Professional Motorsport World has bestowed upon the Aston Martin Rapide S (pictured above), the prestigious Powertrain of the Year award. Representatives for Alset Global and Aston Martin received the award in Cologne, Germany on November 12, 2013.
According to the press release, “The Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S was the most powerful hydrogen-powered auto ever and became the first to complete zero CO2 emissions laps at an international motor race when it completed the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24-Hour race in May 2013.
“Alset Global and Aston Martin made history with the prototype, twin-turbo Aston Martin Rapide S race auto, featuring a Hybrid Hydrogen system developed by Alset Global. The system, which allowed the auto to run on pure gasoline or hydrogen or a blend of both according to the driving situation, comprises a hydrogen fuel supply system, tank and proprietary engine management system.”
I’ve talked about the Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S several times in the past. Both Alset Global and Aston Martin are bullish on the dual fuel, hydrogen-gasoline vehicle as transitional technology going forward. And the path that they are blazing will most likely have many more followers in the future.