30 Jun '11, 1pm

Gordon Murray Design Reveals T.27 Electric Minicar Prototype

Gordon Murray Design Reveals T.27 Electric Minicar Prototype

on the new T.27 electric minicar prototype from automotive industry legend Gordon Murray, one of the chief designers of the McLaren F1 supercar. His latest T.25 minicar project is bustling along, with his design firm, the eponymous Gordon Murray Design, revealing today a prototype for the T.27 electric version and announcing its world debut at the RAC Future Car Challenge 2011 in the UK this November. The T.27 is described as a pure electric drive vehicle with an innovative fully integrated electric motor, control system and battery designed to ensure maximum efficiency. Powering the car is an electric motor rated at 25 kW (34 horsepower) and powered by a lithium-ion battery. While this output may appear low, it only needs to move a vehicle with a total curb weight of 1,500 pounds. Gordon Murray Design predicts the 0-60 mph sprint will take less than 15 seconds and top spe...

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