Hydrogen Power’ hydrogen fuel-cell system that comprises two electric motors that produce a combined output of 370 kW (496 hp). There’s a 6.1 kg hydrogen tank which can be refilled only 3 minutes, and a twin-stack PEMFC fuel cell with 210 kW rating.

Pininfarina H2 Speed concept side at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

There’s no gearbox, clutch or differential; the permanent magnet synchronous motors sends drive directly to the rear wheels. There is a torque vectoring system to govern the power distribution between the wheels though. The Pininfarina H2 Speed concept can reach from 0-100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and go further to hit a top speed of 300 km/h. The hydrogen FCV concept has been track-tested by GreenGT, a Franco-Swiss company which is into designing, developing and producing green propulsion systems since 2008.

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