Volvo Drive-E Engines Headed for Chicago

Volvo first announced its new Drive-E lineup of bonkers, there-is-definitely-horse-in-these-meatballs engines fitted with both turbochargers AND superchargers late last summer. According to Volvo, the company had spent nearly $11 billion in developing its new engine programs, which the company hoped would make larger engined cars from competitors’ models feel like “dinosaurs”.

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Volvo Reveals 300 hp Turbocharged AND Supercharged Drive-E Engine

According to the official press release, Volvo has spent nearly $11 billion in developing its new engine programs – the Volvo i-ART diesels and its flywheel hybrid system included – and believes that its new, high-efficiency 4-cylinder engines will make larger engined cars from competitors feel like “dinosaurs”.

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BXR Motors Building Custom Hybrid Supercar

High-performance hybrid supercars are all the rage among the wealthy right now, despite the failure of companies like Fisker Automotive. One particular car design that caught my eye is the BXR Motors Bailey Blade EVR, a performance plug-in hybrid with some serious potential. Is this the Fisker 2.0?

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Jaguar's Next Supercar To Get 550 Horsepower 1.6 liter 4-Cylinder Engine

Concept cars rarely translate into reality, and when they do, it is often without gullwing doors and turbine engines. So it is that Jaguar’s much ballyhooed C-X75 concept car, which did actually debut with turbine engine, will replace the turbine-hybrid setup on the production line with a high-revving, small-displacement 4-cylinder engine making around 550 horsepower.

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Nissan Develops Supercharged Hybrid System

Though the Nissan Leaf is selling well-enough as the world’s first mass produced electric car, in other areas of green tech like hybrids, the Japanese automaker has fallen behind. Until now, that is. Nissan recently revealed a new supercharged engine mated to a hybrid system that promises to deliver both performance and fuel efficiency.

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