2016 Nissan GT-R To Employ Formula 1 Hybrid Tech

Rumor has it that the Williams Formula 1 engineering team team has been tapped to provide the hybrid drivetrain for the 2016 Nissan GT-R, and it seems like performance hybrids from Nissan are inevitable.

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Toyota GT86 Hybrid “In Development”

Performance hybrids are all the rage with the well-heeled, but the common man must still rely on forced induction to get his horsepower kick. Toyota could change all that though, confirmed a rumor that has been batted around for awhile now. A Toyota GT86 hybrid is indeed “in development” according to one executive, though that doesn’t mean it’s heading for production.

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Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Finally Fully Revealed

The Toyota Prius is the world’s best-selling hybrid by a wide margin, but that doesn’t make it an exciting car. Now the Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R, which combines Le Mans racing technology with a compact economy car, that’s a hybrid worth adding exclamation points to an article! The 420 horsepower hot hatchback has broken cover; but does Toyota dare build it?

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Next Toyota Prius Aiming For 55 MPG

For more than ten years the Toyota Prius has been the overwhelming champion of fuel-efficient cars, with no competitors coming even close to its 50 mpg combined mileage. But the competition among fuel-efficient cars has grown exponentially in the past few years, and in order to stay on top Toyota needs to deliver more efficiency for less money, with a goal of 55 mpg.

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Yaris Hybrid-R Breaks Cover With New Details

While the Toyota Yaris is about as far from a sports car as you can get these days, it is the model Toyota choose to debut a new performance-hybrid drivetrain. The Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R uses a 1.6 liter four-cylinder GRE (Global Racing Engine) mated to a pair of electric motors to deliver an all-wheel drive sports car in an econobox platform. It’s a bit baffling if you ask me.

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