Murray is one of the most famed car designers and engineers in the world and
his most famous creation in the eyes of many enthusiasts is the McLaren F1 that was the
world's fastest production car for years. Murray has since turned his attention
to creating cars that are green and powered by batteries rather than fuel
swilling cars capable of 200 mph top speeds.
Murray has unveiled a new electric minicar called the T.27.
The EV is hailed as the world's most efficient EV and is just as ungainly as
its predecessor, the T.25. Murray worked with powertrain partner Zytek
Automotive to bring the new T-27 to market and the new car uses a lightweight
and fully integrated electric motor, control system, and battery for the best
The T.27’s specs include a 25 kW electric motor and a 12 kWh lithium-ion
battery pack. The car is very small with a length of 98 inches, width of 51
inches, and height of 63 inches. The car weighs in a 1,500 pounds with the
battery and has a 70-inch wheelbase. The range on a single charge is expected
to be 100 miles.
Murray said, "The Technology Strategy Board have been incredibly
supportive of the T.27 programme and together we are working to keep this in
the United Kingdom. It is a great opportunity to work with Zytek
Automotive and our other partners on this very exciting programme. We
always strive to lead the way in automotive design and our current goal is to
maximise efficiency of electric vehicles."
Insideline reports that the car
seats three and is slated to debut on November 5 at the RAC Future Car
Challenge. The car was constructed with financial backing of the British Government
Technology Strategy Board.
been announced, but the T.25 sold
for a relatively cheap $9,000.
quote: Smart wannabe!
quote: Second would be the inherent instability of a car that is taller than it is wide, forcing you to keep a steady pace.
quote: You are correct, but all vehicles have the bulk of their mass at the bottom of the car.
quote: Why do these EVs not consider the drag that their blunt noses bring into play?