Next May, on the occasion of the ADAC 24 Hours of the Nürburgring, theAston Martin will reveal its premiere to the public hydrogen hybrid car, the Rapide S, renewed version of the supercar Aston Martin with four doors and four seats. The automotive landscape will mark a new milestone, thehydrogen hybrid of the Aston Martin will be a sports car first zero CO2 emissions to complete an endurance race such as the Nürburgring 24 Hours and is the very first hydrogen car to compete in an international event.
L'hydrogen hybrid car it will be equipped with a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, developed in collaboration with hydrogen experts from Alset Global. L'Aston Martin Rapide S it can run on gasoline and hydrogen gas. Running in "pure hydrogen ", the engineers of Aston Martin they want to demonstrate that it is possible to speed on the track without emitting a single gram of CO2: only water will come out of the car's exhaust pipe!
When we talk about hydrogen car doubts are numerous, in general it is difficult to find means for it hydrogen storage but not when it comes to small quantities and especially not when the team's mechanical engineers are involved Aston Martin: the car is equipped with four carbon fiber tanks capable of holding 3.5 kg of hydrogen at a pressure of 350 bar, so the car can be powered in "mode"pure hydrogen ", either with petrol only or with a combination of both.
We just have to wait for the ADAC 24 Hours Nürburgring competition to be held on May 19-20, the competition will involve more than 150 cars that will have the arduous task of covering a 25 km circuit that goes from the Nordschleife to the modern track. of the German Grand Prix.