Sleek and aerodynamic, the BMW H2R ("Hydrogen Record Car") is one of the first of a new breed of racecars specially adapted to run on liquid hydrogen fuel. Conceived and developed in just 10 months, it has already set nine international speed records at the Miramas Proving Grounds in France.
The H2Râ€™s 6.0-liter V-12 engine, which draws on BMW's advanced Valvetronic and Double-VANOS technology, is based on the 760iâ€™s gasoline-fueled powerplant. This H2-powered high performer generates 232 horsepower, helping it to achieve a top speed of over 187 mph.
On the high-speed track at Miramas the BMW H2R set nine international and FIA-ratified records with hydrogen combustion engines.
- Maximum speed: 300.175 km/h
Flying-start kilometre: 11.99 s 187.62 mph