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The super athlete of the future: When more eco means more power

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D he super athletes of the future - sounds like you're yourself could be on the ear for a while until the sports cars are finally there. Far from it - apart from the fact that you wouldn't hear some of them anyway, things will start at the end of 2012:

Audi R8 E-Tron

A small series of the Audi R8 E-Tron is just the beginning. The electric athlete is powered by four electric motors with a total of 230 kW of power, which provide a huge 4,500 Newton meters of torque. 4.8 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km /h is almost a bit of a disappointment. If you keep your foot on the accelerator, the e-racer can go up to 200 km /h.

Almost a third of the curb weight of 1,600 kilograms is due to the 500-kilogram lithium-ion battery, which behind the two seats. The range of the Audi R8 E-Tron should amount to 250 kilometers, while the charging time at normal household sockets should be between six and eight hours. With the quick charge function, the process can be shortened to two and a half hours, according to the manufacturer. The price for the electric racer will be 150,000 euros.

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche is waiting a little longer: the super hybrid sports car Porsche 918 Spyder is due to hit the market at the end of 2013 . The basic price will be 768,026 euros - it's good if you still have time to save. But you shouldn't take too much time, because the hybrid sports car can already be ordered and is limited to 918 units.

The Porsche 918 Spyder is powered by a plug-in hybrid system that consists of a 4.6-liter V8 with 580 hp and two electric motors with a total of at least 170 kW. The power of the combustion engine is transferred to the rear wheels via a dual clutch gearbox, while an electric motor adds another 90 kW and the second supplies the front axle with 80 kW of power. This results in a system output of 770 hp and a maximum torque of 750 Nm. The sprint from zero to 100 km /h should be achieved in three seconds.

The charging time is not calculated in seconds, three hours of patience are required here. In return, the Porsche 918 Spyder should achieve a consumption of 3.0 liters per 100 kilometers. The hybrid sports car should have a top speed ofReach 150 km /h; if the accelerator does not stick to the pedal, 25 kilometers are possible without any emissions. If the foot sticks and the power of the V8 is also switched on, a top of 325 km /h should be possible.

BMW i8

Also BMW has a hybrid athlete in the making, which should be ready for series production in 2013. Also as a plug-in hybrid, it combines two electric motors with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine; The equation 96 kW plus 223 HP results in a system output of 353 HP. According to the manufacturer, the classic sprint from zero to 100 km /h should be completed in 4.8 seconds, the average consumption is 3.76 liters and the entire range is 700 kilometers.

The diet plan for the BMW is i8 carbon fiber laminate structures; they should make the body light and stable at the same time. BMW can pay for that with an estimated 200.00 euros.

Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell

Against the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell is the BMW i8 on the other hand still a bargain. The manufacturer has not yet given precise details on the price, but it is estimated that at least 250,000 euros will be due.

There is not much time left to save, because the electric gullwing is to come in a small series as early as 2013. Four electric motors will then provide a total output of 392 kW (533 hp) and an immediately available torque of 880 Newton meters. So it goes up to 260 km /h in one gear, the 100 km /h limit should fall in four seconds.

The energy storage of the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell - three lithium-ion batteries - are distributed in three blocks in the car and leave the Trunk untouched. If the batteries are empty, you have to feel for the socket and pause there - and that takes about eight hours with normal 230 volts. The fully charged batteries should then be sufficient for a range of 200 kilometers.

McLaren F1 successor

From 2015, 2014 or also 2013? When exactly the F1 successor will come is not yet certain, but it will come soon - with a modified version of the 3.8-liter V8 from the McLaren MP4-12C. Together with the KERS system known from Formula 1 with an electric motor, a brutal 900 hp should then pull the hybrid sports car's tires.

So, the F1 successor will definitely not find it too difficult to say goodbye to the twelve-cylinder engine - andHe will also be able to get over the 1 + 2 seat configuration in favor of two classically arranged seats. The customer, on the other hand, will probably have to get over a million euros if he wants to get hold of one of the 500 copies.

Ferrari Enzo successor

And yet another super sports car with a hybrid system is to follow in the footsteps of a legendary sports car. The lightweight racing car is due to come in 2013. He also combines his combustion engine with a Hy-KERS system - in this case, however, a V12 with a displacement of 800 hp. If you add the 120 HP of the KERS system, a total of 920 HP is available for the drive. With a vehicle weight of just under a ton, the sprint from zero to 100 km /h should be completed in under three seconds, whereby according to the manufacturer 40 percent less consumption than the 660 hp Enzo would be possible.

But Japan is also working on it Hybrid super sports car. At Honda, the next NSX will run partially electric. A V6 petrol engine with petrol direct injection and VTEC, which is installed as a mid-engine behind the two passengers and transmits its power to the rear wheels, will serve as the central power source. At its side are two electric motors on the front wheels, which upgrade the drive unit to an intelligent all-wheel drive. An electric motor integrated in the dual clutch transmission provides additional acceleration power.


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