Thursday, September 23, 2004

BMW Unveils World's Fastest Hydrogen-Powered Car



PARIS (Reuters) - German luxury carmaker BMW unveiled the world's fastest hydrogen-powered car at the Paris auto show on Wednesday, dubbed the H2R, capable of exceeding 300 kilometers (185 miles) per hour.

"Our drive toward the future is called hydrogen," BMW management board member Burkhard Goeschel said before the tarp slowly slipped off the teardrop-shaped body of the sleek race car.


I hate to pop their little Hindenburg hydrogen bubble, but 185 mph is not very fast anymore. The electric powered "White Lightning" traveled 245 mph five years ago. I am glad that BMW is pushing the envelope of technology, but let's wait until they've actually achieved something before we go all gaga here.



Besides, which of these little creme puffs can handle a real road with real bumps and potholes? Neither I say.

PS - The real horror of the Hindenburg was all the petroleum products burning in the skin, the hydrogen was gone in less than a heartbeat...

6 comments:

The Moody Minstrel said...

You're just jealous.

Don Snabulus said...

Jealous because my soapbox racer only goes 100 mph. (not)

DewKid said...

Hydrogen cars. Hell, I'm a redneck American, and need a car with MEAT. Plenty of MEAT. ... and not a car, a TRUCK! A Big A*s Meat Colored Truck that I can drive around town and park on TOP of wimpy a*s cars that run on hydrogen. MmmmmmMEAT!

Anonymous said...

Meat colored? I want meat powered! The Soylent Car. It ruuuuuuuuuns on peeeeeeeeeeople!

Anonymous said...

Raving Maniac:

I'd rather have one that runs OVER people!

Huhuhuhuhuhuhahahahahaaaaaaaaaabrtlk***!!!?

ElTigris said...

they already got that ..its called an SUV *chuckles* specifically the Ahhnold car... the Hummer. Its all kind of all trivial really. Hydrogen powered cars are not that technically hard to produce barring the storage problem. The change over in internal combustion is pretty easy. The main problem as we discussed before is the cost of producing it as a fuel. Energy is required at the first step. Hydrogen is a chemical energy "sink" not a fuel.