Hyundai has partnered with Forze Hydrogen Racing to build the world’s fastest fuel cell electric race car.
The zero-emission Forze IX race car is expected to have a top speed of 300 km/h, and accelerate from 0-100 km/h in under three seconds, making it the fastest among its peers. Weighing 1,500 kg, the hydrogen-powered race machine will run two fuel cell systems together with an accumulator, pushing over 800 hp, and will be all-wheel drive.
Forze is an exciting team made up of over 60 students from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The bright youngsters come from various educational backgrounds and work full or parttime as a way of gaining experience in the field. Within the student team they design, build, and compete with hydrogen electric racing cars with the aim of promoting fuel cell mobility. With the new Hyundai partnership, Forze will be able to consult with engineers from Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The Forze IX race car is currently under development and will be completed by 2022.