Trending Cars: Speed Responsibly

In the era of engine electrification, some of the meanest sports cars are now also the greenest.
By Jerry Perez

 Powerful Precision

Do you need to travel fast, in style, and bring the family along? No problem. Zuffenhausen’s newest and greenest sedan, the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, has arrived. It can travel up to 31 miles on battery power only and can recharge in under three hours. With ceramic brakes, active suspension and all-wheel drive for swift braking and cornering, the new Panamera is Porsche’s second-most powerful vehicle, right behind the multimillion-dollar 918 Spyder.

Pushing Boundaries

The iconic 1990s Japanese supercar once developed by Ayrton Senna is commonly associated with perfect weight distribution and razor-sharp handling. Pushing the boundaries of automotive technology and efficiency, the 2017 Acura NSX returns as a fuel-sipping hybrid. But don’t let its EPA rating of 22 mpg fool you: This carbon fiber and aluminum twin-turbo supercar employs three electric motors, which allow it to corner harder and faster than even the finest European sports cars.

Redefining Efficiency 

Lexus spent more than half a decade designing and developing its newest hybrid grand tourer, the 2018 Lexus LC500h, which has redefined what it means to be an energy-efficient sports car. And even though the aerodynamic design and ultra-efficient drivetrain earned the LC500h a rating of 35 mpg on the highway, it still lets you shift at its 6,600-rpm redline—and even slide the back end a bit.

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