This is the Porsche 918 spyder hybrid. has a 500hp V8, lithium ion pack with front and rear electric motors at 218hp, total being 718 HP, 0-60 3.6 seconds
VW is coming out with a new truck. Its a midsized, looks like the Colorado, called the Amarok Comes only with a 4 cyl turbo diesel. Obviously not for the US market, but that’s not surprising, None of their other trucks have been here for the last 25 years.
Ferarri is making their California into a hybrid but “Not for the US market”? Hmmm
Audi R8 has a v8 with 8400 rpm red-line
Lotus is building a “range extender” electric car has a synthetic engine sound. Your choice of v6, v12, or “futuristic engine sound” for those children who can afford it.
*this information was gathered from c-net.com, and their “car tech” podcast.
Posted on March 11th, 2010 by Geekwrench
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