Gordon Murray reveals his strange T.25 city car

Gordon Murray reveals his strange T.25 city car

Famous and respected Formula One race car and supercar designer Gordon Murray has finally revealed his latest creation, the T.25 city car. Murray who gained fame for his involvement in the iconic McLaren F1 project, has spent the last two years working on this interesting project and the result is one unique looking micro machine.

Measuring 2.4 meters length, 1.3 meters in width and 1.5 meters in height, the T.25 is smaller than Smart’s minuscule Fortwo, but that hasn’t stopped Murray from fitting in three seats in a McLaren F1-style 1+2 layout with the driver taking the centre position. If you’re riding solo the two passenger seats can be folded down to create a very usable luggage capacity of 720 litres.

Rather than use traditional doors, Murray opted to make the entire front section of the T.25 pivot forward to allow a ceremonious entry into the car.

Power for the city car comes from a 660cc three-cylinder engine located in the vehicle’s rear. It outputs 51hp at 7,000 rpm and 57Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, and is mated to a five-speed semi-automatic transmission.

Tipping the scales at around 575kg, the T.25 doesn’t have much to offer in terms of performance and completes the zero to 100km/h sprint in a leisurely 16.2 seconds and has a limited top speed of 145km/h. Fuel economy however is impressive with the T.25 achieving an estimated 3.8 lt/100km combined consumption.

If everything goes to plan, Murray is aiming to have the T.25 ready for production by 2012.

Famous and respected Formula One race car and supercar designer Gordon Murray has finally revealed his latest creation, the T.25 city car. Murray who gained fame for his involvement in the iconic McLaren F1 project, has spent the last two years working on this interesting project and the result is one unique looking micro machine.

Measuring 2.4 meters length, 1.3 meters in width and 1.5 meters in height, the T.25 is smaller than Smart’s minuscule Fortwo, but that hasn’t stopped Murray from fitting in three seats in a McLaren F1-style 1+2 layout with the driver taking the centre position. If you’re riding solo the two passenger seats can be folded down to create a very usable luggage capacity of 720 litres.

Rather than use traditional doors, Murray opted to make the entire front section of the T.25 pivot forward to allow a ceremonious entry into the car.

Power for the city car comes from a 660cc three-cylinder engine located in the vehicle’s rear. It outputs 51hp at 7,000 rpm and 57Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, and is mated to a five-speed semi-automatic transmission.

Tipping the scales at around 575kg, the T.25 doesn’t have much to offer in terms of performance and completes the zero to 100km/h sprint in a leisurely 16.2 seconds and has a limited top speed of 145km/h. Fuel economy however is impressive with the T.25 achieving an estimated 3.8 lt/100km combined consumption.

If everything goes to plan, Murray is aiming to have the T.25 ready for production by 2012.

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