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Porsche Is Going To Build A Hybrid 911

Porsche is set to continue the hybridisation of it’s model line up with a hybrid Panamera next year, the German automaker already has a hybrid Cayenne SUV on the road as well as a KERS hybrid 911 GT3 currently racing in Europe and the US. Porsche announced that they would be pursuing a production run of the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid, a show car that was very well received earlier this year and is expected to be produced in very low numbers for a very high price. Lanjut →

The Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid

Hot on the heels of their Proton hybrid platform announcement Lotus have released the above pictured Evora 414E Hybrid concept car in Geneva. The Evora has two electric motors, one for each rear wheel, and a small 1.2 litre petrol engine that is used to recharge the batteries in the industry standard plug-in gas/electric hybrid format. Exactly why Lotus chose the ugliest paint/pinstripe combination seen since the early 1970’s remains a mystery although, perhaps as a testament to the buyability of the Evora 414E, we still want one. Lanjut →

The Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid

Porsche have been moving with confident strides into the world of hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars this year at the Geneva Motorshow, the car above is the Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid and I for one am just about ready to sell my soul in order to acquire one. The Spyder uses a high-revving V8 that pumps out ~500bhp and a twin set of electric motors (one for each axle). There are 4 driving modes designed to encompass every requirement from balls-to-the-wall 7:30 second laps of the Nürburgring to a far more sedate 78 mpg efficiency mode. Lanjut →

The Ferrari 599 KERS Hybrid

Ferrari, famous for red blooded, roaring racing machines is beginning its evolution towards sustainable sports cars with the Ferrari 599 Hybrid pictured above and below. The car uses a Formula 1 derived KERS (kinetic energy recovery system), which in layman’s terms means it collects power otherwise lost during braking and makes that same power available through a “boost” button when you most need in, namely, when you are coming out of the corner you just braked into. The Ferrari uses a lithium-ion battery array positioned low on either side of the driveshaft and an electric rear transaxle (pictured below) to provide the KERS boost, Lanjut →

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