The former Williams engineer has given up on his open source project to design and develop a hybrid race car for the LMP1, and instead is looking to enter the 2019 Le Mans race with a fully electric race car in the innovation class Garage 56.
Nicolas Perrin has now presented the prototype of the Project 424: three electric motors are planned to provide power output of 750kw, equivalent to just over 1000bhp. Two of the motors will power the rear axle, while the other is designated for the front. Although the batteries weigh in at 400 kg, the vehicle is planned to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only two seconds and will have a top speed of 355 km/h.
The charging ports will be located on the bottom of the vehicle, and it seems there is only one issue to overcome before the Project 424 can launch – they still need a sponsor.
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