Hybrids have long been associated with cheap cars and the type prepared for shared travel services, but the term and technology have undergone a revolution, becoming an essential part of the line for any manufacturer. these days.
Supercar manufacturers are no different, with technology not only making them more efficient, but increasing power and performance above the pure combustion models that existed before.
With Ferrari, McLaren and Lamborghini leading the charge (no pun intended), here are five of the best new hybrid supercars that will go on sale in the next 12 months.
Ferrari 296 GTB
Ferrari’s hybrid supercar strategy involves a two-tier approach. The first level is the new 296 GTB. This 818 hp supercar is the less powerful of the two Ferrari hybrids on this list, but in this case it also comes with a new V6 biturbo engine combined with a lower price that makes it a very exciting new addition to the range.
Aside from its new powertrain, the 296 also introduces another evolution of Ferrari’s design language, combining contemporary elements with a retro vibe that refers to one of the biggest icons of Le Mans del Cavall Rampant, the lesser-known 250 GTO LM.
So while a special hyper-speed hybrid Ferrari has been seen before, and the reverse designs are normal, it manages to combine the two in a package that seems destined to become the new backbone of its series production range.
The new Artura might look like almost any other McLaren supercar of the last 10 years, but aside from the use of a phonetic name (unlike a collection of numbers and letters), the Atura really represents the beginning of ‘a new era of McLaren. – a backed with new finances and a new V6 hybrid powertrain.
Like the previous Ferrari, the Artura combines its V6 engine with a single electric motor, which sits between it and the dual-clutch SSG transmission, but produces lower power and torque figures, which is to be expected considering its lowest price. However, the combined power of 681 hp of the Artura will make it considerably faster than its predecessor.
The Countach is back! Well, a little bit, because Lamborghini decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Countach with this special edition limited edition model, with a soft hybrid powertrain of over 800 hp that includes a supercapacitor, which replaces the traditional battery.
Below the Countach is the same carbon fiber chassis and suspension as the Aventador, and so to speak. Despite presenting style motifs from various Countach models over the years, it certainly channels the modern Lambo.
However, what the new Countach has not done is embody the spirit of the original according to Marcello Gandini, the iconic Italian designer responsible for the concept of 1971. A leviathan in the world of design, both in the automotive and field of the broader design, has been responsible for defining not just one generation of supercars, but many. So why the controversy? Well, Gandini has not only wanted to publicly distance himself from the new Countach, but has actively denounced it through a press release, confirming that it had nothing to do with the design of the new model and that it “breaks the spirit of innovation “impregnated in its original: one says it is absent in the new version. Ai.
Ferrari SF90 Stradale
If the new 296 GTB with V6 engine is Ferrari taking the less focus is more on its new supercars, consider the SF90 Stradale as a counterweight. The SF90 is all about numbers, with a maximum power figure of almost 1,000 hp (986 hp to be precise), three electric motors, a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, four-wheel drive and an eight-clutch dual-clutch transmission speeds. , is the most complex and technological supercar in the history of Ferrari.
The performance of the SF90, as expected, is quite out of this world thanks to its hybrid powertrain, reaching 62 mph in 2.5 seconds and going to 211 mph. These figures are also found in standard road tires, so equipped with more capable rubber, we suggest that even more performance could be achieved.
What is the trap? Aside from the base price of £ 376,048 (not that an SF90 will probably ever leave the factory without expensive options), the weight of the SF90 is also quite serious with 1570kg dry (no fluids), which makes it be a bit of a bull in China. buy to drive.
Honda NSX Type S
If you’re looking for innovation in supercar design and engineering at a deadly level, let the Japanese do it. The NSX has been around since 2016, but incorporates the same type of technology only now coming to Ferrari and McLaren. Thus, while it may lack the large number of its more expensive European rivals, the (relative) accessibility and pioneering spirit of the NSX more than makes up for it.
However, the new Type S will be the last of its kind. Built primarily for American markets, only a handful will reach their native Japan, and Europe will get none. What’s more painful is that historically, the latest Japanese supercars on the line like the previous NSX only improved over time, and because calibration is as important as blood and sweat engineering in the l execution of how these cars are driven, we can only guess how good the new S-type could be.