Friday, July 20, 2007

Gentlemen, start your hybrids!

In case you think that hybrid autos are fine for puttering around town but not yet ready for prime time driving, check this out.

Toyota made history last weekend by winning the Tokashi 24-Hour Race with its Supra HV-R hybrid race car. It is the first time ever that a Hybrid race car has won a competition.

Autoblog reports that the car did so in convincing fashion.
"As the only GT-class car in the field, the Denso SARD Supra HV-R maintained a steady lead of several laps throughout the course of the race, and in the later hours, it essentially dialed things up a notch and ran away from the rest of the field. "

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