Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid Completes First Zero-Emissions Lap

May 21, 2013 / No Comments

A new era has been ushered in with Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid completing its first zero-emission lap in an international motor race at the Nurburgring. At the 41st ADAC Zurich Nurburgring 24 Hours race in Germany the Rapide S has achieved this success.

Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid Completes First Zero Emissions Lap

The Aston Martin Rapide S is a large four-door saloon car powered by a twin turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine, developed with renewable energy experts Alset Global.

The Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid can achieve 0 to 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds. The vehicle attains a top speed of 190 mph.

The Hybrid Hydrogen system of the car comprises a hydrogen fuel rail, special storage tanks and a modified engine management system.

The storage system of the Rapide S consist of four ultra-high-strength carbonfibre tanks, which are capable of holding a total of 3.5kg of hydrogen stored at a pressure of 350bar.

The Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car showcases Aston Martin’s commitment to green technology.

The original Rapide S car generates 620Nm, while the hybrid version of the vehicle delivers up to 800Nm and emits virtually only water from the exhaust.