Browsing the "supercar" Tag

Volkswagen XL1 Up Close in Barcelona (w/ video)

December 30th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

We’ve written a few times about the wickedly efficient (perhaps most efficient car in the world) Volkswagen XL1. I recently got to see the car over at EVS27 in Barcelona. Of course, I didn’t miss the opportunity to take a video and snap a few pics&hellip

Million-Dollar EV Supercar Company Building…Electric Bicycle?

August 22nd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Rimac Automobili Concept One is the stunningly beautiful and ridiculously fast million-dollar electric supercar that hails from the country of Croatia. It’s been on a world tour as of late, and as one might expect the engineering minds behind the Concept One haven’t been idle. Their next project, the world’s “most advanced electric bicycle”, isn’t quite what I expected

Must-See: Jaguar C-X75 Build Video

June 29th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

First unveiled in 2010 as part of a joint venture between Jaguar and Formula 1 team Williams, the C-X75 Jaguar was a plug-in hybrid supercar powered by a range-extending gas-turbine engine mounted behind the seats. Here's a video explaining the whys and hows of it all!

Peugeot's Onyx Diesel PHEV Will Be Tested At The Goodwood Festival

June 4th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

The Peugeot Onyx diesel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will race at the United kingdom's Goodwood Festival of Speed, a hill climbing event in England. Equipped with a mid-mounted 3.7 liter, V8 600 HP HDi FAP diesel engine as well as an 80 horsepower electric motor, this plug-in hybrid is more than just a pretty face

Wired Drives VW's 261 MPG XL1 Supercar

June 2nd, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

The Volkswagen XL1 is like any other supercar. It’s long and low, with the same alluring blend of science and art and physics. Getting in requires opening gullwing doors and oh-so-carefully climbing over a wide sill before sliding into a lightweight seat ... but what's it like to drive

Icona Vulcano Makes Fiery, 950 Horsepower Debut

April 22nd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The covers are off the Icona Vulcano. and we can honestly say it’s a supercar with looks on par with anything produced by Ferrari. Oh, and don’t forget that 950 horsepower hybrid drivetrain! What more does an up-and-coming Chinese businessman need

Geneva 2013: All-Electric Exagon Furtive-eGT Gets Priced At $585,000

March 6th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

In the past year we have seen major automakers start to shy away from mass-market, affordable electric vehicles in an effort to cater to a wealthier kind of customer. Exagon Motors is a much smaller outfit, with ambitions of building a powerful electric supercar, and they’ve actually gone and produced a production model that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show this week

New, 963 HP "LaFerrari" Ferrari Hybrid is Here! (w/ video)

March 6th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

After much speculation, teasing, hinting, posturing, and guesses made by the automotive press as-a-whole, it’s finally here. This is Ferrari’s new LaFerrari, the company’s all-conquering, 963 hp KERS-equipped made-by-Ferrari hybrid hunk of rolling sculpture – and it is (if you’ll pardon the op-ed) f***ing gorgeous

Video: Volar-E Electric Race Car Boasts 1,000 Horsepower

March 1st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Electric supercars have suddenly become quite popular with the well-heeled elite, and companies with almost no automotive experience are designing performance EVs to tap into this emerging market. Spanish industrial firm Applus Idiada just unveiled the Volar-e, an all-electric supercar they claim has a peak output of 1,000 horsepower

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