We have seen the future of supercars, and many of them are hybrids, including the Peugeot Onyx above. Sure, hybrids are associated with such vehicles as the Toyota Prius, but these supercars are far from slow. Continue reading to see them all.
5. Kepler MOTION
MOTION, Kepler Motors first and only hybrid supercar made its debut at the 2009 Dubai International Motor Show. Fast forward to present day, the company is set to hand assemble 50 of the beauties, which are powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 Ford EcoBoost engine that produces 550hp, mated to two electric motors up front generating 250hp total.
4. Lexus LF-LC
The vehicle’s exterior and interior styling was created by the Calty Design Research center in Newport Beach, California, and features the brand’s signature spindle-shaped grille. It sports a front-engine, rear-wheel drive drivetrain layout, which incorporates a next-generation Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive system. The interior features a remote touchscreen control system linked to two LCD displays. Smartphone-size touchscreens are placed on the door armrests for additional controls.
3. Peugeot Onyx
First unveiled at this year’s Paris Motor Show, the Peugeot Onyx is boosted by a powerful yet efficient 3.7L V8 diesel engine and an electric motor to deliver an impressive 680 horsepower. This vehicle’s drivetrain was originally developed for the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP, a non street legal race car that won the Le Mans 24 hour race in 2009.
2. BMW i8
BMW’s stunning i8 Spyder is a plug-in hybrid with a three cylinder turbodiesel engine, mated to two electric motors producing 139hp. This combination allows the roadster to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.8 seconds, and obtain 75.1MPG. Its all-electric range is 50 km (31 mi), and the 24-litre diesel tank extends the total vehicle range to up to 700 km (430 mi).
1. Porsche 918 Spyder
The sleek Porsche 918 Spyder is basically a mid-engined sports plug-in hybrid powered by a 4.6L V8 engine that generates 580hp, paired with two electric motors delivering an additional 243hp. Not just a concept, Porsche plans to manufacture 918 units as a 2014 model, with deliveries scheduled to begin in December 2013.