Saturday, July 14, 2007

Gordon Murray to Develop Revolutionary New City Car

The name Gordon Murray might not be a household name, but he's theman behind some of the most radical vehicles to hit the road. He was the brainchild behind the McLaren F1, which held the record as being the world's fastest car for quite a number of years, only recently defeated by the Bugatti Veyron. Since that time, Murray has gone back to building lightweight, minimalist sports cars, contributing to the Caparo T1 [photo] project amongst others. The next thing on Murray's list of achievements is nothing less than to revolutionize the automobile once more.
The car will be called the Type 25, the number standing for the 25th new vehicle he's developed. Murray has been pretty tight lipped about what the car will be like, but he's revealed that it'll be tiny – less than the size of a smart fortwo (of which he's a big fan), and will take the form of an MPV microvan, though there are up to 14 different body styles in the making. Regarding the car itself, Murray says, “You don't sit normally in it, you don't get in and out normally, and you don't load luggage in the normal way.” Given this statement, we're not exactly sure what to expect.
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