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GKN has produced for BMW’s i8 hybrid sports car the industry’s first two-speed eAxle. “GKN’s customers aren’t just looking to make their next car more efficient; they want to create new driving experiences,” said GKN Automotive CEO Andrew Reynolds-Smith. “Our expertise in driveline efficiency, torque vectoring and electric drive systems is enabling automakers to connect […]

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The McLaren P1 GTR hybrid race car will be the most powerful track-only model ever produced by McLaren Automotive. McLaren said this new lap-time-minded hybrid model will offer an on- and off-track driving experience like no other, with unique access to the technologies and expertise within the McLaren Technology Centre. Dynamic testing is well underway […]

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Bugatti is considering a hybrid powertrain in the neighborhood of 1,500-horsepower for its pending V16 Veyron. The company’s new CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer, a former R&D head at Audi and Porsche – according to anonymous sources speaking with Reuters – prefers a hybrid version of Bugatti’s next car. Blueprints for the next iteration are reportedly already […]

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Ferrari’s first hybrid supercar, the LaFerrari, has taken the prize in the Best Sports Car category during the Best Cars 2014 awards celebrated in Madrid. The award ceremony held at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium was organized by the Spanish motoring magazines Autopista, Automóvil, Coche Actual and Autovía. Ferrari’s LaFerrari is a limited-edition special vehicle of which […]

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The hybrid supercar McLaren P1 has achieved a sub-seven minute lap time of the Nürburgring circuit. From the start, the McLaren P1 has been developed with one clear goal: to be the best driver’s car on both road and track. Now realized, McLaren brought the P1 to the legendary Nürburgring to push this supercar to […]

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Who needs a seven-figure hybrid? Apparently a fair number of people who’ve spoken for every McLaren P1 to be produced for market in the U.S., Asia Pacific, Middle East, and now Europe. This news follows the last few orders of unsold cars in Europe this week, and other markets mentioned were already tapped. It did […]

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Toyota has become adept at hybridizing its mainstream offerings and now with BMW, it aims to apply the formula to a co-developed supercar that will need no excuses among the world’s elites. Presently Toyota’s top sports car is the gas-guzzling V10-powered Lexus LFA, and the collaboration to create a $300,000 or more hybrid sports car […]

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Mercedes-Benz is already developing plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell electric powertrains for production and experimental cars meant for more everyday driving, and in time even its no-holds-barred AMG performance division will go hybrid as well. This was revealed by Mercedes-AMG CEO and Chairman Tobias Moers in an interview with Australian publication Motoring in which he said […]

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McLaren Automotive has now confirmed the performance figures for the hybrid supercar McLaren P1. These figures show that the McLaren P1 accelerates to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 124 mph in 6.8 seconds, and 186 mph in 16.5 seconds. McLaren said the P1 has been designed from the outset with one clear goal: to be […]

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Testing of the hybrid McLaren P1 has been goin on throughout the summer, and in this latest short film from McLaren Automotive, the McLaren P1 is shown testing in some of the harshest and most challenging conditions. With first deliveries scheduled in the coming weeks, McLaren said the development team has been pushing the limits […]

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