T.25

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T.25
Gordon Murray Design T.25 RAC Future Car Challenge 1.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerGordon Murray Design
Body and chassis
Body style1-door city car
Powertrain
EngineAluminium; 3 cyl; 0.66 L
Dimensions
Length2.4 m
Width1.3 m
Height1.6 m
Curb weight575 kg

The T.25 or Type 25 is a city car designed by Gordon Murray, who created the McLaren F1 supercar. The car made its first public appearance on June 28, 2010 at the UK's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford.[1]

Description[edit]

At 2.4 metres (7 ft 10 12 in) long, 1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) wide and 1.6 metres (5 ft 3 in) high; the T.25 is smaller than Daimler AG's popular Smart.[2] The centralized driving position is also a feature of Murray's iconic McLaren F1; central instrumentation and controls are borrowed from Formula One. It is a three-seater car with a rear-mounted three-cylinder petrol engine.[1] From the details released by its designer Murray, three T.25s can be parked in one standard UK parallel parking space, thereby increasing much needed urban parking capacity; in addition, its compact size will allow two T.25s to travel side-by-side (theoretically) in one UK motorway lane.[3]

An electric version, called the T.27, was unveiled in June 2011.[4]

Both cars are expected to have a top speed of 65 miles per hour (105 km/h).[5]

Autocar Magazine Reported in August 2013 that the Murray T25 and T27 were confirmed for production, that the city cars project had been sold to a manufacturer, and were estimated to be launched in 2016.[6] As of May 2019, this launch had still not occurred.

External links[edit]

Media related to T.25 at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Knight, Matthew (2010-06-29). "Former F1 engineer unveils new city car". CNN. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
  2. ^ Madslien, Jorn (2010-09-19). "F1 designer Gordon Murray unveils lightweight city car". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-09-19.
  3. ^ "T.25 - The Facts - Gordon Murray Design" Archived 2012-11-15 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Gordon Murray T.27 unveiled; Zytek provides more details on 25 kW EV powertrain". Green Car Congress. 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  5. ^ Vijayenthiran, Viknesh (2010-06-28). "Gordon Murray's T25 Minicar Finally Revealed". Green Car Reports. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
  6. ^ http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/murray-t25-and-t27-confirmed-production