5 Amazing Hybrid Supercars, or are they Hypercars?
Hybrid supercars are a rare breed, but they’re also some of the most innovative cars on the market. While many hybrid vehicles have been criticized for being underpowered and overpriced, these five hybrid supercar, (or are they hypercars?) show how hybrids can be just as fast as their all-gasoline counterparts, and faster..
The McLaren P1 is a hybrid supercar that boasts a combined output of 904 horsepower and 663 lb.-ft., making it one of the most powerful production road cars ever built. Its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine produces 727 horsepower, while its electric motor generates 177 horsepower. The McLaren P1 is also fitted with four driving modes: eco, normal, sport, and track modes. The car’s performance can be further enhanced using its Drag Reduction System (DRS), which increases downforce by lowering the car’s front body section at speeds over 50 mph (80 km/h). The McLaren P1 was designed by Frank Stephenson who drew inspiration from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s (FIA) Group C race cars of the 1980s. It made its world premiere at the 2012 Paris Motor Show before entering limited production later that year. Since then it has received numerous awards including “Supercar of 2013” from Top Gear UK magazine where it was awarded 10 out 10 stars for performance as well as being named amongst Time Magazine’s top twenty most influential sports cars since 1923.
Porsche 918 Spyder
Using a V8 engine, electric motor and battery pack, the Porsche 918 Spyder has an electric-only top speed of 93 mph. In full-electric mode it can travel up to 16 miles on a single charge. This means you can drive across town in all-electric mode and then switch to hybrid mode once you get out of town whenever you want it. It’s like having two cars in one!
The Porsche 918 Spyder is also the fastest hybrid supercar out there with a top speed of 214 mph when using full gasoline power and 215 mph when using all electricity as well as being able to shift between both modes seamlessly with no noticeable loss of performance. That’s faster than many non-hybrid supercars!
And because it uses both gasoline and electricity, this means that your mileage will vary depending on how much driving you do each day – if only one person drives their car every day then they might not need a hybrid at all!
When it comes to hybrids, the Koenigsegg Regera has pretty much everything you could ask for. It’s a hybrid supercar with a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, paired with three electric motors making 1,500 horsepower in total. The 7-speed dual clutch gearbox means there’s no shifting required—you just press the accelerator and go!
If you’re looking for a car that can give you an adrenaline rush while being environmentally conscious, this is the perfect option for you!
Ferrari LaFerrari is a hybrid supercar that was first unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Featuring a V12 engine, a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, electric motors and KERS energy regeneration system, Ferrari LaFerrari can reach 62 mph in 2.4 seconds and 124 mph in 6.8 seconds. With a power output of 950 hp, Ferrari LaFerrari has an electronically limited top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).
Aston Martin Valkyrie
The Aston Martin Valkyrie, which carries a price tag of $3.2 million, is the most expensive car on this list. The hypercar is built by Aston Martin, Red Bull, and Williams. It has an 8.0-liter V12 engine that produces 1,100 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 225 mph (362 km/h). It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds flat!
Why are these the five best hybrid supercars on the market?
The McLaren P1 has been in production since 2013 and is still one of the best hybrids on the market. It’s a mid-engine supercar with four electric motors and 903 horsepower, which means it can get from 0 to 60 mph in 2 seconds flat. The Porsche 918 Spyder is another hybrid worth considering—it has a whopping 887 horsepower, but it also comes with a removable roof that allows you to enjoy the open air while driving.
The Koenigsegg Regera boasts 1,500 horsepower and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds! The Ferrari LaFerrari was first released back in 2013, but remains an excellent choice for those looking for something new or wanting something extra special. Also consider checking out Aston Martin’s Valkyrie when you’re ready for your next ride—it’s not quite as powerful as some other models but does boast 1,130 horsepower and goes from 0-60 MPH in 2 seconds flat (which is pretty much like flying).
We’re not sure if we’re ready for the future of hybrid supercars, but we know that it will be bright and beautiful. Hopefully, this list has given you some insight into what these machines are all about and which one may be right for your needs. If only we could afford one.