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Lexus CT 200h

2011 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus releases the all new 2011 Lexus CT 200h Premium Compact Hybrid for sale in the United States. The 2011 Lexus CT 200h is a sporty five-door that is powered by a 1.8 liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder gas engine with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and Lexus Hybrid Drive technology. The Lexus Hybrid Drive technology features two motor generators. Each motor performs specific functions and can operate as both a motor and generator. The engine-driven generator charges the battery pack and can also provide additional power to the drive motor as needed. The drive motor is driven by electrical power from the generator or the hybrid battery pack and provides motive force for the front wheels. Lexus placed the hybrid battery pack under the rear cargo area within the wheelbase for optimized balance. Standard safety features include an eight airbag supplemental restraint system, anti-lock brake system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and vehicle stability control (VSC) and TRAC (helps optimize traction to help prevent the drive wheels from spinning while accelerating under slippery conditions). Interior features include leather seating, a wide grip sport steering wheel, an optional moonroof and an optional hard disc drive (HDD) Lexus Navigation system with back-up camera, voice command and bluetooth connectivity. If you’re looking for a sporty yet luxurious Hybrid vehicle, look no further than the 2011 Lexus CT 200h.

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Car News, Porsche 918

2011 Porsche 918 RSR Max Hybrid

The 2011 Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid features a mid-mounted 3.4 liter twin turbo V8 engine developed for the Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 racer. The engine is tuned to produce 563 horsepower at 10,300 rpm. In addition to the gasoline engine, two electric motors powering the front wheels boost power output to 767 horsepower. Very cool!

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Audi Q5, Car News

2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid Sports 2.0T Engine and 8-Speed Transmission

Audi plans on releasing their brand new 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid. The vehicle will be powered by Audi’s 211-hp 2.0T FSI Hybrid engine that will be good for 245 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid system will use a 82 pound 72-cell lithium-ion Sanyo battery system and will be paired with their 8-speed tiptronic transmission. This combination allows the 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid to get an amazing 33.6 miles per gallon.

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Lotus Elite

2014 Lotus Elite Features 620 HP and Hybrid Option

Check out the preliminary car photos of the upcoming 2014 Lotus Elite. The 2014 Lotus Elite features a front-mid positioned 5.0 liter V8 engine that produces 620 horsepower and 720 ft-lbs of torque. Options include a slick retractable hard top version and the optional use of hybrid power technology.

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