Thursday, July 01, 2004

A hybrid sportscar from Toyota?


Stats: 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds, 408 HP, at 32 miles per gallon, rear wheel drive with the two electric motors mounted in the rear as well, max seating - 3.

Sure, that redesigned Prius looks sporty and has that gadgets appeal. And the Lexus RX400H means there’s finally a soccer mom-mobile that’s environmentally friendly. But Toyota’s other hybrid, the new Volta, will leave them all in the dust — literally! This sexy Italian-designed beast goes from zero to 60mph in four seconds and puts out an impressive 408 HP — and even with all this power the Volta it still manages to sip an economical 32 miles per gallon. Like all good sports cars, the Volta has rear wheel drive (both its engine and two electric motors are mounted in the rear), and has room for three passengers in its cabin.

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