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The Bluebird DC50 is an electric supercar to celebrate land and water world speed records

Tue, 09 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The Bluebird DC50 (pictured) is an electric supercar to celebrate Campbell world speed records

Don Wales has an impressive family tree – certainly when it comes to speed – with Sir Malcolm Campbell his grandfather and Donald Campbell his uncle. So it’s no big surprise that Don is plotting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Donald Campbell’s land and water world speed records in 2014 with a new, limited edition supercar, taking time out from making Bluebirds to break the electric land speed record.

But the anniversary is in 2014, so Campbell junior has decided that his celebratory supercar – the Bluebird DC50 – will be an electric supercar rather than an ICE one.

The Bluebird DC50 will come with peak power of up to 360bhp (you’ll be able to choose different power outputs when you order), a kerbweight the right side of 1000kg and performance, at least on the 360bhp version ‘as good as a Porsche’.

Not only does the Bluebird promise decent performance, it also promises to go up to 200 miles between charges (probably not if you have your foot to the floor), a bespoke cabin with a built-in Apple iPad interface and a set of something every self-respecting supercar needs – scissor doors.

The DC50 will be revealed at the Sustainable MotoExpo at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in September, alongside a new Bluebird GTL electric race car which is heading for the new FIA Formula E Series.

No word on a price yet for the Bluebird DC50, but we don’t expect it to be bargain basement.

The Bluebird GTL Formula-E Race Car (pictured) will debut at the same time as the DC50

By Cars UK