Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S Makes Historic First Laps on the Nurburgring

Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S Makes Historic First Laps on the Nurburgring
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The Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S has made history, completing the world’s first hydrogen-fuelled zero CO2 emission lap at the Nurburgring.

The lap was completed this past weekend on Saturday, April 27, with Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez behind the wheel. It was a perfect test run according to the British automaker ahead of a formal record-breaking attempt at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring next month.

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Aston Martin engineers were using the four-hour ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup VLN series race to shake down the Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S, which will participate in the gruelling 24 hour race next month. The team looks forward to stabilizing the system to further improve the Rapide S in order to complete many more zero emission laps during the race.

When it competes next month, the Rapide S will officially become the first hydrogen-powered car to compete in an international event in addition to being the first zero CO2 emissions sports car to complete a race pace lap at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. The car will compete in the E1-XP experimental class. The race car is powered by a prototype twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine.

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