Ferrari unveiled the new 2016 SF16-H Formula 1 car. The debut was streamed live online and over one million people followed the reveal of the F1 competition machine between the company’s website and social media.
As you know the designation for the new car is SF16-H. The SF in the name stands for Scuderia Ferreri and the 16 lets folks know that it is for the 2016 season. The H stands for the hybrid system that helps make the new car more efficient than the outgoing model.
This is the category that represents the future of the sports car. Currently, most of the entrants are extremely high priced supercars (with one exception), but with strict government regulations more and more vehicles will look at hybrid drivetrains to bridge the gap from gas powered to electric powered automobiles.
How does a Volkswagen Golf packing 395 horsepower and able to rocket from 0-62 mph in just 4.3 seconds sound? If you ask us, it sounds like a very hot hatch indeed.
The VW Golf GTE Concept is capable of just that performance while maintaining the practicality of a hatchback. A plug-in hybrid system is mated to the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that is used in the Polo R WRC rally car. By itself this power plant offers 295 horses, but when mated to the electric motors it is taken to the next level.
This season has been a very good one for Porsche in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) series. Of course the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans win is the biggest highlight of the year, but the famed endurance race is just the beginning.
The Porsche 919 Hybrid has been a huge success for the German performance car maker. The latest victory over Audi and Toyota in the top LMP1 class took place in Fuji this past weekend.
Last year Porsche began a mission to add to their record 16 victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Standing in their way was Audi and this year they looked to get to the top of the mountain.
The two VW Group owned brands also had to deal with Toyota and Nissan, but they would never truly challenge the German marquees. Of course a 24 hour endurance race takes a fast car as well as some luck. Going into the competition the Porsche 919 Hybrid was the favorite after qualifying in first, second and third.
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