Matador MH2: Hydrogen supercar from Slovakia

Fired by a fuel cell, the Matador MH2 super sports car delivers 600 hp with zero emissions.

Matador, super sports car, Slovakia – that needs a little explanation first. Matador was initially founded in 1905 as a tire manufacturer and is now widely positioned as a large automotive supplier. So there is no small team of inventors behind the Matador MH2, but a powerful team with plenty of automotive know-how. The Technical University of Košice (TUKE) is also on board as a development partner. However, the Matador MH2 is only a prototype with no intention of manufacturing.

Lots of glass

Visually, the MH2 with its flat carbon body is reminiscent of the Pininfarina Battista . The glass surface that stretches from the nose over the entire cockpit to far into the rear of the MH2 is impressive. The tapering front is dominated by a large radiator mouth. Ultra-flat LED light units are inserted above it. Large flaps and powerful air inlets in front of the rear wheels characterize the flanks. The rear seems to consist exclusively of a diffuser and two large rear light elements. The latter control various running light and flickering functions. If necessary, two smaller spoiler elements can be placed above them in the airflow. The flat design of the central locking light-alloy rims in the wheel arches makes the opposite claim. The mini rear view cameras also want to offer as little resistance as possible to the wind.

Fuel cell provides electricity

The drive system is based on a fuel cell and electric motors. Matador does not let us know how many there are and where they are placed, but gives a total of 600 hp. The required hydrogen is carried in numerous cylindrical pressure tanks in the rear, which can be refilled in a few minutes via a central filling nozzle. There are no range specifications, but driving performance. The MH2 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. The top speed is given as a modest 250 km/h for a super sports car.

In the cockpit, separated by a high center console, there is space for two passengers. The driver grips a steering wheel that is flattened at the top and bottom. A boost and a mode button are within thumb reach. The displays are reduced to a small digital display. On the other hand, the touchscreen in the center console, which is used for all operating functions, is all the larger. Directly below, the driver can specify the direction of the drive by touching the screen.

It is not known which direction the Matador MH2 project will take in the future. In any case, series production is not currently being considered.,


From Slovakia comes the MH2, a super sports car prototype with a fuel cell drive. However, there is currently no intention to produce it.


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