No supercar manufacturer thought about Co2 emissions in the past. Supercars aren’t, in essence, cars which are environmentally friendly nor cars whose fuel economy plays a significant role in their production. No person will look at the fuel economy when they buy a super or hypercar which is standard procedure when one buys a regular car.
Many think that age of supercars is ending because emission requirements are increasing all over the world. We don’t think that because new technologies are bringing more power into engines while lowering the emission index.
Should Co2 emissions apply to supercars?
The protection of the environment should be something we all strive forward. Climate change is real and Co2 emissions help in the destruction of the ozone layer. Tightening emission requirements is a good way to protect the nature, but should those same demands apply to super and hypercars is the real question.
The number of supercars in the world is small, and it will always be like that due to their price. Even the second-hand vehicles cost too much for an ordinary man. The amount of pollution they produce may be much higher than regular sedans, but the overall comparison when we compare the number of the cars shows that they don’t produce as much as many leads you to believe.
Supercars have powerful engines which mean that they use a lot of fuel which means that they produce a high amount of Co2. If the number of supercars was greater, let’s say five percent of the total number of vehicles then yes, the law should apply to them. But the reality is that there is less than one percent, far below one percent. The amount of Co2 they produce is low when you take into the account their number which is why the law shouldn’t apply to super and hyper cars.
The introduction of hybrids in supercar industry
The idea of exemption of supercars from emission requirements is just a dream which is why many big supercar manufacturers turned towards hybrid technology to save their vehicles. The latest advancement in hybrid technology allows big brands to reduce the Co2 emission index in their supercars without reducing their performances. This is a huge improvement that will save the world of supercars.
The necessity of hybrid systems is evident as new laws reduce the amount of Co2 a car can produce on a regular basis. V8-powered supercars have it easy due to less power they have over V12 engines. One or two turbochargers can substantially reduce the Co2 emission and still produce enough power.
The future of V8 and V12 supercars
Even though the tech is progressing steadily, the future of supercars isn’t inevitable. Some think that the number of supercars will go down until there is a breakthrough in hybrid technology. Some brands have already introduced hybrid systems in their machines, but the tech is far from perfect. Next several years will be crucial for the future of super and hyper cars, and we will inform you about any changes that happen.