Test Drive the First Ever Hydrogen Racecar

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Written by Sam Jemielity | April 16, 2015

Considering that perhaps the most common use of the word “hydrogen” over the last century came right before the word “bomb,” I’m not sure I’d be so excited to hop into a race car fueled by this gas. But I’m assuming the students from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands must know what they’re doing – or at least have convinced the driver in this video that is the case.

Putting their big brains to work in a very cool way, students from the university formed the Forze H2 Hydrogen Electric Racing team, and set off to build hydrogen-powered vehicles.

They’ve finally lifted the curtain on their latest creation, the Forze VI, supposedly the world’s first hydrogen race car. Based on a Lotus 7 type frame (according to the team’s website), the Forze VI can clock 0-100 km/h in sub-4 seconds and top out at ~130 mph.

Based on this short clip, we don’t doubt it. The footage from inside the roll cage is particularly badass. What the heck: I need to learn how to say “I want to try!” in Dutch. If I go kaboom on a test run, I’ll die happy.

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