Aston Martin Hybrid-Hydrogen Rapide S to Debut at Nürburgring

April 17, 2013 / No Comments

British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin is all set to become the pioneer in hybrid-hydrogen technology. The company has announced its new Hybrid-Hydrogen Rapide S race car that is expected to debut at this year’s ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring in Germany next month.

Aston Martin Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S to Debut at Nürburgring

Hybrid-Hydrogen Rapide S is based on Aston Martin’s new four-door, four-seat sports car Rapide S and it is going to be the first hydrogen-powered car to compete in an international event. Moreover, it will be the first zero-CO2-emission sports car to complete a lap at the Nürburgring 24-hour race.

With a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine under the hood, this car is capable of running on pure gasoline, pure gaseous hydrogen, or a combination of both.

Four hydrogen tanks made of high-strength carbon fiber hold a total of 7.7 pounds of hydrogen at over 5,000 psi. While two tanks are positioned next to the driver, the other two are in the trunk of the vehicle.

The Hybrid-Hydrogen Rapide S can reach a top speed of 190 mph and it will take just 4.7 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph.