To most people the words Eco-Friendly and Sports Supercar wouldn’t normally follow in the same sentence. But with current worldwide pressure from the Global Summit of world leaders and environmental pressure groups to lower carbon emissions and pollution over the next 20 years, not to mention the rising cost of petrol, like most car manufacturers, the sports supercar manufacturers have to get more greenness into their business.
Its not surprising that many of the big names are going back to the drawing board to join the rise in the green car’s we are seeing appearing on our roads in these modern forward thinking eco aware times. This year’s Geneva Motor Show saw a rise in the number of sports supercars designed to be greener than their gas guzzling siblings, with a lower carbon footprint on paper and also to make you feel like you are doing your bit for the planet whilst driving along at the wrong side of 150mph…
Even the likes of Ferrari who have brought out their new petrol-electric hybrid 599 can switch between zero-emissions electric power, petrol power and a mix of both, plus they’ve even ditched the trademark red livery and painted it green! Porsche have unveiled their 918 Spyder, a mid-engined two-seater, which has an innovative plug-in hybrid, so you will be able to find one at your Porsche Dealership in the not to distant futute.
Another direction is the “Cygnet” from Aston Martin, as they are launching their green-eco offering very shortly (with the aim of lowering the super car company’s average emissions annually). The Aston Martin Cygnet is loosely based around the Toyota smart car which is one of the greenest non-electric cars in Toyota’s portfolio. Yes it could be argued that many of the new eco-green cars are not as environmentally green as they could be, but it has to be seen as a step in the right direction by many. So who knows you might even be able to buy one as a Pre owned Aston Martin in the future froma local dealer.