Having been revealed and awarded Best Concept earlier at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the hydrogen-powered supercar Pininfarina H2 Speed supercar is on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed following its appearance at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Though powered by hydrogen and designed to produce zero vehicle emissions, the H2 Speed still reaches a top speed of 300km/h and sprints from 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds. It uses torque vectoring to optimise performance and also features a brake energy recuperation system. Fuel tanks are located along the sides of the car and simply covered instead of being completely enclosed so that the body structure gains no additional weight. Refueling is claimed to take only three minutes.
Two large radiators mounted at the front are fed by the air scoops and cool the fuel cell block, and a central duct between the radiators channels air along the sides of the cabin and cools the motors. Green GT, specialists in the design, production, and development of sustainable propulsion systems and high power performance provide the hydrogen fuel cell. As a result, the Pininfarina H2 Speed shares technical specs quite similar to the Green GT H2 racing car making it “halfway between a competition prototype and a production supercar”.