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True or reality? Can electricity be the main power behind our mobility? Since kid I believed in it, by reading that the first Porsche was electric car, and finally in 2008. I started this blog to promote electric cars, sustainable mobility and enjoyment of driving. Website dedicated to driving enthusiasts who want exciting sports cars powered by electricity. There is no substitute. Green Supercar covering electric sports cars – from over 150 articles on new prototypes, production models, industry news to editorial reviews and coverage of related gear. Also we cover hybrid supercars, hydrogen cars, e-bikes and other interesting vehicles for driving enthusiasts.

McLaren’s lightweight MP4-12C. Is it green?

Green? Really? McLaren claim how they new cool version of MP4-12c will produce less CO2 per horsepower than hybrid. It’s easy to say that for a car that have 593bhp.  This monster accelerate from 0-100 in under 3 seconds. Unfortunately there is no hybrid technology in this version, but McLaren worked hard on saving weight. Superlight chassis features a combination of carbon fiber and aluminum. The engineers’ work on weight reduction led them to eliminate grams wherever they could, leading to a dry body weight of only 2,866 pounds. Another step was to replaced the traditional battery with a lighter lithium-ion one. McLaren will also build lightweight aluminum 3.8-liter engine for market outside US. Production is planned for 1,000 units for sale in US. Price tag likely to reach $250,000.

I hope in the next version we’ll see plug-in hybrid. Is this really green? Do you think some manufacturers taking green as number game and not really strong step toward green technology. Look at full-electric wind-powered British Nemesis. C’mon you can do better McLaren. We KNOW you can.

Nonetheless. Gorgeous car.