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Choosing the Best Hybrid Supercar for Your Custom Garage

By: Carlos Lopez on Dec 19, 2014 in Autos, Car Review, Custom Garage, Our Experts

Choosing the Best Hybrid Supercar for Your Custom Garage

Over the last five years, the development of hybrid supercars has been the biggest news in the automotive world and not so coincidentally, the subject matter of choice in garages everywhere. At first, there was doubt and borderline disgust at the mere thought of building a hybrid supercar. After all, why would anyone want a slow hybrid engine in a supercar representing all that is sport and luxury, right? Well, as the years passed us by, we have all been proven wrong.

Yes, these cars can run in silent full electric mode at slow speeds down the road, but once you step on the gas, these cars turn into what they are supposed to be – supercars. Instead of having the electric engines minimize the speed of the car, what they actually do is help the petrol engines maximize its power by giving it an extra kick when it needs it, especially during times like gear changes and turbo loads. So, what you get from these hybrid engines is a consistent flow of powerful muscle that can generate horsepower over 1,000 horsepower. That’s right, over 1,000hp from a hybrid engine that gives you great fuel economy. But, the best thing of all; you don’t get penalized with a gas-guzzler tax.

Earlier this week Acura announced that they would be debuting the final production version of their highly anticipated Acura NSX at the Detroit Auto Show in January.  Lamborghini also joined the Hybrid Supercar club earlier this year in October with their Asterion concept car at the Paris Motor Show. Five years after the first concepts started to rise, we now have more than a few different hybrid supercar options and concepts to choose from.

But, which hybrid supercar is the one that would look best in your garage. As you know, at Motor Trend Garage we can design anything to look amazing around your car, but what I am asking is which of these cars is the best looking one to own.

Here is the list of the choices we have along with an idea of how they would look inside a custom garage built by Motor Trend Garage.

 

The McLaren P1

McLaren P1

Check out the Motor Trend review and video.

 

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder Motor Trend Garage

Check out the Motor Trend review and video.

 

Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari LaFerrari Motor Trend Garage

Check out the Motor Trend review and video.

 

BMW i8

BMW i8 Motor Trend Garage

Check out the Motor Trend review and video.

 

Acura NSX

Acura NSX Motor Trend Garage

Check out the Motor Trend review.

 

Volkswagen XL Sport

Volkswagen XL Sport Motor Trend Garage

Check out the Motor Trend review.

 

Lamborghini Asterion

Lamborghini Asterion Motor Trend Garage

 

Check out the Motor Trend review.

What I like the most about the cars I buy – when it comes to looks – is how luxurious it looks and how futuristic it seems with a modern touch. From the group above there were quite a few that look amazing, that I wouldn’t mind having parked inside my garage. The decision was a tough one to make, so let me start with my runner up but remember, this wasn’t about power but solely on my preference of look.

My runner up is the McLaren P1 it is a beautiful car. It looks futuristic and while it’s driving on the road it looks as if it were a jet plane flying at a very, very low altitude. I can’t deny its beauty, but it just doesn’t look luxurious enough for me.

My winner is the Acura NSX. Ever since I first saw the concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show a few years back, the car has fascinated me. It has a luxurious, futuristic look, but it still feels like it belongs in modern time. It rides low and in any color the car simply looks stunning. The choice was difficult, but I truly believe that the Acura NSX is most gorgeous one of them all. It is the supercar I would want to design my custom garage around.

On a related note, the Lamborghini Asterion is the ugly duckling of the gas-saving bunch.

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