Great British Sportscars has unveiled an exciting new arrival this week in the shape of the Low Carbon 4WD EV Sportscar.

The GBS team, led by Richard Hall, have been working behind the scenes on this one for the past few years.

A collaboration with two other partner companies the brief called for an all-new low-carbon supercar, with the project focused on a zero-emission, high-performance supercar for low-volume production.

The project has been supported by Innovative UK whose involvement has been a key part in the GBS journey towards EV zero emissions, collaborative R&D nature of the project has allowed GBS as a smaller niche vehicle manufacturer to push the boundaries of technology and design, while increasing the company’s skills and engineering expertise in low carbon technologies.

This has allowed accelerated progress of their low-carbon technologies toward volume production. Richard told me: “This project pulls together a number of previous R&D programmes and development into one exciting concept car, that was designed to provide a concept/engineering platform for future projects with leading sportscar performance and establish a superior position of zero-emission vehicles in the market.”

Now for the nuts and bolts of it! The car features a four-wheel drive electric system with 220kW and 980Nm per motor fitted to each corner giving in excess of 1100bhp and a weight of 1100kg, fitted into a lightweight carbon-fibre monocoque chassis, giving true supercar performance with zero emissions.


GBS was responsible for the overall vehicle design and packaging including the design and manufacture of the new lightweight chassis using their innovative low-cost carbon fibre processing technology that has been developed in-house. They also developed the vehicle styling, interior and ancillary system for the prototype.

The project has integrated four Yuasa P750 motors with torque vectoring for increased control and performance and they have worked closely with Yuasa on the development and use of their motor controllers.

The lithium-ion batteries are dual chemistry set up with pouch cells from A123 giving the car a combined 60Kw hours and the ability for rapid charging and extremely high output from the high voltage system.

Looking to the short term they are now looking for investment and partners to bring the car to market as a British electric supercar offering. Visit their YouTube to see more on this project – GBS YouTube Channel.

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