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How does it compare to electrified supercars past and present?

Ferrari LaFerrari

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The LaFerrari is one of those cars that immediately comes to mind when one thinks of massive hybrid performance. It combines an incredibly powerful V12 engine with electric motors and a battery to produce over 900 horsepower. Back then it was one of the most powerful cars of its kind, but in just a few years it has been dwarfed by many others today.

A special version of Aperta has also been launched, offering the same exciting experience, but with the option of lowering the roof.

Pininfarina Battista

Pininfarina Battista Automobile

The Battista will reach 217 mph at full throttle

The Pininfarina Battista, which was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, is a serious electric car. Called the “Hyper-GT”, it has four electric motors and develops 1,874 hp and 2,300 Nm of torque.

Full throttle will do it 217 mph, but it’s the lower acceleration at which things are really impressive. It takes less than two seconds from zero to 100 km / h, while zero to 186 km / h is sent in less than 12 seconds.

Mercedes-AMG Project One

Mercedes-AMG Project One


Mercedes has always had a close connection between its Formula 1 and its road vehicles, but Project One is the closest to date. It uses a 1.6 liter gasoline electric motor found in the Mercedes Formula 1 car, which is likely to be more than 1,000 horsepower.

At full throttle, the Project One will do 217 mph. We hope to see more of this car this year.

Ariel P40

Ariel P40

The P40 embodies Ariel’s usual lightness

You may know Ariel as the Somerset-based company behind the ultra-light Atom and Nomad cars. Well, it branches out into EVs and with a bang – the 1,180 hp P40. It has four individual motors on each wheel and a turbine range extender that just charges the battery.

Atom estimates it will go from 0 to 100 mph in 3.8 seconds – so it’s pretty nippy.

Lotus Evija

Tom Howarth - Evija at the Duke of London


Ariel isn’t the only British company trying its hand at an electric supercar – Lotus is also on board with its upcoming Evija. It will rival the Nevera in terms of clout – with an electric motor on each wheel, it will produce 1,972 horsepower and reach 0-60 mph in less than three seconds before topping out at 200 mph.

The story goes on

It’s limited to 130 units, however, each of which has a serious price tag of £ 1.7 million.

Porsche 918

Porsche 918

The 918 was technologically advanced for its time

The Porsche hypercar 918 was launched in 2014 as an innovative example of the company’s capabilities. It combined a V8 engine with a pair of electric motors for dazzling performance and sprinted from 0 to 100 km / h in less than three seconds.

The fully electric Taycan from Porsche is already approaching the performance of the 918, but for significantly less money.


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