BMW H2R - World's Fastest Hydrogen Car

Posted: Sep 23 2004, 1:06pm EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:59pm CDT , in Other Stuff


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BMW H2R - World's fastest Hydrogen Car

The BMW H2R set nine international speed records for internal combustion powered vehicles using hydrogen as a fuel at the Miramas high-speed Proving Grounds in France.

The H2R Record Car, using a version of BMW's proven 12-cylinder 6-liter power plant, currently available in the 760i and 760Li Sedans, develops 232- horsepower using liquid hydrogen fuel. This translates into a 0 - 60 mph acceleration in under 6 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. With flying start the BMW HR2 can reach 300km/h.
More details in BMW Press-Release.

About Hydrogen:
Hydrogen is extracted either from fossil fuels like natural gas or by applying electrical power to water molecules. Ecologically, the problem of finding a regenerating source of primary energy remains.
See also Reuters Story on Yahoo

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