How Stuff Works

Have you ever checked out HowStuffWorks.com? What an awesome site! Learn about all sorts of things, how they are put together, how they work and why they work. It’s awesome!

One of the items found there is a whole write-up about how the BMW H2R actually works. For those of you not familiar with it:

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 H2R’s mighty 6.0-liter V-12 engine, which draws on BMW’s advanced Valvetronic and Double-VANOS technology, is based on the 760i’s gasoline-fueled powerplant. This H2-powered high performer generates 232 horsepower, helping it to achieve a top speed of over 187 mph.

Yes, that’s right. Hydrogen powered V-12 race car that can go 187mph! Emissions? What emissions? Oh, you mean that trickle of water that’s coming out of the exhaust?

It’s a great read if you have a few minutes. Now, if they could only figure out a way to produce hydrogen we can use by not using a ‘dirty’ fuel.

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