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Gordon Murray T.25: More detail & photos

Mon, 28 Jun 2010

The Gordon Murray T25

We’ve already made our feelings about Gordon Murray’s ‘T’ cars clear. We think Gordon – creator of the McLaren F1 – is on exactly the right track for City Cars – either the T.25 or it’s electric sibling the T.27 – looking to create cheap to manufacture, small, light and very strong cars powered by either a small, 3-pot engine or by an electric motor.

And today we get more detail – and photos – of the T.25, the ICE version. But much of this detail – design, manufacturing process, USP – can apply to the electric T.27 too.

The T.25 weighs in at just 575kg and is smaller than even minnows like the Toyota iQ. So small is it that it can park nose in to parallel parking spaces, instantly tripling the number of parking spaces available in congested cities.

But this is no mini milk-float. Remember who has designed and created this small city car and you won’t be shocked to know that the T.25 has ABS, ESP, Airbag and front and rear crash zones. Gordon Murray reckons that the tubular steel and composite chassis frame bring F1 levels of safety cell to the T.25.

The T.25 is powered by a 660cc, 51bhp 3-pot at the back and gets a five speed clutchless ‘box. That’s enough to deliver 90mph, 0-60mph in 16.2 seconds, 74mpg and CO2 of 86g/km.

The T.25 and T.27 offer so much for a City Car with their innovative features, i-Stream production and high-safety features. We’ve put the press release for the Gordon Murray Design T.25 up if you want more detail.

A great way forward for transport in congested cities.

By Cars UK