2026 GLE53 Hybrid Revealed

The 2026 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Hybrid emerges as a formidable plug-in hybrid, boasting a staggering 536-horsepower.

By Justin Cornelison | October 25, 2023
Get up to Speed on the New Porsche 911 Hybrid

Porsche’s flagship sports car, the 911, is set to receive a major upgrade with an electric introduction; enter the Porsche 911 Hybrid.

By Justin Cornelison | March 22, 2023
New McLaren Hybrid Supercar Revealed

0-60 in 2.9 sec. From a hybrid.

By Tom Martin | February 18, 2021
C8 Corvette ZR1 To Get 900 Horsepower Hybridized Drivetrain!

Motor Trend has some very interesting news about the next iteration of the ZR1 in the new mid-engine, C8-generation Corvette: it will have a hybridized drivetrain that could boost power all the way to 900 horsepower!

By Peter Nelson | November 22, 2019
Rumors: Next Audi R8 to Get Alternative Fuel Powerplants, Lose Manual Gearbox

Audi research and development board member Ulrich Hackenberg had some choice details to share with the UK’s Car magazine, explaining in no uncertain terms that not only will the new R8 share its platform with the Lamborghini Huracán, it will also be available with a choice of gas, hybrid and full electric powertrains.

By Winding Road Staff | October 09, 2014
Lamborghini Goes Hybrid with Asterion LPI 910-4 Plug-In Concept

At this week’s Paris Auto Show, Automobili Lamborghini unveiled their newest creation, the Asterion, which gets its name from a minotaur in Greek mythology. It’s a significant departure from Lamborghinis of the past, not only in its visual presentation but also in how it delivers its performance. The Asterion, much like the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1, nods to the inevitable mandate of electric-assisted progress with the inclusion of a plug-in electric powertrain which supplements its conventional gasoline powered engine. But rather than downplay what some might consider a compromise, Lamborghini instead chose to embrace the new tech, driving the car onto the stage with a soundtrack of nothing but camera shutters and jaws hitting the floor to usher in a new era of “silent extreme performance.”

By Bradley Iger | October 02, 2014
Rumor: Redesigned Chevrolet Volt to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

At the 2014 Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan, Tim Mahoney, Chevy’s global chief marketing officer, revealed plans to show off the new 2016 Volt in Detroit. Mahoney also showed off a teaser image of the redesign plug-in, giving us a look at the more sculpted decklid of the next car.

By Winding Road Staff | August 15, 2014
Driven: BMW i8

When we stepped out onto the front drive of Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica to get a closer look at the we’d be tooling around the backroads of Malibu the following day, the realization that the i8 – as an actual production car bound for showrooms in the very near future – finally dawned upon us. In contrast with the typical catalog of vehicles one sees on the road, even in this part of Southern California, it seems almost implausible. But there it is, a hybrid spaceship of a sports car that any mere mortal can raise the door of, hop in and drive – provided they’ve got the coin for admission, of course.

By Bradley Iger | June 05, 2014
WR TV: 2014 Cadillac ELR

General Motors takes their Voltec plug-in hybrid technology – first seen in the Chevrolet Volt – upmarket with the Cadillac ELR coupe. With a full driving range of 340 miles between its 16.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack and 1.4-liter,gas-powered generator (or 37 miles on electricity only), the ELR offers an alternative to premium all-electric offerings like the Tesla Model S to buyers who’re concerned about range limitations and charging times.

By Winding Road Staff | June 02, 2014
Update: Ferrari LaFerrari Driven on Street and Track

With the battle already well underway between the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1, many have been wondering when Ferrari would finally unleash its own hybrid powered hypercar so we could find out how it stacks up against the competition. That day has finally come.

By Bradley Iger | May 01, 2014
Update: Auto Express Drives the Porsche 918 Sypder

Poised to go head to head with the likes of the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche’s new flagship hypercar has some serious competition to contend with. But if Auto Express’s assessment of the 918 is reasonable indication of what to expect, it may be the opposition who have something to be worried about.

By Bradley Iger | December 02, 2013
Frankfurt 2013: Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron

Audi has brought the A3 Sportback e-Tron to the Frankfurt Motor Show, and has announced that is will be available to purchase (at least in Germany) in the spring of 2014.

By John Beltz Snyder | September 12, 2013
Video: Porsche 918 Sets Nürburgring Record

Clad in black with Martini livery, the Porsche 918 Spyder lapped the 12.8-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife in just six minutes and 57 seconds.

By John Beltz Snyder | September 10, 2013
Lexus Announces LF-NX Crossover Concept

Lexus has announced the LF-NX crossover concept in advance of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

By John Beltz Snyder | September 04, 2013
Toyota Teases 400-Horsepower Hybrid-R Concept

Toyota will bring the Hybrid-R Concept to the Frankfurt Motor show. The Hybrid-R uses a current production car as a vehicle for a lot of the same technology from Toyota Racing’s TS030 LMP1 car.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 13, 2013
Update: 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid3

So while the big news has been on the recent crop of hybrid racecars and hypercars, the gas-electric revolution has finally come to one of our favorite, everyday awesome sports sedans—the BMW 3-Series.

By Brandon Turkus | June 25, 2013
Terrafugia Plans TF-X Flying Car

Terrafugia has motoring aspirations that are sky-high. The maker of the Transition airplane—you know, the one with the foldable wings that also happens to be street legal—has announced plans for a new flying car, the TF-X.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 08, 2013
Aston Martin Laps ‘Ring With Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S

The first hydrogen-fueled, CO2-emission-free lap took place at the Nürburgring, in a version of the Aston Martin Rapide S, piloted by CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez. Next month, the Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S will race alongside other GT cars at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring race.

By John Beltz Snyder | April 29, 2013
Driven: 2013 Toyota Avalon

There are two philosophies that can seem contradictory, but Toyota, being the success that it has been for quite some time now, recognizes both as truisms and has chosen to adhere to them both. First is, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Second is that its evolution is necessary to survival. The 2013 Avalon espouses both of these ideals, and does so in a way that works synergistically.

By John Beltz Snyder | November 30, 2012
First Look: 2014 Kia Forte Sedan

Kia has unveiled a significantly updated version of its four-door Forte at the LA Auto Show. The new compact will do battle with the likes of the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, and Chevrolet Cruze.

By Brandon Turkus | November 29, 2012
Third Look: 2013 Acura ILX Tech Hybrid

In Acura’s television ads, the ILX is billed as offering a just-right blend of premium-brand luxury, fun, and down-to-earth practicality—a blend that, in Acura’s own words, invites drivers to “move up (without) settling down.” Given this, one might assume the ILX Tech Hybrid would fit roughly the same mold, but with a distinctly energy-efficient “green” twist, and to a certain extent it does just that.

By Chris Martens | November 15, 2012


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