New concept is powered by two race-specification electric motors, fed by a lightweight hydrogen fuel cell
1 March 2016

The Pininfarina H2 Speed hydrogen-powered sports car concept has been revealed at the Geneva motor show.

The new concept, described as being “halfway between a competition prototype and a production supercar,” is powered by two race-specification electric motors, fed by a lightweight hydrogen fuel cell. The concept also features a brake energy recuperation system.

Pininfarina says the powertrain has taken two years to develop and test, and claims that the H2 Speed is “the first hydrogen high-performance track car in the world.”

Along with its efficiency-focussed powertrain, the H2 Speed features bodywork styled to increase aerodynamic efficiency. Designed specifically around the hydrogen technology, Pininfarina took inspiration from racing cars, aiming to produce something that displayed beauty, as well as extreme performance.

Design cues include a racy roof design, joining the top of the car to the large rear spoiler just like an LMP racer, with sporty touches such as the sleek front splitter and angular rear diffuser.

According to the company, the sound of the vehicle is completely unique and has a different tone from that of current conventional electric cars. The unique sound has been put down to the use of its compressor technology, creating an almost silent drive, with futuristic-sounding whistles.

The company behind the hydrogen power unit, GreenGT, has specialised in the design, production and development of sustainable propulsion systems and high power performances since 2008.

Pininfarina says the concept “will appeal to customers who love speed, performance and innovation and who are, at the same time, attracted by the typical exclusivity of a Pininfarina-designed vehicle produced in limited series”.

Danni Bagnall 

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1 March 2016
The H2 Speed is “the first hydrogen high-performance track car in the world.” ..... and last


Hydrogen cars just went POP

5 March 2016
You need to THINK my friend. Hydrogen is going to rule in 10 years - batteries were an emergency package from manufacturers because they were so far behind the immission curve. BMW HONDA AUDI TOYOTA HYUNDAI to mention just a few - all have ON THE ROAD hydrogen cars. There is only the issue of a proper network for refuelling. WATER ..thats all mate smelly noxious diesels or polluting petrol or all electric (which use more energy (electricity) than petrol or diesel to make em go. WAKE up to the real future and your kids and grandkids health. This car shown here is amazing and once the designers stop trying to be super car and do it for Joe Shyte in the street the better

what's life without imagination

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