Ford is planning an assault on the speed record for fuel cell cars at Bonneville this August, in a specially made Fusion Hydrogen 999. The record the Ford team is going for is the world speed record for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) fuel cell cars; that is cars substantially based on a production car from a major manufacturer. The Fusion is a US saloon that’s in no way related to the lanky Fiesta of the same name we get here in Europe. Even so, this is no ordinary Fusion."We have made some modifications to the body to make it more aerodynamic," said lead engineer Matt Zuehlk. "The 999 is much lower to the ground. There are no mirrors on the vehicle, and the traditional grille in the front that lets air into the radiator is not there because we don't have a radiator onboard."Ford is making the Hydrogen 999 in collaboration with a team from Ohio State University. While they’re at Bonneville, they will also be making an attempt on the speed record for "unlimited class fuel cell vehicles", in a contraption called the Buckeye Bullet 2.This bespoke machine looks much more like traditional speed record vehicles such as the JCB DieselMax. It uses hydrogen that supplies two fuel cells that power electric motors. Its predecessor, Buckeye Bullet 1, currently holds the international land speed record for electric vehicles at 271.737mph, but it has hit 321mph. This time around they’re planning to hit 350mph.