After two and a half years of hard work, students of Delft University of Technology made a dream come true. Their own designed and built hydrogen fuel cell race car lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife track in record time. With former Formula 1 driver and Le Mans winner Jan Lammers behind the wheel, the ‘Forze VI’ wrote history to complete the circuit in a provisional time of under eleven minutes.
Despite only using half of the 100kW fuel cell power, the vehicle reached top speeds of 160 km/h. With some optimisations and tweaks, the car will theoretically reach a top speed of 220 km/h, along with a standstill to 100 km/h acceleration within a mere 4 seconds.
Just a month earlier the team made its track debut at Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands, a memorable milestone experienced first hand by ElectricAutosport.com.