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This V8-Powered Super GT Prius Has Sweet Growl And Looks Fabulous

Toyota Prius is never associated with being fast, or even look fast or mean (except for THIS and THIS). Unbeknownst to us though, there is actually a Prius that actually looks fast, goes fast, and sound really, really mean. We are talking about the Toyota Prius GT300 Race Car, specifically the one destined for Super GT series 2019 season. As far as looks and sounds goes, it will wiped everything you know about this hybrid vehicle from Toyota. This is not the tame, family ride you last saw park outside the car park outside Walmart last Saturday. Continue reading This V8-Powered Super GT Prius Has Sweet Growl And Looks Fabulous

This Toyota Prius Has An M61 Vulcan Cannon Because, Why Not?

In a post-apocalypse world, everything should be in a chaos and as such, going clean and green is the last thing anyone will ever thing about. However, that does not mean you can’t. You can, in the event you survive the apocalypse, do what Black Rifle Coffee Company did: turn an eco-friendly Toyota Prius into a lean, mean war machine with a functioning M61 Vulcan cannon attached atop, readying to sweep down any advancing zombies and whatnot. Continue reading This Toyota Prius Has An M61 Vulcan Cannon Because, Why Not?

This Incredible Invention Will Turn A 2WD Car Into An AWD Hybrid Car

Love the idea of hybrid vehicles, but disappointed that your favorite ride does not have that option? Fret not my friends because, there is the Orbis Ring-Driven Wheel. Not only will this revolutionary add-on electric drive will turn your gas guzzler into a hybrid, it will turn it into an all-wheel drive automobile. I know. It does sound a little too good to be true, but rest assure it is not. Orbis is real and it will forever change automobile industry. Continue reading This Incredible Invention Will Turn A 2WD Car Into An AWD Hybrid Car

2018 Infiniti Project Black S Is A Hybrid, Has 560 HP And 4-Second Car

You know how automakers often say their involvement in motorsports like Formula 1 helps in advancing the tech on road-going cars? Well, the 2018 Infiniti Project Black S Prototype you see here is one example of that. The Infiniti Project Black S Prototype is a follow up to Nissan luxury marque’s 2017 Infiniti Project Black S design study and it is a platform that showcases how the dual-hybrid electric powertrain technology found on Formula 1 race car can be applied to a road car – drawing on the expertise from across the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. Continue reading 2018 Infiniti Project Black S Is A Hybrid, Has 560 HP And 4-Second Car

Mini Countryman Plug-in Hybrid Set To Conquer World’s Longest Road Link

At this year’s New York International Auto Show, MINI flagged off an exclusive version of the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 for a long-haul journey on the world’s longest north-south road link that will take it from North America to Tierra del Fuego. Based on the Mini Cooper SE Countryman ALL4, the exclusive Panamericana model is specially designed to tackle the challenging route which saw the vehicle getting additional headlights, tires with emergency running characteristics, and a roof rack with a spare wheel on it. Continue reading Mini Countryman Plug-in Hybrid Set To Conquer World’s Longest Road Link

New Range Rover Is Not Just Luxurious, But It Is Silent Too

Land Rover fans who are a tad eco-conscious can now look the marque’s 2018 Range Rover because, this luxury off-roader has now gone a teeny weeny bit greener – thanks to the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain made up of a longitudinally-mounted 300 PS (221 kW or about 295 HP) 2L four-pot Ingenium petrol engine and a 85 kW electric motor. According to the horse’s mouth, the total yield from the P400e PHEV is 404 PS (or 297 kW which works out to be 398 HP). Now, at this point, keen eye readers probably noted the discrepancy in numbers. Me too, but don’t ask me why, really. I spent the last five minutes brooding over this and I still don’t get it. Continue reading New Range Rover Is Not Just Luxurious, But It Is Silent Too

Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Is Basically A Formula 1 Car In A Road Car Shell

Some people aspired to be a Formula One race car driver for, you know, the fame and fortune, but if you really love cars, like cars that are as powerful as the hybrid technology offered by today’s Formula 1 race car, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is probably the closest anyone will ever get. The obvious pro of this ride is, it looks like a perfectly normal car that assimilate easily with the rest of the traffic. Never mind the exotic and the obvious, million dollar look. At least, you won’t look out of place or get overlooked by big rigs when you are on the road and also, you can at least bring a friend with you unlike a real Formula 1 race car. Continue reading Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Is Basically A Formula 1 Car In A Road Car Shell

VW Has A 400 HP Hybrid Golf GTI With An Electric Drive That Will Surprise You

Look what we have here! It’s a VW Golf GTI with a dose of electric power and when we said “a dose,” we do really mean ‘a dose’. How? This particular Golf here, dubbed Golf GTI First Decade, has 410 PS, or about 404 HP, but that impressive number is solely from its petrol engine. You must be thinking, “oh wow, then it must have a lot more ponies under the hood when combine with the electric drive?” Ermmm, no. The thing is, the 48V electric motor, which drives the rear wheels, only produces a very modest 12 kW (16 HP). As you can imagine, that’s really nothing to shout about. Continue reading VW Has A 400 HP Hybrid Golf GTI With An Electric Drive That Will Surprise You

All-New MINI Countryman Unveiled Along With A Plug-in Hybrid Variety

BMW Group has unveiled a spanking new MINI Countryman model which, not surprisingly, got a bump in size – making it the largest MINI yet. Also introduced was an electrified Countryman, a plug-in hybrid model MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, the marque’s first electric drive since like when? 2010? Whatever is the case, the SE is still officially the British marque’s first plug-in hybrid. Anywho, the plug-in hybrid model is a welcome addition for those who love upsized MINI with a lower carbon footprint. Speaking of upsized, the 2017 MINI Countryman is a good 20 centimeters (7 7/8 inches) longer and 3 centimeters (13/16) wider than the outgoing model. Continue reading All-New MINI Countryman Unveiled Along With A Plug-in Hybrid Variety

Citroën’s Futuristic Concept Revealed Ahead Of Paris Motor Show

We have a love and hate relationship with concept cars. Love because they are usually exciting and hate because the mostly radical looking concept usually don’t make it to production. It always begs the question: why can’t they make what they have shown? I guess we will never know, but we surely hope that the Citroën CXperience Concept Hybrid Station Wagon cos’ at least, while being bold, it does look like it could be reality. How do we know? Lets just say it was a gut feel. The concept is due for its world premier at the Paris Motor Show, but the French automaker is probably too excited to keep it under wrap for that long and so, it has decided to show it off Continue reading Citroën’s Futuristic Concept Revealed Ahead Of Paris Motor Show