Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, and its impact is being felt throughout a wide range of industries. The auto industry is certainly no exception, as this awesome article on the latest greatest supercar technology proves. Supercars like the vehicles described below showcase the most recent technological advances, pushing the boundaries of what had previously been considered possible.
Tesla Model S
The Model S is perhaps the most technologically advanced vehicle currently being produced. It produces no pollution, yet is still capable of incredible rates of acceleration, and is capable of driving itself. The Model S utilizes industry technology known as “Level 3 autonomy,” meaning that this supercar is already capable of driving itself unassisted down the highway.
As this incredible technology continues to develop, the Model S will be upgradeable to “Level 4 autonomy,” at which point it will be able to drive itself even down crowded city streets with its driver playing only a supervisory role. When the new software becomes available, the vehicle’s system will update automatically and download the new software into the car’s computer in order to update its operating system.
The C-X75 uses recently developed hybrid technology to create an economically sustainable hybrid sports car. While it was initially created as a concept car back in 2010, the recent rise of hybrid technology has pushed this supercar from concept into reality. In addition to incredible hybrid power, it also boasts a flat screen control panel that was designed to supplant the traditional dashboard.
Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid
Porsche isn’t usually known as a company that pulls out all the stops when it comes to technological advances, but the 918 Spyder Hybrid is the exception to the rule. With its carbon fiber-reinforced body and hybrid engine, this vehicle is certainly capable of pushing a number of boundaries. It is capable of speeds higher than 217 mph and boasts an impressive 71 mpg fuel economy despite its incredible speed and acceleration.
The BMW I8 is pumped full of impressive technological gadgetry, but that’s not the only thing that makes it a supercar. It also boasts a hybrid engine capable of launching drivers up to 60 mph in less than 4.2 seconds.