Hybrid Supercar Clash – 3-Way Drag Race

April 24th, 2024

Did you ever wonder what would win in a drag race between high-powered hybrids? We go across the pond for a crash course in hybrid supercar supremacy with Matt from carwow at the helm. Relish in this contest of power and speed as three of Europe’s feistiest production cars take to the track for a series of standing drag races.

First up is the new (2024) Lamborghini Revuelto with its 6.5-liter V12 gas burner and a trio of electric motors. Standing alone, the mid-mounted V12 engine is capable of producing 814hp. Three electric motors bump the maximum output up to 1,015hp and 793 lb.-ft. of torque. The all-wheel drive Revuelto is shifted using an 8-speed dual-clutch direct drive transmission with huge paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Despite being a heavy pig at 4,450-pounds, this Lambo can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 2.3-seconds with a top speed of 218 mph.

Just like the Revuelto, the Ferrari SF90 utilizes a trio of electric motors and a gas engine to make magic. This time, it’s a mid-mounted twin turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that can churn out 786hp. Add the lithium-ion battery powered motors and you get 1,016 total horsepower from the Prancing Horse contingent. Significantly lighter than the Lamborghini, this all-wheel drive Italian tips the scale at a svelte 3,900-pounds. Also, like the Revuelto, the SF90 uses an 8-speed gearbox and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.3-seconds. Top speed is a computer controlled 211 mph.

Finally, the irritated German. The Porsche 918 is a menace – to the opposition. Powered by a naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 gas engine and a pair of electric motors, the 918 can make the equivalent of 887hp. At a curb weight of 3,690-pounds, this pricey Porsche ($1.6-million) is all-wheel drive with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and a top speed of 214 mph.

The time has come to let these falcons fly.