Five years ago a new era of hybrid hypercars was ushered in and with it, a new level in road car performance. Between them the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 seemed to take the popular conception of what was possible with a fully homologated production car and burn it before your eyes.
Thank Frankel it's Friday: Could hybridisation not be the future of fast cars?
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.