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Best Hybrid and Electric Supercars in 2023

The automotive sector is moving from traditional combustion engines to more economically and climate-friendly hybrid and electric vehicles. In the last twelve months, hundreds of new electric cars have been released by various manufacturers. It is the future of vehicles and automobiles. Even luxury brands have started to invest in the hybrid and electric vehicle movement like several supercar and luxury car manufacturers now releasing their own versions.

Like all supercars, the forefront of engineering, design innovation and just plain old creativity is within their four wheels. Looking at the new designs of a supercar is like looking into the future of what to expect in everyday automobiles over the next decade. They set the precedent of what excellent automotive engineering should be and how it should be presented. This has not changed for these hybrid and electric supercars.

The automotive manufacturers mentioned in this article have implemented electric systems into their beloved designed but have kept their individual essence that draws their customers and fanatics.

McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 hybrid is a creative and iconic electric supercar moment. It intertwines the traditional combustion engine with new hybrid technology brilliantly. It contains a 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo, which needs a high amount of power. To continuously feed the engine with enough power to make this car the outstanding piece of engineering it is, McLaren calibrated both systems to work seamlessly together in a process known as “torque fill.” This process involves using the instant acceleration from the electric motors while the turbo combustion engine catches up to speed. This vehicle even includes a “Fast and the Furious” style EPAS button for a speed boost when necessary.
Image source: Newsroom Porsche

Porsche 918 Spyder

This Porsche 918 Spyder is one of the most powerful Porsche models ever to be released. It contains a 4.6-litre V8 with 9,000 rpm and a double electric 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery system. This vehicle includes four-wheel drive thanks to the electric motor located at the front of the car. It produces a combined 875 horsepower and 944 pound-feet of torque, which gives this Porsche a 0-60mph time of 2.2 seconds and a top speed of 214 mph. This car has the same engine as both the Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 and the Porsche 963 GTP, so it is in good hands.

Unlike many supercars that claim to have an “all-electric” driving system, but it may only work for a limited number of miles, the Porsche 918 Spyder contain a usable electric system. This car can drive silently in its electric mode for up to twelve miles, which is perfect for city or short driving. While the essence of a supercar is its incredible noise, it is nice for the vehicle to be also functional.

Ferrari LaFerrari

The Ferrari LaFerrari is the Italian automaker’s first fully hybrid car. It contains a 6.3-litre v12 engine combined with an electric motor to give 950 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The boost in the addition of an electrical system not only provides extra torque but also gives the car an extra growl. This combination of power allows the vehicle to go from 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds. Its seven-speed dual-clutch lets this car accelerate with better fuel efficiency than the Bugatti Veyron. This new hybrid car from Ferrari is the ultimate balance between power and economic efficiency. It’s unlike what Ferrari first offered with the SF90.

Image source: Lamborghini.com

Lamborghini Revuelto

The Lamborghini Revuelto is the third instalment of hybrid cars from Lamborghini, after the Lamborghini Sian and Countach. This car has returned to the quintessential Lamborghini with its iconic wing doors and aerodynamically pleasing exterior design. It contains a 6.5-litre V12 engine with 9,500 rpm. Under the hood, along with its monster engine, there are three electric motors that output 747 kW. The vehicle can go from 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph. It has redesigned its gearbox to a new transversal dual clutch e-gearbox to make hitting that top speed as seamless as possible. It is bringing hybrid supercars into a whole new era. If you can’t wait to hear its iconic growl, it can be previewed on Lamborghini’s website.

Koenigsegg Gemera

This new release from Koenigsegg will not be on roads until 2024, but the details of this new plug-in hybrid from the luxury car manufacturer have been released. This is a limited production, with only 300 vehicles being made worldwide. The 2.0-litre three-cylinder twin-turbo engine combined with three electric motors will give the driver an eye-watering 1,700 horsepower and 2,581 pound-feet of torque. With all this power, the car can go from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and gives a top speed of 248 mph. On the front axle is the combustion engine, which will drive the car and charge the battery. The electrical motors will be placed at either the rear wheel and on the crankshaft. As this car is a front-wheel drive, both the electric motors and the engine will harness its power to the front of the vehicle.

In full-electric mode, this 15-kWh battery system will have enough power to drive for 31 miles. Perfect option for city driving or short trips. This release is an exciting hybrid option for any supercar fanatic. It will be interesting to see how iconic this car will be in person when it is released.

All these supercars have one thing in common. They have seamlessly implemented electric into their engineering to enhance the vehicle rather than change it. It is an exciting time for supercars and luxury automotive brands.

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Ryan Clancy
Ryan Clancy is a freelance writer and blogger. With 5+ years of mechanical engineering experience, he's passionate about all things engineering and tech. He loves bringing engineering (especially mechanical) down to a level that everyone can understand. Ryan lives in Miami, and writes about everything engineering and tech at sites like Forbes, Engineering360, Clinked, MakeUseOf, Mechanical Engineering HQ, and many more.

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