Ford Aiming to Break the Fuel Cell Car Speed Record

This is the Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999, the fuel cell-powered car that Ford is hoping will break some records at Bonneville. The green speeding machine just might be able to smash the world land speed record for a production-based fuel cell-powered vehicle. Phew, I'd like to see how they fit that on the trophy.

Ford will be teaming up with Ohio State University, Ballard and Roush to build and engineer the hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. The Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 was designed by Ford engineers and put together by Roush. Ohio State students will be providing a 770 horsepower electric motor, while Ballard is supplying the hydrogen fuel cells.
Rick Byrnes, a veteran Bonneville racer, will pilot the Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 car on its record attempt. [AutoblogGreen]