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Panoz announces an endurance electric
Added by admin 16/06/17
Ben Coxworth - June 15, 2017
official name is the Green4U Panoz Racing GT-EV.
Panoz, the American sports car manufacturer that's a key player
in the Nissan-backed DeltaWing project, recently partnered with
parent company Green4U Technologies to develop a new electric
race car. Known as the GT-EV, plans call for it to have a range
of 90 to 110 miles (145 to 177 km) per battery pack and a top
speed of 175 to 180 mph (282 to 290 km/h), allowing it to compete
in long-distance endurance races.
The idea is that instead of doing a whole race on one battery
pack, the car will periodically make pit stops to have
freshly-charged packs swapped in. It should reportedly be
possible to do so in about the same amount of time that it takes
to refill a conventional race car's gas tank.
It will have a lightweight carbon fiber chassis, an off-center
enclosed cockpit, active aerodynamic features that reduce drag on
straightaways, and all-wheel-drive. The latter will be thanks to
two motors – one powering the front wheels, and the other
powering those in the rear. All four wheels will also feature
regenerative braking, to help boost the car's range.
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