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GreenGT H2 gets 2013 Le Mans entry

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    Overnight, the ACO have announced that the Swiss-made GreenGT HS prototype will be given an entry to the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, replacing the DeltaWing under the Garage 56 regulations for experimental vehicles:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/100085

    The GreenGT uses a hydrogen fuel cell, and was one of the first entries considered for Garage 56 this year, standing in as a reserve for the DeltaWing. I find its inclusion interesting, given the discussions about sports cars using Formula 1 engines from 2014.

    Here is a picture of the GreenGT:

    http://www.endurance-info.com/2012_Le_Mans/GreenGT2.jpg

    It’s certainly striking, I guess.

    #202523
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    What happened to the Deltawing?

    Scratch that, I see you mean it takes the experimental spot next year. Ignore me please.

    #202524
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    It certainly is striking!
    Nissan/Deltawing will race this year, and Green GT next year.

    #202525
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    It’s still a valid question – what will happen to the DeltaWing? It doesn’t fit any regulations outside Garage 56. I think it will be taking part in ALMS, but what it really needs is its own series. Or perhaps Garage 56 could be expanded out to be a series in itself. Perhaps the XLMS, or Experimental Le Mans Series.

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    I suppose the future of the Deltawing rests on how successful it is this year. If it is really successful, there might be a new series or allowances in existing series for low drag cars of its ilk.

    #202527
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    On another note, that Green GT is one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever seen. A combination of LMP, road car, and several marine creatures.

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