No matter how much Chris Chilton insists the 2016 Toyota Prius is "actually kind of fun," it's going to be a long time before most car enthusiasts come around to the idea of hybrid sports cars. Sure, we love all the hybrid hypercars, but in most hybrids that don't cost $1 million, battery weight takes a toll on handling, eco-conscious tires have no grip, and they still have a reputation for being slow.
But what if you could buy a hot hatch that makes up to 500 horsepower, 538 pound-feet of torque, and happens to be a hybrid? Would that be enough to change your mind?
That's exactly the question Peugeot set out to answer with the 308 R HYbrid concept car. The French automaker's test mule is fully functional, able to hit 60 mph in less than four seconds. It offers three different driving modes, and Peugeot actually .
So what do you think? Are hybrids the future of mainstream performance cars, or will automakers have to pry your good old fashioned Subaru WRX STI from your cold, dead hands?