Cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1224 times:
Quoting Francoflier (Reply 3): That would make it the first high performance hybrid vehicle commercially available wouldn't it?
Not this one, this is just the standard LF-A, I don't think it has anything hybrid or economical about it, certainly not with a whopping big V10 in the front of it shrieking away like a banshee.
It does sound pretty mad, actually, I'd have said it sounds scary - you don't expect a Lexus to sound like that. Maybe the Porsche Carrera GT, but not this. Wow.
I still expect Porsche to be the first with a realistic hybrid sports-car that doesn't make compromises to get more efficiency.
But I believe it'll be hard to surpass just the standard 3.6L Porsche 911 with a 7-speed Doppell-Kupplung transmission, that is a very economical combination. It's also very clean running too, the C02 emissions are quite low in comparison with most cars actually. It's certainly cleaner than other sports-cars, but compares well with most ordinary cars in general, surprisingly enough.