Why are Super-cars Going Hybrid?
What is a Hybrid Car?
A hybrid car is e that uses more than one means of power to operate. In other words, , it’s an automobile at runs on both gas and a operates using a silent electric motor. Hybrid’s emit very little CO2 and uses less gas.
Grand Tourer Hybrids
Super car are known as one-of-a-kind, high-performance, luxury sports cars that go incredibly long distances at high speeds.
The Lamborghini Murcielago, Audi R8 and Ferrari F355 are all categorized as Grand Tourer’s and come as a hybrid nowadays. Hybrid super cars have become more powerful than their non-hybrid counterparts. Now that’s really saying something!
The Mclaren P1, the LaFerrari and the Spyder Porsche 918 are all hybrids of this new day and age. They are fast, they are quiet and they are even more fun to drive on the freeway than before.
Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren
Ferrari has a motor for the electrics and another separate motor for the wheels It’s only 132 pounds, operates with batteries and has an additional 163 horsepower.
Porsche has designed the 918 Spyder, a tech hybrid that can reach 100MPH while the driver is actually going 15 miles an hour on electric power.
McLaren British Automaker has started to manufacture hybrid cars where the electric power can declutch on demand from the drivetrain and give the car a motor boost turbo propulsion for maximum performance similar to the Kinetic Energy Recovery System found in Formula One cars.
Does the Lack of a Super Soundtrack Matter?
McLaren and hybrid super car manufacturers are looking into how to make an electric motor vibrate and make some type of formidable sound that is possibly reminiscent of non-hybrid past super car versions. It will be interesting to see if the lack of noise these new hybrid super cars will make will be something that will deter potential buyers or not, especially since customer demand seems to be growing regarding environmental concerns and compliance with stricter car emissions standards.