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      10-18-2011, 09:47 PM   #13
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Drives: YMB F80, E90M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Strange but true, a turbo hybrid powerplant with the right software would have the response of a NA engine with the efficiency of a turbo. The electric motor is great for filling in the missing torque at low revs before the turbo can build boost.
I think the future is going to be serial hybrids, where the gas engine can run at maximum efficiency and power in a narrow RPM range and the electric motor is fully responsible for turning the wheels.
For now, my NA V8 is the perfect choice for driving fun. I'll worry about the cost of gas when it reaches $10/gallon. Hopefully there will be more than a couple decent electrics out by then.