Gordon Murray Design T25 city car: the scoop
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Gordon Murray Design T25 city car: the scoop (2008)
Tim Pollard (artist's impressions by Motor Forecast)
30 October 2008 21:27
Have you seen Gordon Murray’s T25 in the metal?
Plastic, you mean! No, we haven’t. At the launch party for GMD, the company displayed a T25 shrouded in tin foil alongside an original Mini and Fiat 500. Check out our photographs from the event which prove that the T25 is a seriously small city car that could – if Murray's sky-high targets are met – rewrite the packaging rules for small cars in the same way that the Smart did in the 1990s.
One of the few people outside GMD to have seen the final designs is the Duke of Edinburgh, who visited the firm’s headquarters in Shalford, Surrey earlier this month. Sadly, CAR Online couldn’t reach HRH when we called Buckingham Palace to tap him for info.
Will Murray ever design another supercar?
Oh yes. Murray might be a small-car obsessive, but the McLaren F1 designer is also planning a lightweight supercar aimed at matching the F1’s driving pleasure but at a fraction of the price and with a significantly smaller engine. Word is this real-world supercar could cost as little as £60,000 and be powered by a humble 2.0-litre engine.
Gordon Murray Design is likely to build this car itself and it will bear the firm’s mermaid logo and an as-yet unknown marque. But the supercar won’t appear until at least a year after the T25.
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