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Supercars of the future go hybrid

Published July 11, 2012
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According to a piece on Carbuzz.com, the next generation of supercars ought to be hybrids. Extra electric engines are meant to increase total power and gas mileage of already powerful vehicles. The website tapped these green machines to tear up tracks in the future.

The Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid will have a 550hp 4.6-liter V8 engine paired with two electric engines pumping out an additional 230hp.Pricing is expected to be between $650,000 and $700,000, and the vehicle will make its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The Infiniti Emerg-e is powered by two electric motors with a lithium-ion battery pack, four inverters and a 3cyl gas engine.All that hybrid goodness equals a total range of 300 miles (hybrid) and 30 miles (electric). Total power is rated at 402hp, good for a 0 to 60 time in less than 4 seconds.

The newest Acura NSX will be a hybrid with a mid-mounted next-generation VTEC V6 with direct-injection paired with three electric motors.

For now, a hybrid Veyron is nothing more than a curiosity among Bugatti’s engineers.Still, you’ve got to wonder if the automaker might create the world’s fastest production car, convertible and hybrid.

Ferrari’s Enzo II supercar is expected to make use of some form of hybrid system, with early indications pointing to the KERS (Kinectic Energy Recovery System) used in its previous models.

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