5 Sports Car Stunners You’ll Be Shocked To Learn Are Hybrids

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5 Sports Car Stunners You’ll Be To Learn Are Hybrids

Toss your thoughts of what a car should be. Beginning in 2014, like Porsche. Ferrari and BMW be putting electric motors gas engines in sports cars can tear up the track as well as the environment (or at least hurt it


Hybrids will no longer be to the driveways of Toyota Prius attempting to squeeze the most out of a gallon of fuel.

Performance-hybrid may like an oxymoron, but the racing has proved that these two are not mutually exclusive. Audi races a hybrid-electric car in the FIA World Championship (formerly the American Le Series ), and Formula 1 race have harnessed the power of since 2009 .

The benefit of adding electricity to a sports car goes beyond the green advantages. Electric offer additional power, can translate into additional and potentially quicker lap times. these cars will never be the greenest machines since high performance wreaks havoc on efficiency; but cars give us hope being environmentally conscious can with driving fun.

are five sports cars we will change the way you view cars forever.

Porsche 918

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If the Carrera GT was a temperamental, cat ready to draw its claws and at a moment’s notice, then the 918 is its domesticated sibling. With a 887 horsepower from a burly V8 engine and two electric motors, the drive 918 Spyder is still a animal at heart.

But as Chris Harris from the channel /Drive learned a test drive, the 918 Spyder can be

While Porsche’s quoted mph time of 2.5 seconds and top speed in of 211 mph certainly get our blood flowing, one of the 918 neatest tricks is its plug-in This is a car that can go up to 18 miles on power alone. And though the of its 608-horsepower internal combustion certainly takes a toll on a 918 Spyder propelled solely by can still manage to scoot to 60 mph than a normal gas-powered BMW .

Starting at 845,000, the 918 Spyder is a performance-hybrid for the rich. Fortunately, the looks are so intoxicating it’s a to catch even a peek at the voluptuous fenders and arching end.

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Not to be outdone by Porsche, Ferrari is set to its tediously named LaFerrari. those of you who don’t parlate . LaFerrari is Italian for the Ferrari. ) the Porsche, the LaFerrari is a hybrid; unlike the 918 Spyder, the Ferrari not have the ability to drive on power alone.

Ferrari the hybrid’s gasoline-electric system and claims that it was designed to electric-only driving in future models.

For now, the system curb emissions and, with the LaFerrari’s 6.3-liter V12 produces an incredible 963 horsepower. shy of the Bugatti Veyron Super ‘s mind-boggling 1,200 but the LaFerrari will also a good deal less the big Bug.

Just as the 918 Spyder the long-dormant supercar spot in model hierarchy from the GT, the LaFerrari effectively replaces the Ferrari’s supercar in the early

With only 499 LaFerraris set to be and each already purchased at a of 1.4 million. the chances of seeing, yet owning, a LaFerrari are slim.

P1

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If you grew up in the ’90s, you probably knew about the F1. The supercar, which boasted a top of more than 240 mph. was the car of its time, gracing the walls of boys who grew up obsessed Power Rangers and Tim Burton’s

Now, McLaren has unveiled its for the 21st century. Called the P1. 903-horsepower gasoline-electric hybrid a terminal velocity of only 217 a good deal less its legendary predecessor; however, the says the P1 can go from 0-186 mph a 5 seconds quicker than the F1. that for progress?.

Like the 918 Spyder, the P1 is a plug-in It can travel over 6 miles on before the twin-turbo V8 steps in.

375 P1 models will be produced, and will cost more 1 million. Still, we’re McLaren will one day employ its technology in more affordable

BMW i8

The BMW i8’s 362-horsepower gasoline-electric will take it from mph in 4.4 seconds, according to BMW. The also claims that the slick shape, thin and a teeny, turbocharged, three-cylinder gas work together with the motor to achieve 94 miles per

BMW promises the i8 will manage 155 mph as a plug-in hybrid, will be to go up to 22 miles on electricity alone.

a starting price of 135,700, or one-sixth the price of a Porsche 918 the i8 certainly makes a case for a bargain in the spectrum of hybrid cars. Plus, it’s the production car to have laser .

Acura NSX

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So far, we’ve seen the Acura NSX in concept And what we’ve seen, we

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