Posts Tagged “Hybrid”

FMD: Friday Motoring Diversion

By | April 25, 2014

Friday Motoring Diversion – Toyota TS040 Hybrid Test

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McLaren P1: World’s Fastest Plug-In Hybrid

By | February 21, 2013

I’ve been saying for years that if hybrid drive-train technology is ever going to really take off with consumers, the engineers have got to build it into a car that has some sex appeal. The Toyota Prius and Honda Insight are popular enough, I suppose, and they aren’t bad-looking little cars for suburban runabouts… but […]

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Racing Blip: 24 hours of Le Mans

By | June 15, 2012

Starting this Saturday, June 16th, at 6am PT / 7am MT / 15:00 CEST, one of most prestigious racing events of the season happens – The 80th running of the 24 hours of Le Mans. Make no mistake, this is a BRUTAL racing event. 24 straight hours racing on a collection of closed off public […]

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Ford’s 1.0 EcoBoost

By | February 26, 2012

Ford has been boost crazy for the past couple of years as they’ve been developing the line of Ecoboost engines that are now finding their way into Ford’s across the world.  The headliner has been the F-150 with the boosted V6 under the hood.  With monster torque and fuel economy over 20 MPG, the EcoBoost […]

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CR-Z To Add Fun?

By | December 7, 2010

Rumors of a gas-only high-performance Honda CR-Z have surfaced. Honda is currently developing a 1.6L turbo I4 at its Tochigi R&D center. The 1.6L iVTEC turbo will offer the power of a 2.0L engine but with better fuel economy. The base gas engine is expected to produce 160hp and a higher-performance version, possibly a Type-R […]

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McLaren Hints at Tree-Hugging

By | September 10, 2010

Creators of the beautiful, goddess-like McLaren F1, are hinting that hybrid technology could be used on its future supercars. McLaren Automotive is advertising for an electrical engineer to work on the “concept, design and development of the electrical package and wiring system for a hybrid electric vehicle”. A company spokesman wouldn’t confirm if the ad […]

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