Hydrogen, when was the last time you heard that word next to a car? Probably, it’s been so long. Most green cars being produced currently are electric versions powered by a battery and an electric motor. Hydrogen cars are in-fact much greener than electric cars because all they need to run is H2 (Hydrogen) and the exhaust emits water so that’s a win win situation.
But Hydrogen cars for the track? I’ve never heard about one before and that’s because the Pininfarina H2 Speed Concept is the worlds first hydrogen high-performance track car which is as Pininfarina says is “halfway between a competition prototype and a production supercar,” but it does feature two electric motors that work in tandem with a lightweight fuel cell to give you a zero-emissions driving experience.
The Pininfarina H2 Speed Concept uses a brake regeneration system and emits a sort of Sci-Fi instead of a traditional electric or petrol engine sound, sort of like a sonic boom.The GreenGT was used for developing the technology seen in the Pininfarina H2 Speed Concept like the hydrogen fuel cell used before with the twin-engine power-train that made 540 hp.
We haven’t got much else from Pininfarina, but it surely looks interesting and worth the follow up. Pininfarina’s announced sale to Mahindra & Mahindra.