EV Insights

Episode Three: Will supercars go electric?

Auto Trader

Auto Trader took a group of petrolheads out on a track day with Rory Reid to see if they could be converted from Electric Sceptics to Electric Champions. But did it work?

When one sceptic told us electric cars are “a bit shocking to be honest”, we appreciated the pun but wanted to know more. A fan of Ferraris, Lee didn’t see how electric cars could compete with sports cars.

Well, the future of all cars is electric – including sports cars. The New Ferrari 296, for example, is part electric – while the Audi RS E-Tron GT and Porsche Taycan featured in our videos are fully-electric. They boast some impressive stats, like 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and 2.6 seconds respectively. The Rimac Never is currently the fastest electric car, with a top speed of 258 mph and a 0-60 mph acceleration of 1.85 seconds.

With electric racing events like Formula E growing in audience and investment every year, the innovation in electric sports is just getting started – who knows what future classics and history makers are being built right now?