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Hot Blue MSO McLaren P1 is Dressed to Impress

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Let's go out on a limb and say that the McLaren P1 is the hottest car you can take on a date (photo shoot) in 2015. This is already our 3rd one this month and it also comes via MSO (McLaren Special Operations) - it's where the 'Hot Blue' paint job came from.

Chris Harris’ Full Take on the McLaren P1

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There’s not much left unsaid about the McLaren P1. If it’s not the most sophisticated car ever made, it surely is in the top five.

Chris Harris has recently uploaded a very detailed 28-minute video review of the McLaren P1, which also benefits from the presence of McLaren Automotive’s chief test driver Chris Goodwin.

Next Audi A4 Could Get Electrified e-Quattro AWD System

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According to a recent report, the next generation of Audi’s A4 sedan may feature a hybrid-integrated Quattro system. It will use two electric motors, one in the transmission case and one on the rear axle – the rear wheels will no longer be connected via prop shaft to the engine; they will be fully electrically-driven.

Volvo's Short Term Plan Features Plug-in Hybrids, EVs Also Possible

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After launching their XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid SUV, Volvo has definitely taken the fight to the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi - while Lexus sits in the back of the class, nodding in disagreement.

BMW Warns That Cheap Gas Makes EVs Harder To Sell

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Evolution (regardless of field) is always a step by step process. A long process. The fact that Electric Vehicles could become harder to sell in markets where the price of gas is very low, should come as no surprise.

Future BMW 3-Series Could Help Start EV Revolution

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BMW is getting ready to re-engineer the way they build cars, focusing on developing all-wheel drive plug-in hybrids and possibly electric vehicles for their entire range in the future.

Custom MSO McLaren P1 in Satin Volcano Red Looks Exceptional

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Could this P1 look even better than that gorgeous orange specimen we saw take center stage in that Death Valley photo shoot? It might, what do you think?

Mitsubishi UK Targets Premium Segment With High-Spec and -Priced Outlander PHEV

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If you're Mitsubishi and you're looking for a way to attract more customers in the UK, going all out with your plug-in hybrid Outlander model sounds like a good way to start.

2017 Acura NSX Type-R Rendering is Awesome to Behold

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In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is truly king. Such is the way in the land of supercars, where even a slight advantage can mean that you're suddenly the best model in your segment.

You Like Animations? Audi Q7 e-tron's Powertrain Digitally Dissected

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Audi's Q7 e-tron’s diesel-electric hybrid system is fairly conventional, but we can never say no to a nice animation detailing the way it works.

It also lists the various components that go into creating it, so if you’re a Chinese automaker looking to make your first hybrid, this is a good place to start – just don’t make it look the same or people will be in on it.

China's BYD Tang is The World's Most Powerful Hybrid SUV with 505HP!

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Did you know that this is the most powerful hybrid SUV in the whole world? So much for your Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine wet dream, huh?

McLaren P1 Death Valley Photo Shoot is Breathtaking

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The McLaren P1 is probably one of the top 5 hypercars in the world today. That's the category above supercar. It's much more than just giving you track oriented performance, or blowing your mind in a straight line.

Scoop: This May Be Hyundai's New Prius-Like Dedicated Hybrid

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South Korea's Hyundai is upping the stakes with the development of its first dedicated hybrid model to take on the Toyota Prius and its ilk.

Our spy shooters believe that the Hyundai prototype they nabbed on a transport truck in the Arctic Circle is that car.

They support this, not only because of its pointy, very Prius- and Volt-like aerodynamic shape, but also due to the high voltage orange cables and a sticker on the suspension arms that reads “AE HEV”, with the last part possibly standing for "Hybrid Electric Vehicle".

Hyundai Motor CEO Kim Choong-ho had pointed towards the firm's plans to launch a gasoline-electric, hybrid-only model, at a launch event in South Korea last October, where he said:

"We will take the lead in the future by raising the competitiveness of our environment-friendly cars like hybrid-only cars, plug-in hybrid cars and fuel cell hydrogen cars."

Very few details have made their way out, but Hyundai could build the car on a shared platform, possibly on the next generation Elantra compact, fitted with a parallel powertrain setup combining the use of a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor fed by a lithium-ion battery pack.

A plug-in hybrid version could follow launch, which is expected to happen in Korea during the second half of 2016.

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Acura NSX is the First Supercar with a Design Team Led by a Woman

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Although it was upstaged somewhat by the Ford GT, the all-new Acura NSX was without a doubt one of the stars of the 2015 North American International Motor Show.

Second Generation Opel Ampera Rendering Based on New Volt Looks Legit

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Now that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is no longer a secret, it’s open season for Photoshop manipulators to guess what the Volt’s European brother, the Opel Ampera, will look like.

Plug-Ins Won Over Consumers Easier than Hybrids Did

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Gasoline-electric hybrids first appeared in the late 1990s in the US, the most notable model being the 1999 Toyota Prius. By their fourth year on the market, this genre of vehicle had managed to sell 100,000, but it seems they’re now being outpaced by plug-in vehicles.

GTI, What GTI? VW Golf GTE Sprints to 100 KM/h / 62 MPH in 6.3 Seconds!

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Now, while VW may be marketing the Golf GTE as a greener alternative to the full-blown GTI model, the latter is actually much closer to the GTI than the diesel GTD is in terms of performance. The plug-in hybrid model was recently clocked as being able to hit 100 km/h or 62 mph in 6.3 seconds.

Volvo V60 PHEV Doesn’t Justify Price Premium Over a Diesel-Powered V60

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The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is one of the very few models of its kind currently available on the market, pairing a five-cylinder 2.4-liter turbodiesel with an electric motor and rechargeable batteries.

New Chevy Volt Rendered as Traditional Three-Door Coupe

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So whenever you turn a regular five-door hatch into a three-door, the result ends up looking pretty much the same every time. This new Chevy Volt has undergone the same transformation in PhotoShop and it doesn’t surprise us.

Someone Paid BMW $100,000 Over i8's MSRP!

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When you're sick of waiting for your very own electric supercar, you may start doing silly things such as pay a lot more than you should just so the dealer can put your car at the top of their priority list.