Video: Hyundai Will Also Build The World's Fastest Sports Car - Albeit On Hydrogen
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
Hyundai has joined Forze Hydrogen Racing to build the world's fastest fuel cell car. According to the plans of the alliance, the car should be able to accelerate faster than 300 km / h.
- The weight of the prototype, called Forze IX, will not exceed one and a half tons. According to the developers' calculations, an all-wheel drive car will spend less than 3 seconds on acceleration to 100 km / h. If all calculations can be confirmed in practice, Forze IX will be officially called the fastest hydrogen car in the world, Hyundai already considers the upcoming achievement "a major breakthrough in environmentally friendly motorsport." The car will be ready for launches in 2022.
Forze Hydrogen Racing is essentially a student body: the team includes about 60 students from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Engineers at Hyundai's European Technical Center in Rüsselsheim will provide technical and consulting support to the project. One of the leaders of the center called Forze "a team of brightest minds with a proven track record of using fuel cells on the racetrack." One of the cars previously built as part of the Forze project has already achieved an achievement: it passed the Nürburgring in less than 11 minutes, setting a record for a fuel cell car.
- Hyundai also has a hydrogen record. The Nexo fuel cell crossover in 2019 was able to accelerate to 170.8 km / h on Lake Bonneville, which was called the best achievement in the class.