Electric Race Car Prototype Prepped – Range-Extended LeMans Racer Coming Soon
Automotive Technology InMotion in the Netherlands is preparing for the 24hours of Le Mans in the ‘Garage 56’ class with a range-extended racer.
While the Le Mans racer isn’t build yet, InMotion presents an all-electric prototype called KP&T IM/e. The electric drivetrain consists of two YASA motors, while the Le Mans racer will be equipped with four motors (and a range-extender so that it will be able to finish the race).
KP&T IM/e is pretty quick with 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in under 3 seconds and a top speed at 285 km/h (177 mph).
“The KP&T IM/e is the first fully in-house developed race car from InMotion. This electric car is a very important milestone for the ultimate goal: participation in the 24 hour of Le Mans.
The KP&T IM/e is used to test and develop several groundbreaking technologies for the Future Le Mans racer. The car features 3D printed titanium parts, active aerodynamics and an electric drivetrain.
Furthermore, the car will be used in attempts to break the electric lap records at dutch Zandvoort track and the Nürburgring Nordschleife.”
The whole project is backed by the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Fontys University of Applied Sciences.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds
Top speed of 285 km/h
Designed for track records
Usage of materials like carbon-fiber and 3D printed titanium
Total horsepower: 545 bhp
Weight: 658 kg
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.83 bhp/kg”
Revealing the KP&T IM/e (Official Teaser)
[Road to Le Mans] KP&T IM/e unveiling 1/4: Origin
[Road to Le Mans] KP&T IM/e unveiling 2/4: Development
[Road to Le Mans] KP&T IM/e unveiling 3/4: Passion
[Road to Le Mans] KP&T IM/e unveiling 4/4: Event