Gordon Murray T25 city car unveiled

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

The T25 was created by Gordon Murray, McLaren F1 car designer, and was shown to the public at the Smith School’s World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford.

At around 2.4m long, 1.3m wide, and 1.4m high, the car weighs just 575kg and reportedly has a smaller carbon footprint than the Smart Fortwo and the Toyota iQ.

Other highlights include independent suspension in the front and in the back, stability control and traction control.

It has a 51hp 660cc, three-cylinder Mitsubishi engine with 42 lb-ft of torque. The small engine means that the T25 will reach 60mph (97kph) in 16.2 seconds and a respectable top speed of 90mph (145kph). Most importantly, the car is able to get 74mpg (31.5 L/km) and around 86g/km.

When riding in the T25, the driver sits in the center with passengers behind on each side. There is one single door that swings up to allow easy access in tight spaces. Its luggage space is comparable to a much larger car at 720 litres.

Murray says the car will be ready for production in two years, and Gordon Murray Design is looking to sell the licence to third party companies.