It may look like a bodged VUHL 05 but this racecar, built by university students, is very different as it runs off purely off hydrogen!
The new racecar is equipped with a fuel cell system. This mean hydrogen and oxygen react together producing electrical energy. This energy is used to power two electric motors with a combined power output of 190 kW (260hp). The car can hold 3kg of hydrogen in two tanks, which means the car can run on full power for 30 minutes, after which the tanks can be refueled in 3 minutes. The students from Delft University of Technology, want to use this car to demonstrate the potential and role that hydrogen can play in the future of mobility both on the track and on the road.
Now that the car has been finished, the student team wants to prove the power of hydrogen to the world. After a thorough test phase, the most important lap records for hydrogen cars will be challenged, starting with the circuit of Zandvoort in The Netherlands. The highlight for a lap record of a hydrogen powered vehicle will be at the fearsome and relentless Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany where the worlds finest cars are pushed to their breaking points. Besides going after records, the Forze race team wants to take part in the Dutch Caterham Cup, challenging the traditional petrol powered Caterhams.