Hyundai Motor announced its collaboration with Forze Hydrogen Racing, a team of students that designs, builds and competes with hydrogen electric racing vehicles to promote fuel cell mobility. Undoubtedly, a project that could well end with the Korean brand competing in resistance tests as 24 Hours of Le Mans, although this is just speculation ...
The Forze team consists of more than 60 students from the Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft University of Technology) in the Netherlands, with a very comprehensive academic track record. They work one year full or part time to gain experience at Forze and in particular in the field of hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Hyundai will collaborate with Forze to continue pushing the boundaries of fuel cell mobility. The students of the Forze team will have the knowledge, experience and support of the engineers of the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center (HMETC) in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
"Forze is a fascinating team made up of some of the youngest and brightest minds, who have a proven reputation for bringing fuel cell mobility to the race track.", Explain Tyrone johnson, Head of Vehicle Development at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center.
“Hyundai is pleased to begin this collaboration with Forze. We will build on our leadership in fuel cell mobility and Forze's ambition to take hydrogen to the next level, and together we will push the boundaries of what is possible in developing zero-emission racing. ", Agregó.
Forze is in full development of the Forze IXA prototype that aims to be the fastest fuel cell electric race car in the world and will be a breakthrough in sustainable racing.
The Forze IX will have a maximum speed of 300 km/h and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in less than three seconds. Weighing 1.500 kg, the Forze IX will carry two fuel cell systems with a combined total power of 240 kW, and an accumulator with a maximum boost power of 600 kW, and four-wheel drive.