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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.

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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”.



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