- Honda NSX
- Tesla Model S Plaid
- BMW i8
- Lexus LC-500h
- Porsche Taycan
- Skoda Octavia iV vRS
- Honda CR-Z
- Audi e-tron GT
- Ford Mustang Mach-e GT
- Ferrari 296 GTB
For many years, there was a belief that hybrid and electric cars would never be able to compete with the speed and power of traditional petrol-powered sports cars. However, that perception has largely been discredited. Many electric and hybrid sports cars now outperform their conventionally-powered competitors on many measures. For example, the Aspark Owl – an electric hypercar – does 0-60 in 1.7 seconds and is the fastest accelerating car on the road.
So, if you’re looking for a new sports car, then choosing an electric or hybrid version is definitely a good option. In this article, you’ll learn about 10 of the best hybrid sports cars and EVs on the market right now
If you’ve always dreamed of owning a sports car, then it’s definitely worth taking the time to learn about the options and figure out exactly what you’re looking for. Our guide to buying your first sports car has some great tips if you’re not sure where to begin.
Why are electric and hybrid sports cars faster?
Electric and hybrid sports cars can go from 0-60 faster than conventional sports cars because they’re simply less complex.
When you put your foot down in a battery-powered car, energy goes directly from the battery to turn the motor, which then drives the wheels forward instantaneously. In a petrol car, by comparison, there are far more steps involved in getting petrol from the tank, sparking it, then using that energy to turn the engine and wheels. EVs also don’t require you to shift through the gears to get up to maximum speed – whereas conventional sports cars do.
If you want to know more about the differences between EVs, hybrids, petrol and diesel cars, our helpful blog has got you covered.