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Tecnicar Lavinia: An Italian Electric Supercar

Tecnicar Lavinia: An Italian Electric Supercar
Another boutique European automaker has popped onto the scene with a concept supercar, and this time it’s supposed to be an all-electric model. Designed by Giuseppe Ferrazzano for Italy’s Tecnicar srl, the Lavinia is targeting a 588kW electric drivetrain which can output 800 horsepower, and do 0-to-62mph in just 3.5
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German Special Customs Teases BMW i8 iTRON

German Special Customs Teases BMW i8 iTRON
Aftermarket tuning specialists German Special Customs has released the first images of their upcoming BMW i8 styling package, which they call the iTRON. The i8 already has impressive performance numbers, thanks to its hybrid drivetrain and lightweight design, but if you want to make your new i8 look more aggressive on the road, GSC is looking to deliver.
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Tesla Model S – D Series

Tesla Model S – D Series
Tesla’s latest addition to its popular Model S sedan adds a second set of motors to the front of the car, transforming the already powerful RWD into an even more aggressive and better handling AWD. At the top of the line is the P85D, with an astounding 691 total horsepower, which launches the car from 0-to-60 in a supercar-like 3.2
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EVE.RYN Garage BMW i3 EVO

EVE.RYN Garage BMW i3 EVO
While I do rather like the BMW i3, it’s mostly for its unique design and economy, not its sportiness. But that didn’t stop Japanese tuning house EVE.RYN from tricking out an i3 as if it were a sports car.
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Audi R8 Plug-in Hybrid “Possible”

Audi R8 Plug-in Hybrid “Possible”
Audi has already stated its intent to build an all-electric version of its high-performance R8 sports car under the “e-tron” moniker. Now, the company has stated its intent to produce a plug-in hybrid variant as well.
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Venturi America 400hp Electric Buggy

Venturi America 400hp Electric Buggy
Venturi Automobiles has unveiled the America, a unique electric crossover vehicle at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. With a 407 horsepower electric drivetrain, this crossover buggy is targeted at exploring the great outdoors. But it can hold its own on the road as well, with the electric motor pushing the America from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.5
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2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
Porsche has officially unveiled what it’s calling the world’s first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. Dubbed the “Cayenne S E-Hybrid,” the vehicle is based on the 2015 Porsche Cayenne, but of course has a radically different power plant.
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Watch a BMW i3 Get Built from Start to Finish

Watch a BMW i3 Get Built from Start to Finish
While most cars on the road start out as sheets of coiled steel or aluminum, the BMW i3 starts out as sheets of lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic. In this fascinating video, we go inside the Leipzig, Germany factory where the i3 is manufactured to see how this innovative modern electric vehicle is built from scratch.
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Toyota C-HR Concept

Toyota C-HR Concept
Toyota takes aim at the compact sports crossover market with this new concept it showed off at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. We first saw some images of the C-HR a couple of weeks back, and now we have a few more details about the lightweight urban vehicle.
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Volkswagen Delivers First XL1 Hybrid, Unveils Pricing

Volkswagen Delivers First XL1 Hybrid, Unveils Pricing
Volkswagen has announced availability and pricing of its diesel hybrid XL1, a car they previously stated would be available only in select markets. Turns out that’s still true, with plans to make just 30 units available exclusively in the UK.
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McLaren Shows off Its Tiny Formula E Motor

McLaren Shows off Its Tiny Formula E Motor
Although some have called Formula E, the all-electric version of Formula One, the “future of motorsport” I’m still a bit skeptical. The first race of the series was the Beijing ePrix, which was recently broadcast in the United States.
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Volkswagen Preps Passat GTE Plug-in Hybrid

Volkswagen Preps Passat GTE Plug-in Hybrid
Volkswagen is bringing a new plug-in hybrid to the 2014 Paris Motor Show: the Passat GTE. The new hybrid is powered by a combination of a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 154 hp and a electric motor that adds another 114 hp.
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Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4
With McLaren, Porsche and Ferrari each touting their own hybrid hypercars, it was only a matter of time before Lamborghini jumped into the fray. The Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 combines a 610hp 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine with three electric motors, resulting in a total of 910 horsepower, while dramatically reducing CO2 emissions.
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BMW i8 vs. Tesla Model S: An Unfair Comparison

BMW i8 vs. Tesla Model S: An Unfair Comparison
Having driven the Tesla Model S myself, I definitely think the car lives up to the hype, especially in the P85 version. It’s fast, beautifully designed, spacious, and eco-conscious. In fact, the guys at Consumer Reports called it the best car they’ve ever driven.
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Lamborghini Asterion Leaked

Lamborghini Asterion Leaked
Lamborghini plans on showing off a brand new car during the 2014 Paris Auto Show, and thanks to what is apparently an early leak from a couple of Italian auto magazines, we now have a pretty good idea what to expect. 
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