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While hybrid engines were at first considered little more than a stop-gap on the way to more efficient electric power they are now increasingly being recognised as a more flexible alternative not only for ‘eco’ cars but also in powerful sports cars. The use of additional electric support for a petrol engine means that weaknesses in the internal combustion engine’s torque curve can be overcome with a method know as ‘torque fill’. This means that smaller capacity turbo-charged engines can be used along with a hybrid electric motor for the best possible performance. Ground-braking cars like the convertible Porsche 918 and McLaren P1 coupe have demonstrated the potential and this is sure to filter down to more affordable vehicles.
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- No discontinued cars.