Video: the hydrogen fuel cell record at the Nürburgring by Jan Lammers

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.

 

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Tim is co-founder of ElectricAutosport.com and works in international motorsport. He found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Tim operates on behalf of Formula Blue Media.

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