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Video of R18 e-tron Testing At Monza

May 8th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

At the 24 Hours of LeMans races, there are various different types of prototype vehicles, including diesel and hybrid-electric ones. The Le Mans-winning Audi R18 e-tron Quattro is shown here during testing at the Monza race track, reaching speeds of up to 210 mph! It exhibits a highly unique sound resembling that of a jet engine and uses a KERS hybrid system to beat out the competition. It is also loud (for those which enjoy that)


Nissan GT-R Hybrid Rumors Rise Once More

December 20th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Automakers around the world are exploring a multitude of ways of making their cars greener, meaner, and a lot more appealing. Hybrid technology has become increasingly popular in sports car circles, and while many enthusiasts may have once cried foul at the notion of a hybrid performance vehicle, the idea seems to be catching on. So the rumors that the next Nissan GT-R could be a hybrid isn’t all that surprising


Audi Might Build A Diesel-Hybrid Supercar

November 26th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Few vehicles can match the efficiency and power of a combination diesel-electric hybrid. Audi has proved as much with a multitude of wins at the always-epic 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now one of the chief executives wants to unite the Audi motorsports and passenger car efforts with a diesel-electric supercar based heavily on the Le Mans champion.


Ferrari Hybrid Supercar Could Weigh Under 2,500 Pounds

November 20th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

While there is a lot of talk about futuristic powertrains, the real potential remains in making cars as light as possible. Companies like Ferrari have been pioneering the use of carbon fiber for decades, and their next hybrid supercar, codenamed the F150 (or F70??) could come in at under 2,500 pounds.


Ferrari F70 Hybrid Supercar’s Carbon Fiber Cockpit Showcased

October 5th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

When an automaker like Ferrari throws its hat into the hybrid car ring, you know things are about to get serious. But rather than reveal everything all at once, the prancing horse brand is slowly teasing bits and pieces of its upcoming Ferrari F70 hybrid supercar. The latest bit they are showing off is the carbon fiber monocoque that forms the heart of the chassis


Toyota TS030 Hybrid Takes First Checkered Flag

September 18th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

With Toyota’s return to the World Endurance Championship with a hybrid race car, the international racing community had a new and very strong competitor to watch out for. After an unsuccessful 24 Hours of Le Mans debut, the Toyota TS030 Hybrid race car has taken its first victory at the Six Hours of Sao Paulo, the fifth round of the


Peugeot Onyx Diesel-Hybrid Supercar Set For Paris Debut

September 13th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

While Americans are not exactly flocking to buy mainstream hybrid and electric vehicles, the rich and famous are doing just that. In fact, the market for alternative-fuel supercars have never been stronger, with many big name automakers joining the coach industry in offering guilt-free speed. French automaker Peugeot has revealed key details and some sexy pictures of its Onyx diesel-electric hybrid supercar. Fabuleux!


Video: Audi Flaunts Its Own Hybrid Le Mans Racer In New Commercial

June 11th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

This morning I published a post about Toyota’s TV series with SPEED following their TS030 hybrid race car and its path to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But Toyota won’t be the only automakers with a hybrid racer at this year’s Le Mans. Audi is bringing its R18 e-tron quattro to compete in the world’s most famous endurance race, and they’ve launched their own marketing campaign promoting this evolution in race cars



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