Forze presents the new Forze VII
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 supercar. Several months later, the Forze VII will now be presented 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 10.00am at the TT Circuit in Assen. During this presentation, Formula 1 driver Jan Lammers will do the honors.
Lammers is excited about the Forze VII: “It is important that our country is aware of the alternatives of fossil fuels. Naturally, this hydrogen race car will battle against fossil fueled cars: hydrogen is an alternative with unlimited possibilities, unlike the limited amount of fossil fuel. I will follow the news of Forze with much interest.”
“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.
0-100 km/h <4 seconds
Topspeed 210 km/h
Fuel Cell power 100 kW (135 hp)
Boost power 200 kW (270 hp)
Weight 1100 kg
Size 4,6 x 1,90 m