Solution f and Saleen partner to develop hydrogen engines for future Saleen street road


During a press conference held on the sidelines of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, French engine manufacturer Solution F announced today the signing of a partnership agreement with Saleen Automotive to supply an all-new twin-turbo V6 for the American manufacturer’s future road-going supercars.


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  • Foenix H2 on track at Le Mans on Saturday at 12:30


Announced on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in the Hydrogen Village of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the presence of Éric Boudot (GCK) and Steve Saleen (Saleen Automotive), the partnership agreement between Solution F and Saleen Automotive will involve the delivery of this newly developed engine to power future Saleen supercars for the street. This V6 twin-turbo engine, under development is environmentally friendly with a low carbon footprint, and has the ability to operate on both hydrogen and traditional/synthetic fuels. Solution F will design, manufacture, and develop this engine at its French site in Venelles, with technical support from its partner Motul, which will supply specific lubricants.


The French-American partnership will initially involve the co-development of an experimental car based on the Foenix H2, and powered by a hydrogen combustion engine, which will be demonstrated in the United States toward the end of 2024. This vehicle will be used for testing and development of this new engine technology, in addition to promotion at public events, such as cars shows and motor races.



For Solution F, this industrial opportunity is a natural progression of the work carried out over several years on hydrogen combustion engines. This near-zero-emission technology will demonstrate its potential during a demonstration lap by the Foenix H2 and its hydrogen engine this Saturday at 12:30 PM, just before the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


Éric Boudot, Chairman of GCK Group, said,


The nearly 40 years of experience in the engine field acquired by Éric Chantriaux, the founder of Solution F, and his technical team is a significant asset in the deployment of the GCK Group’s hydrogen strategy. We’re proud to scale up to industrial production and to participate in creating the first dualfuel supercar in history, sharing our technical expertise in hydrogen with a prestigious manufacturer like Saleen.”


Steve Saleen, Chairman of Saleen Automotive, said,


We believe the long term solution for transportation will
be multi-faceted where hydrogen and synthetic fuels are the future in environmentally friendly engines, while still offering the ultimate in performance, and traditional fueling convenience



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