Aston Martin Rapide S - First Hidrogen Powered Racecar
Aston Martin and Alset Global hydrogen experts managed to develop a prototype twin turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine, capable of running on gasoline, hydrogen gas and a mix of the two as well. While in pure hydrogen mode, the car will emit zero CO2 gas, as the only thing that will come out of the tailpipes will be water droplets.
The system features a hydrogen fuel rail, storage tanks and modified engine management system to control the combustion process in each driving mode. The hydrogen tanks are made from ultra-high strength carbon fiber and contains a total of 3.5 kg of hydrogen at a pressure of 350 bar.
Aston Martin’s hybrid Rapide S will make its debut at the 41st ADAC Zurich 24 hours Nurburgring race next month.
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