2014 is going to be one smash, boom, bang of a year when it comes to cars that thrill. Some of these rides o’ thrill will tried and true models, luxurious sedans dripping the newest in hybrid tech, and, of course, some real pavement scorchers.
- One of the cars on the list is also one of the best-named cars of all time. The 2015 Audi A3 E-Tron Plug-In Hybrid that is due to hit dealership floors in the middle of 2014. This thrilling car has a maximum range of more than 500 miles and a single, purely-electric range of 30. Despite these impressive numbers, the A3 E-Tron also boasts some power producing 204 horses and 258 lb-ft of torque.
- Due out early next year, the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid can speed through a full 18 miles on a single electric charge before it flips the gasoline switch. When running on the liquid juice, the 918 Spyder Hybrid churns our 887 horsepower (this was not a typo) and a zero to 60 miles per hour in less than 3 seconds. Oh, the Spyder will set you back close to one million dollars, just in case you are keeping score at home.
- Another electric-forward car is the Volkswagen E-Golf that will be out in about 10 months from now. While it is not as powerful as the Spyder or the A3 E-Tron, it does boast a single-charge range of 90 miles. Ninety is also its top speed.
- The final car on the thrilling list is the Mercedes Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid that will be out next Fall. The S50 Plug-In Hybrid has a Spyder-ish single-charge range of 18 miles and an estimated eMPG of 60 miles per gallon.
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