The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that this is a brand new award but it is time we introduced such a thing as the motoring industry cleans up its act. Sure, it’ll be some time before the internal combustion engine bites the dust but there are plenty carmakers out there staking an early claim to be the best when it comes to Green Performance such as Lexus with its LC500h. It’s ever so beautiful — those taillights, iconic spindle grille, creases on the body and that sleek profile look ace — in fact it resembles the stunning LF-LC concept. It has a 3.5-litre V6 and two electric motors and the total output of this hybrid is 354bhp and 500Nm of torque. But, it has a CVT and you all know how we feel about them.
Another fine model, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, offers more punch what with a 2.9-litre V6 twin-turbocharged engine rated at 330bhp and 450Nm of torque with a 136bhp electric motor driving the wheels through an eight-speed double-clutch transmission. Its total output of 466 horses and 700Nm of torque puts that of the Lexus to shame but the ultimate green machine leaves the Porsche behind when it comes to power. It’s the Tesla Model X.
This thing has an incredible 603 horses and just under 1,000Nm of torque produced by the Dual AC induction motors with 100kWh lithium-ion battery. It does 0-100kph in a mind boggling 3.1 seconds. That’s not all. It has Falcon Wing doors which rise like a bird majestically preparing for take-off. It can be had as a seven-seater. And, it has a Ludicrous Mode. Enough said.