Project chiefs confirm yet another change of direction
The Perrinn prototype programme has been through many guises over the past few years. First it was a straight, new-for-2014 LMP1 car. Then a fan-led and open-source prototype. Then that concept was dropped in favour of Formula 1. Then it was a non-hybrid LMP1 machine, which supposedly had two paying customers. Except the actual payment part failed to materialise.
Its most recent iteration is as an all-electric prototype using three Formula E motors. It will also have autonomous capabilities. A top speed of more than 220mph is predicted.
It will remain open-source, so all files, drawings and calculations will be in the public domain. Those behind the project hope that will increase development speed and help the car ‘remain at the cutting edge of technology and design’.
Elsewhere, the Panoz EV Le Mans project has been canned in favour of a road car programme with Green 4U.
This was confirmed shortly before company founder Don Panoz’s death in September.
A Swift Land-Rover
Sir, I recently drove my Peugeot 504 estate ear, at no less than the legal limit, down the M3 motorway when a military vehicle, not unlike the old forward-control Land…
Historic racing news
Saloon aces on parade Touring car champions to star at historic events | By Paul Lawrence The boom in popularity of the current British Touring Car Championship – and the…
The month in Motor Sport
August 17: Rene Dreyfus, one of the last survivors from motor racing's Golden Age, passes away in his adopted New York, aged 88. 17: NASCAR drivers finish testing at Indianapolis,…