Pininfarina H2 Speed to Go into Limited Production Run
Back at the Geneva Auto Show in March, Pininfarina was showing off an absolutely beautiful concept car called the H2 Speed. This “gentleman’s racer” was nothing but a concept when we first saw it. As it turns out Pininfarina has plans to actually build this sexy zero-emission race car in a very limited number for the very wealthy to enjoy at the track.
The Pininfarina H2 Speed will be built in a production run of just ten units and will be drivable only on a racetrack. The cars will be built on a Le Mans Prototype 2 racing chassis that is homologated and legal for FIA competition. The production version will have a pair of electric motors making around 500 hp at the rear wheels, and power will be stored in a hydrogen fuel cell, just like in the concept design. This drivetrain will be produced by GreenGT.
Pininfarina hopes to have a functional prototype car in hand by early 2017, and to complete the first production cars 12 to 14 months after that. Each example will sell for around $2.5 million, and chances are there will be little or no money made on these cars. I can’t wait to see how well the H2 actually performs on track.