Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hybrid Sportscars

Traditionally automotive technology flowed from the race trace, to high performance road cars, and finally to regular cars. Over the years that path has eroded. One example is anti-lock brakes, but that is a minor system compared to hybrid power trains, which is almost going in the reverse direction.

Formula 1's KERS wasn't as beneficial as expected but that hasn't stopped others from trying it in longer races where hybrid power might actually be more useful. Gumpert and Porsche have built hybrid entries for the 24 hours of Nurburgring.

And let us not forget the hybrid sport cars. Ferrari has a concept car and Porsche has a supercar ready sale. See, now hybrid cars are getting interesting.

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