The BMW H2R hit the ground running once again in 2023 at the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed. To a backdrop of cheers from the assembled fans, it successfully negotiated the challenging hill climb course.
The BMW H2R makes history in 2004
The BMW H2R wrote a new chapter in history in 2004 by recording a string of nine world records. One of the new marks it set was a top speed of over 300 km/h (186 mph), which represented virgin territory for hydrogen-powered vehicles. Its engine technology was based on the 12-cylinder unit from the BMW 760i (E65), which had been adapted to run on hydrogen. Following its record-breaking exploits, the H2R was welcomed into BMW Group Classic’s vehicle collection.
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023
It took just five months to get the BMW H2R ready for action once again at the celebrated Festival of Speed at Goodwood. A team of hydrogen experts carried out myriad tweaks and adjustments to ensure the car was fit to tackle Goodwood’s famous hill. The whole team, including driver Markus Flasch and motorcycle world champion Kevin Schwantz, gave their all to help the BMW H2R put on an impressive and more than successful show again in 2023, despite the sometimes adverse weather conditions.