Electric and hybrid supercars are well and truly here. Hypercar level hybrids from Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren are already plastering the walls of many teenage boys’ bedrooms the world over. So what’s next?
There’s even more excitement to come with new tech filtering down from the all electric Formula E as well as totally new battery developments. Cars with more power than a Bugatti Veyron have already been unveiled to make electric the future of hypercars.
So what’s out there now and what’s coming soon in the new world of supercars?
Tesla Model S P85D
The Tesla Model S P85D is the top end version of the all-electric supercar. It took a while for this to hit the UK but it’s worth the wait. The new model packs All Wheel Drive, self-driving on motorways and that super-fast Insane Mode pull away.
The Tesla Model S P85D has a 300-mile range, 0-60mph time of 3.1 seconds thanks to a total 691hp 85kWh power. Not bad for a car that doesn’t cost in petrol and starts at £80,000. Well, not bad compared to the other cars in this dream list.
Once Ferrari unleashed LaFerrari it was clear the future of hybrid cars was secure. This beast packs both a 6.3-litre V12 engine plus a further 160bhp from the electric motor for a total 950bhp and 715lb-ft of torque.
All this means a 0-62mph time of under 3-seconds and a top speed of “above 217mph”.
Energy is harvested on the move using Ferrari’s Hy-KERS system that takes power from the brakes, ABS system, traction control and even E-Diff. You’ll want to make energy savings after spending £1.15 million buying this hypercar.