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Have you ever dreamed of driving a Lamborghini or Ferrari? Well now you can, and not just for a few laps around a track. With specialist supercar hire firms you can rent out a supercar for an entire day, weekend or week.
A short 10 minutes of form filling and payment of the applicable fee and you are free to drive away your supercar of choice. You can even have your chosen car delivered to your door, anywhere in the UK, such as your place of work, home or airport.
Here are 3 exciting Hybrid supercars of the moment which you can rent short or long term.
BMW i8 Hybrid
With a price range starting from £750.00 per day, experience the first supercar with the consumption and emission values of a small family car. The i8 brings comfort, style, economy and power all in one. Apart from drawing stares, the i8 means business on the race track.
Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid
The Porsche 918 Spyder is an awe-inspiring mid-engined plug-in hybrid supercar completely in a class of its own due to Porsches racing and economy pedigree. Did you know that the 918 Spyder is the second plug-in hybrid from Porsche after the Panamera S E-Hybrid? Get behind the wheel for £2200.00 per day
McLaren P1 Hybrid
The McLaren P1 is a plug-in hybrid supercar built in limited numbers. McLaren’s F1 background has made a dramatic impact on the evolution of Hybrid Supercars. Being the successor to the F1, it utilizes hybrid power and Formula 1 technology to the extreme. All yours to enjoy for £2200.00 per day.
Aston isn’t the first manufacturer to reissue one of its classics; Jaguar produced six lightweight E-types using chassis numbers that were issued but never used in period and is now doing nine XKSS roadsters. Various other low-volume models have been put back into ultra-limited production, including the Shelby Cobra and the DeLorean. But the DB4 GT is perhaps the most ambitious such project yet, with Aston announcing that it plans to produce 25 “lightweight” GTs. Only 75 cars were produced during the original run, of which only eight were the stripped-out lightweights. Yet, as tends to be the case with limited-edition Aston models, all have already been sold, despite a price of $1.9 million at current exchange rates. Then again, that’s still only about half what original DB4 GTs are selling for.
December is a month of reflection, a time when people look back on the year that has passed, sometimes with rose-tinted nostalgia and sometimes with sobbing melancholy. At Aston Martin, the spirit of introspection has bitten hard—although with some distant coordinates programmed into the corporate time machine. Because the British company has announced it’s going to produce a “continuation” version of the DB4 GT, a car that was first introduced back in 1959.Aston says it will issue the new cars with VINs following on from those given to the original cars, and they will also be built in almost the same place: Aston Martin’s Works division in Newport Pagnell, England, which sits on part of the site of the company’s former factory. As such, they will be the first cars made in Newport Pagnell since production of the first-generation Vanquish ended there in 2007.
Buyers won’t be able to enjoy the DB4 GT’s doubtless considerable charms on the road; with no modern safety or emissions gear, they’re being sold for track use only. Aston will be offering a two-year track driving program for owners. It will be held “at a number of the world’s finest racetracks, including the spectacular Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi,” making it very similar in principle to the billionaire track-day scheme under which the Aston Martin Vulcan was sold. The obvious question is whether Aston will choose to offer any other “continuation” model in year to come. The back catalog isn’t exactly short of greatest hits worthy of being reissued.
The new cars will be made in exactly the same way as the originals, with thin-gauge aluminum panels fitted over a tubular frame. Power will come from a straight-six engine with twin spark plugs per cylinder that produces a claimed 331 horsepower and breathes through triple twin-choke Weber carburetors. This is very similar in design to the original engine, but capacity has gone up from 3.7 liters to 4.1 liters, and output has risen by 30 horsepower. Power will be sent to the rear axle through a period-appropriate four-speed manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential. No performance numbers have been given, but since it will weigh just 2706 pounds, the GT’s acceleration will certainly be brisk. In its day, it was one of the fastest cars in the world and won its debut race at the hands of Stirling Moss.
Torsen differential is a unique method of providing differential action and has many patented components. As a trademark of the JTEKT Corporation, it does an excellent job while overcoming the traction difference problem. In addition, its internal components are pretty different from the ones that you’ll find in a conventional differential. Thus, it’s worth checking out.
At the heart of the system of the Torse differential lies a shaped gear pair assembly that’s quite specific. One gear is worm gear and the other is spur gear. Now, this differential works on a very simple principle called worm wheels. This means that the spinning worm gear can rotate the wheel but, on the other hand, the rotating wheel cannot speed that gear. That’s one of the most fascinating things about it. Of course, there are many more things to the Torsen that you’ll find out in the video below.
Torsen differential for the most ingenious differential action so far!
All in all, this differential brings many advantages. The locking action is instantaneous in the Torsen while it other technologies the drive wheel slips for a limited amount of time before getting locked. If the vehicle encounters a traction difference track and it features a Torsen differential, the wheels will lock immediately. Check out the video below!