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Gordon Murray Design T25 (2012) first pictures
First official green pictures
04 July 2008 11:40
These are the first pictures of the radical new T25 city car from legendary McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray.
The gift-wrapped full-sized model was unveiled last night at an event to mark the first anniversary of Gordon Murray Design, the Surrey-based outfit creating the car.
'This is the biggest revolution in motoring since the Model T,' says Murray. 'It is a complete rethink of the way we make and use cars.'
Until now the T25 project has been shrouded in extreme secrecy. Murray won’t manufacture the car himself but plans to licence the design to a large company able to put it into production around the world by 2012 at the latest. Keeping it secret is therefore a top priority.
But some details have now started to emerge. In four-seat MPV form the T25 will be just 2.4m long and 1.3m wide, including cleverly integrated wing mirrors. It will weigh just 550kg and is designed around a 51bhp 3-cylinder petrol engine, giving 93bhp per tonne, as much as a conventional 2.0-litre saloon and with equivalent performance.
It will return 81mpg and emit just 78g/km of CO2. Its flexible design means the T25 will also accept alternatives powertrains such as fuel cells. Its lifetime CO2 emissions will be 40 percent less than an average car and emit one tonne less CO2 each year.
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