CAR TALK

 
Ryan Borroff
BMW VISION EFFICIENTDYNAMICS FOUR-SEATER
BMW has announced it is to put its stunning Vision EfficientDynamics four-seater sports car concept into production. Powered by a diesel/electric hybrid system, the 328bhp coupé will be capable of 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds and of reaching 155mph when it goes into production in 2013. Average fuel consumption should be just 75.1mpg with CO2 emissions of 99g/km. The car will be a plug-in hybrid and should be fully charged within just two and half hours, all from the wall socket at home.

MORGAN THREE-WHEELER
After a 58-year hiatus, British sportscar manufacturer Morgan is planning to re-release the iconic Morgan Three-wheeler, a car it originally built from 1909 to 1953. The new version will be powered by a 100bhp, 1.8-litre Harley Davidson V-Twin engine and weigh just 500kg, with the same “bullet” shape body as the original. It will be capable of 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds and of reaching 115mph when it launches at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March.

LIGHTNING ELECTRIC GRAND TOURER
The first new British luxury car marque for 60 years, the Lightning Car Company, has set out to raise £15.5m to take its 700hp Lightning electric Grand Tourer supercar to full production. Advanced orders for the car have already reached more than £3m. When it’s built, the lightweight rear-wheel drive supercar will boast a 0-60mph acceleration time of under five seconds, a top speed of 125mph and have a maximum touring range of of 225 miles, with charge time as low as 10 minutes.