The first ever hydrogen-powered car has recently lapped the famous German track, the Nurburgring, as the carmaker is getting ready to enter the H2-powered hybrid in the 24-Hour race this month.
The Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S is the first ever hydrogen-powered car to take a lap around the Nurburgring. The model was actually driven by the company’s chief executive officer, Ulrich Bez, who made a four-hour run on the track. The test drive meant the preparation of the company for the 24-Hour race at the Nurburgring on the 19th of May.
“I am incredibly proud of the Aston Martin team, and our partners Alset Global. 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 Nürburgring in three weeks’ time”, as Ulrich Bez said.
The Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S is powered by a 6.0 liter V12 engine, which can run on either gasoline, hydrogen or a combination of both. Performance details on Aston Martin’s “green” racer haven’t been announced yet, for obvious reasons, but we can tell you that the model is based on the 550 HP Rapide S.