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Hydrogen-Powered Aston Martin Rapide to Debut in 2013

British automaker Aston Martin will celebrate its centenary with two very special models, one of which is a hydrogen-powered Rapide version.
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The car is set to debut at this year's 24 Hours of Nurburgring race, where it will attempt to set the very first "race-pace zero emissions lap" on 100 percent hydrogen power, Autocar reports.

However, the 500 horsepower Aston Martin Rapide will compete on the famous German track as a bi-fuel car, and will run on gas for about 20 percent of the race.

Aston Martin boss Ulrich Bez also revealed that his company will show a V12 Vantage-based open sportscar at the Nurburgring as well. The two-seater will be named CC100 and will see only two examples being built, one to celebrate the brand's centenary, and the other to commemorate Aston Martin's 1959 DBR1 Nurburgring 1000km victory, with Stirling Moss behind the wheel.

Two more Aston Martin concepts will be unveiled at Pebble Beach later this year.


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