New details have emerged about Gordon Murray's T.27 City Car.
Essentially an electric version of the T.25, the T.27 features a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery and a small electric motor with 25 kW (34 hp / 34 PS) and 875 Nm (645 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 15 seconds, before topping out at 105 km/h (65 mph). While it's not fast, the 680 Kg (1,500 lb) T.27 will have a range of 129-161 kilometers (80-100 miles). More importantly, "projected emissions, using a UK energy mix, are 48g/km CO2 for the combined cycle and 28g/km CO2 for the urban cycle alone, with zero emissions at the point of use. Full lifecycle CO2 damage will be 42% less than the average UK car," according to the press release.
The car will measure 2.50m (8.2 feet) long, 1.30m (4.3 feet) wide, and 1.6m (5.3 feet) tall. It will ride on a wheelbase of 1.78m (5.8 feet) and have a turning radius of 6.0m (19.7 feet). Other notable specs include a 190-750 liter luggage capacity and a McLaren F1-style three-seat arrangement.
If everything goes according to plan, a running prototype will be completed in April 2011.