Is it slightly bizarre that dueling hybrids can be found in a motorsport where the sole purpose is to burn through as much gasoline as possible to rack up a win? Sure, but welcome to the new order of things.
Some have seen Toyota’s move as a slight tweak to Ford. The two companies have been competitive before on issues like whether or not the Fusion Hybrid is the most efficient midsize “car,” or the amount of cargo room in the Sequoia versus the Expedition.
On the bright side, at least a hybrid battle could have some nice consequences for consumers.
Dueling Hybrid Pace Cars (Wheels)