GM Chaparral Volt Concept

Garage: Concept Cars

GM Chaparral Volt concept was designed for the 2025 revival of the LA Times Grand Prix. This amazing concept was created for the 2008 LA Auto Show Design Challenge.

GM Chaparral Volt uses advanced EREV propulsion, energy collection, generation and management system to create an entirely new category of racing – the eco-triathlon.

GM Chaparral Volt collects and generates its own energy from three different clean, renewable and abundant California resources: Earth, Wind and Fire.

GM Chaparral Volt Concept

Earth (Geologic)
Gravity and momentum-capture regeneration and aero-thermal resistance provide astounding levels of braking efficiency in addition to active energy regeneration.

GM Chaparral Volt Concept

Wind (Aero-Thermal)
Building on the legendary Chaparral 2J, the Volt utilizes rear turbine extractors for power cell cooling, down force and (in reversed direction) a combination of aero-assist braking and energy regeneration.

GM Chaparral Volt Concept

Fire (Radiant Sunlight)
Integrated thin-film PV panels for the racer’s body and team support unit takes advantage of Southern California’s most abundant resource, the sun, and converts it for use as the Chaparral Volt’s primary energy source.

GM Chaparral Volt Concept