Hi my name is Nicolas and I’m addicted to green performance… Or so it begins, quite innocently.
For years, I’ve been writing solely about electric cars. Later, I mentioned hybrids and finally plug-in hybrids as soon as they hit our roads. You see, the automobile landscape changed forever when those cars began sporting the venerable electric motor. After driving an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster, I understood that green performance cars was the way to go. More torque and power with less guilt driving, what more can you ask for? And after all, if this old collector car fanatic gets electric cars, so can you. What’s not to like about greener performance, lower center of gravity and copious amounts of torque, something an electric motor delivers generously? I am now going to stretch your definition of what green performance means.
In order to better inform you about green performance cars, I find myself in front of a wonderful dilemma. I must revisit today’s performance cars so that I can extrapolate where the industry is heading. Get it? In order to talk about tomorrow’s green performance cars, hybrids and pure electric, I have to test drive today’s best gasoline performance cars. Don’t cry for me, it’s not that bad and I enjoy driving cars.
A few months ago, I started shooting videos of the cars we are fortunate to test drive at CarNewsCafe. We don’t get paid to do so, nor do we pay to drive them. We depend on your visits and comments to drive traffic and attract more advertisers. Car makers generously deliver their cars, sometimes we go and pick them up and fleet managers are our best friends. Either way, more than ever, filming is becoming my favorite way of converting to green performance and how much fun these cars offer.
I have now been given the opportunity to test drive some of today’s most exciting performance cars, some of them are anything but green. The next few months, I invite you to follow me to uncharted territory, that of gasoline performance cars. Why? Because most of these cars are the apogee of 100 years of internal combustion engine developments. This is la creme de la creme, what the best car makers have to offer before they are forced to use electric motors to raise the performance level and use less energy. Don’t frown or scream, Corvettes with a hybrid powertrain are right around the corner, so are Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions and Nissan GT-Rs. You too will have to adapt, as I did.
So sit back, enjoy the show and remember that you are at the forefront of something terribly exciting that hasn’t happened in a very long time in the automotive industry… a complete paradigm shift pushing traditional carmakers to embrace electricity and computer programming, while the new kids on the block continuously challenge them.