As the world shifted towards greater environmental awareness, Hypercar manufacturers began incorporating hybrid powertrains, blending high performance with improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The Porsche 918 Spyder, introduced in 2013, epitomized this shift. Its hybrid powertrain combined a V8 engine with electric motors, delivering an astounding 887 horsepower while achieving impressive fuel economy figures. In recent years, the evolution of hypercars has been strongly influenced by the rise of electric propulsion. Electric hypercars, often referred to as hyper-electrics, have emerged as trailblazers of the automotive industry, combining extreme performance with zero-emissions capabilities.
One notable example is the Rimac C_Two, unveiled in 2018. With its four electric motors producing a combined output of 1,914 horsepower, the C_Two can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 2 seconds, setting new benchmarks for electric hypercars. Additionally, advancements in battery technology have enabled these vehicles to achieve impressive driving ranges, alleviating concerns about limited electric vehicle usability.