First Drive Of The ActiveHybrid X6, A Plug-In Hybrid Caddy: Today’s Car News

November 9, 2009

BMW has managed to keep its “ultimate driving machine” ethos even when it comes to building hybrid vehicles, with its all-new 2010 ActiveHybrid X6 slotting in as the world’s most powerful hybrid vehicle thanks to its 478 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. [Green Car Reports]

Revealed at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac Converj concept was a highly refined, dramatically styled extended range electric vehicle, with a powertrain much like that found in the Chevrolet Volt. According to a new report the vehicle is a production possibility. [CNNMoney]

The Ariel Atom is a wild roadster designed and built in the UK, which can best be described as a pair of seats strapped to an engine and set on four wheels. The crazy people behind the car have now revealed that a V-8 model is almost ready for production but only 25 examples will be built. [Autocar]

A new supercar is gunning for the world’s fastest production car title and this one is from the UK. According to its makers, the Keating TKR already broke the production car top speed record with a 260.1 mph run last month at California’s Salt Lake Flats. [WorldCarFans]

Bugatti’s ominous 16C Galibier sedan concept has already arrived in the U.S. and will be making its local debut at next month’s 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. The vehicle was shown to a very select group of customers, suggesting that a production version may just be forthcoming. [egmCarTech]

If you haven’t heard of ENVI don’t be alarmed because the electric car think tank established by Chrysler in 2007 has produced much results. With Fiat now at the helm, ENVI and its extended-range electric vehicle project has now been axed. [MotorTrend]

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