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Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car

Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car

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The ‘Green Machine’ is being unleashed. Aston Martin has unveiled the Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car. It will debut at the 41st annual ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race next month, becoming the first hydrogen-powered car to compete in an international event. It will also be the first zero CO2 emissions car to complete a race pace lap at the Nürburgring 24-hour race.

The race car features a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine. The engine can run on hydrogen, gasoline, or a combination of the two. The Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S has four hydrogen holding tanks are made from high-strength carbon fiber. This allows the tanks to hold a total of 7.7 pounds of hydrogen at over 5,000 psi. Aston developed the prototype fuel system in conjunction with Alset Global, a company with plenty of prior experience in hydrogen engines.

Aston Martin says the Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S reach 190 mph and accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds.

And we should mention it looks marvelous.

So, could we see an Aston production car in the future? The company says nothing is in the works, but acknowledges the technology has “great potential”.