The first mention of the term “Supercar” was seen in a British newspaper in 1920, but it wasn’t until the 1950’s that supercars went into mass production.
The introduction of Mercedes Benz 300SL, Lamborghini Miura, and the Ford GT40 set supercars on a path to world domination, that they still maintain to this day.
Humans have an innate desire to seek improvement. They constantly need to go faster, higher, and further than what seems possible. That is why they developed supercars, and why supercars continue to evolve.
The next step in the evolution of supercars – the Hybrid.
For a long time, hybrid’s were associated with slow and dull cars that were more suited to being driven to the supermarket rather than on the race track, then along came BMW. The German manufacturer changed the hybrid landscape forever with the introduction of the futuristic i8 Concept back in 2011. The i8 was one of the first Hybrid supercars to go into mass production.
Major car manufacturers followed suit and a new class of cars was birthed, The hybrid Supercar.
Let’s take a closer look at some of fastest hybrids today
The Acura NSX
Honda isn’t known for its supercars, but having had a hand in producing some of the fastest superbikes on the market it was only a matter of time until they set their sights on something more.
The second generation Acura NSX can certainly hold its own against it’s more illustrious competitors. With a top speed of 191 mph, it can complete a quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds. The NSX goes from 0-62 in 2.9 seconds and also houses a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 573 horsepower.
The Evija has already been sold out. Only 130 of these 2000 horsepower fully electric hybrid supercars were commissioned for production in 2020. The stylish hybrid has a hefty $2.65 million price tag, but you will have to wait until 2021 to get your hands on one.
The Evija has a top speed of 200 mph and can go from 0-62 in less than 2 seconds, it is also the most powerful car to ever into production, generating an incredible 2000 horsepower.
Porsche 918 Spyder
The Porsche 918 spyder makes up one-third of the infamous “Holy Trinity” of hybrid supercars. The 918 has a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 599 horsepower and there is also an additional 282 horsepower from the two electric motors.
In total, the 918 produces an output of 875 horsepower and has a top speed of 211 mph.
Ferrari SF90 Stradale
One of the fastest hybrid supercars on the market, the Stradale certainly lives up to the Ferrari name. The stradale is the most powerful V8 engine that Ferrari has ever made.
The 3.9-liter V8 produces 769 horsepower, and the three electric motors add 217 horsepower to take the total output to 986 horsepower. The SF90 goes from 0-62 in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 211 mph.
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The LaFerrari is the second member of the “Holy Trinity”. It is the first Ferrari to be equipped with the F1-derived hybrid solution.
The affectionately named LaFerrari has a top speed of 217 mph and can go from 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds. The Ferrari also completes a quarter-mile in 9.7 seconds. It boasts a 6.2-liter V12 that kicks out 950 horsepower.
The P1 is the final member of the “Holy Trinity”. Over the last decade, Mclaren has established itself as a dominant force in the exotic motor industry. The P1 is the Jewel in the Mclaren crown and only 375 of them were made.
The Mclaren P1 clocks in at an impressive 217 mph and can go from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds. The P1 races through a quarter-mile in 9.8 seconds. The Mclaren P1 has a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, a 4.7 kWh battery pack, and a 176 horsepower motor that combine to produce a total output of 903 horsepower.
Lamborghini Sian FKP 37
Lamborghini first unveiled its hybrid supercar in September 2019. The futuristic Sian looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie it is also the most powerful Lamborghini ever made, and that says a lot.
The Lamborghini Sian has a top speed of 217 mph and can go from 0-62 mph in less than 2.8 seconds. The Sian has a V12 engine and a supercapacitor that gives the car a whopping 819 horsepower.
You can’t talk about Hybrids and not mention Tesla. It looks as if Elon Musk isn’t just content with conquering space exploration, he also has his eyes firmly set on the ground.
The Tesla Roadster Is reportedly the quickest car in the world. It clocks in at over 250 mph and can go from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds. The Roadster can also cover a quarter-mile in 8.8 seconds.
McLaren has announced that all of their road cars will be hybrids by the year 2025, and it is only a matter of time before other car manufacturers do the same. Hybrids are certainly the future of supercars.
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