As hybrid supercars become increasingly popular, the Ferrari 296 GTB stands out as a prime example of this new breed of high-performance vehicles. With an impressive 818bhp going to the rear wheels, this hybrid supercar boasts a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that generates 663bhp on its own. The additional 165bhp comes from an electric motor, which fills in any torque gaps left by the turbocharged V6.
Performance and Electric Capabilities
The Ferrari 296 GTB can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 2.9 seconds, showcasing its incredible performance capabilities. Additionally, it offers between 10 and 15 miles of all-electric range when fully charged. This allows drivers to enjoy a quiet driving experience in ‘eDrive’ mode, while still having the option to transform it into a proper combustion supercar on the highway.
Upcoming Ferrari Purosangue SUV
While the Ferrari 296 GTB is making waves in the hybrid supercar market, the upcoming Ferrari Purosangue SUV is also generating excitement. As the biggest Ferrari ever made, the Purosangue promises to bring the visceral emotion of a supercar to a family-friendly SUV. Priced at $393,350 from the factory, with an additional $5,000 delivery charge, this luxury SUV is expected to have a V-12 engine, making a gas guzzler penalty almost assured.
Driving Experience and Performance Tech
The Purosangue SUV offers a unique driving experience, drawing onlookers everywhere it goes with its sleek design, aerodynamic cutouts for headlights, and fastback design. With rear-hinged coach doors for easier ingress and egress, the Purosangue is equipped with the performance tech expected of high-end vehicles, including rear-wheel steering, carbon-ceramic brakes, and all-wheel drive. Its 49/51 percent front/rear weight distribution and front-mid-mounted engine contribute to its exceptional performance.
Other Hybrid Supercars: The Honda NSX
Among the top 8 hybrid supercars, the Honda NSX is another notable mention. As a second-generation hybrid supercar, it features two turbos, electric motors, four-wheel drive, and paddle-shift transmission. Expertly calibrated, the NSX offers a driving experience that exceeds expectations. Although engineered in Ohio, it remains a Japanese supercar at heart. Revealed in 2012, four years before the first production car hit the road, the NSX is considered criminally underrated.