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Mercedes-Benz’ involvement in Formula 1 translates into new hybrid and lightweight solutions for the brand’s road-going cars. “Technologies like direct fuel injection found their way in to series production via the Silver Arrows of the 1950s”, said Prof Thomas Weber, Member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Mercedes-Benz […]

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F1’s KERS technology could soon be found under the hood or our every day vehicles, creating a different kind of hybrid. Volvo Car Group and engineering company Flybrid Automotive have been conducting tests of lightweight Flybrid flywheel KERS technology. The end goal is to boost performance while cutting fuel consumption and emissions. Both companies said […]

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In 2014, Audi’s two diesel-hybrid R18 e-tron quattro racecars competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be relying on electrified four-wheel drive. “Innovations only become pioneering achievements when they’re successfully used and others start to adopt them,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “Audi, like no other manufacturer, has repeatedly achieved […]

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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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Formula 1 took a gigantic technological turn for 2014 and it will translate into more electrification of those race cars. Infiniti, technical partner of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team, explained all the changes this year are big, but this – without question – is the big one. The 2.4-liter V8 engine F1 has used […]

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Torotrak has acquired a 20-percent stake in flywheel hybrid innovator Flybrid Automotive Ltd (formerly Flybrid Systems LLP) with an option to acquire the remaining shares before the end of the calendar year. While both companies are relatively unknown to the public, they are far from new on the hybrid scene. Together, they are involved in […]

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Hybrid power is becoming a supercar requirement. After McLaren and its P1, Ferrari comes out with its LaFerrari. The Prancing Horse’s new exclusive model made its world debut today at the Geneva International Motor Show. It will be known as LaFerrari and will combine the brand’s well known V12 to electric motors. “We chose to […]

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