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TU Delft Student Team Unveils Forze VII Hydrogen Race Car

On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

After revealing the design on the 10th of March, TU Delft student team Forze has been working very hard to produce and realize their hydrogen race car.

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Several months later, TU Delft student team has presented the Forze VII hydrogen race car to the public for the very first time on Sunday 7th of August 2016 during the Gamma Racing Day. The official unveiling will happen at the TT Circuit in Assen.

“Tests are running well,” says team manager Rick Everaert, “although it is obvious that there is still a lot of work to do before this supercar will win races,” he continues. It is important that this car can cover long distances safely. Therefore more time for testing is needed before the Forze VII can set new world records.

The Forze VII is a hydrogen-fueled car. This means that hydrogen is tanked, which is an expertise of the new main sponsor Pitpoint. Together with oxygen from the air, this will be converted into water and electricity. The cars of Forze are the only racecars on earth which can be driven without any harmful emissions. Also, refueling is just as fast as normal fossil fuel, which is a big plus, according to team manager Everaert. Students of the TU Delft use many innovative technologies like KERS (Kinectic Energy Recovery Systems) which can be found in Formula 1 cars as well.

Specifications

– 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) <4 seconds
– Tops peed 210 km/h (130 mph)
– Fuel Cell power 100 kW (135 hp)
– Boost power 200 kW (270 hp)
– Weight 1100 kg
– Size 4,6 x 1,90 m

Forze is the hydrogen racing team of the TU Delft. The team consists of 65 students from several faculties, from aerospace to technical business management. Together, they are committed to promote hydrogen technology by designing, building and racing an innovative race car.

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