Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S completes first zero-emissions test at Nurburgring

May 1st, 2013 by Road Test TV

Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S

Aston Martin has made a place for itself in the history books with a world first hydrogen-fueled zero CO2 emission lap of the 24 km Nordschleife circuit in Germany. The lap, which was completed on April 27, featured Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez at the wheel of the prototype Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S.

The test-run made by Bez comes ahead of a formal record-breaking attempt at the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring (N24) next month.

“I am incredibly proud of the Aston Martin team, and our partners Alset Global,” Bez said. “We have written a little motorsport history with this qualifying lap as well as finishing the four-hour race on hydrogen and, of course, it bodes extremely well for our participation in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring in three weeks’ time. To have run full laps on hydrogen gas alone during the four-hour event is an exceptional ‘first’. We continue to improve the system and I now hope that we can complete the 24-hour race on May 19 with many zero CO2 emission laps.”

Aston Martin will now campaign the Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S in the E1-XP experimental class at the Nürburgring 24 Hours.

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