(VIDEO) The TU Delft Forze VI wants the Nurburgring record for an hydrogen vehicle!
The University of TU Delft in the Netherlands unveiled the specs of their new fuel-cell race-car powered by hydrogen, the Forze 6. Result of five years of development, here is presentation of this green cannonball which in addition to its eco-friendly powertrain features some interesting innovations.
On paper, its performances are exceptional. 0 to 100 kph is achieved in less than 4 seconds and maximum speed is listed at 220 kph, probably due to its aerodynamics both aesthetic and efficient. Two independent electric motors (one on each rear wheel) provide a combined power of 260hp in peak (190kW) for a weight of only 800kg.
As a reminder, the previous version built by the University of Delft, the Forze 5 developped only 36kW but was already fitted with a fuel cell.
The car offers some innovative technologies, such as the use of water, by-product of the chemical reaction, which serves as a coolant for the brakes. To our knowledge, this is the first time that such a system will be tested!
The Forze 6 will be built this Spring with testing during the Benelux Caterham Cup facing 200hp and 550kg Lotus 7, but it will also go for the lap record for a hydrogen vehicle on the famous Nurburgring!
The format of the Caterham Cup in Benelux in which the Forze 6 will compete is ideal for the car since the 10 races will be held in sessions of 30 minutes each.