The FIA ​​launches the flagship electric GT class


The International Automobile Federation (FIA) unveiled the new electric sports GT GT with the aim of pushing manufacturers to develop batteries, charging, and other technologies for high-performance cars on the road.

The maximum power of these vehicles is 430 kilowatts, which is equivalent to 577 horsepower, and a minimum weight between 1490 and 1530 kilograms.

It uses 87 kW batteries with 700 kW charging technology and regeneration, allowing cars to recover 60 percent of energy within a few minutes during a mid-race stop, according to the federation.

The electric GT class is roughly the same as the GT3 in performance and speeds (500 hp and 320 km / h).

However, the International Automobile Federation (which governs Formula 1 as well as Formula E) said: Electric GT GT cars are outpacing their combustion engine counterparts in areas such as acceleration and faster winding windings.

Manufacturers are involved in developing electric GT cars, but the FIA ​​is also using common parts to reduce cost escalation.

To that end, manufacturers can create their own battery layouts, but the lithium-ion cells are provided by Saft, a battery company owned by oil giant Total.

Another way the consortium plans to keep costs under control is to allow manufacturers to adapt the GT3 internal combustion engine platforms.

According to the International Automobile Federation, manufacturers committed to the GT3 class are able to leverage engineering and specific design elements of their existing cars and convert them to electric power.

The GT3s are often adapted from street-legal cars like the Porsche GT3 and include massive rear wings and other aerodynamic modifications to keep that power glued to the road.

Electric GT cars share those characteristics, based on photos released by the International Automobile Federation.

Other specifications include up to four electric motors, a rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, and an estimated 0-100 km / h acceleration in 2.4 seconds, with the inclusion of dynamic vehicle control, which automatically and independently adjusts the torque of each wheel.

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