Aston Martin Made the First Hydrogen-Powered Lap of Nurburgring
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ulrich Bez successfully drove the Aston Martin Rapide S last weekend on the Nurburgring, testing the car before it will be raced next month in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.
“I am incredibly proud of the Aston Martin team, and our partners Alset Global,” Bez said. “We have written a little motorsport history with this qualifying lap as well as finishing the four-hour race on hydrogen and, of course, it bodes extremely well for our participation in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring in three weeks’ time.”
The car is powered by a 6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, that can run on gasoline, hydrogen or a combination of the two. It has two ultra-high-strength carbon fiber hydrogen tanks that can contain 3.5 kg of compressed gas at 350 bar. While running on pure hydrogen, the car emits virtually no CO2 gas.