The first official photos of the Murray T25 have been released.

The tiny three-seater was created by Gordon Murray and is being shown to the public at the Smith School’s World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford, a city that truly hates the car, later today.

The T25 gives us a look at the future, where small city cars get great mileage, and yet are still fun to drive. The car weighs only 575kg and has a smaller carbon footprint than the Smart Fortwo and the Toyota iQ.

The car is around 240cm long, 130cm wide, and 140cm high. That means it can fit into mostly any parking space. In fact, three could fit into one normal sized space.

It has something that even Corvettes don’t have, independent suspension in the front and in the back. The car is powered by a 51 horsepower 660cc, three-cylinder motor with 42 pound feet of torque.

That tiny motor means that the T25 isn’t fast by any means. It will hit 60 miles per hour in 16.2 seconds and can reach a massive 90 mph. Yet, despite its slow pace, the car is able to get 74 miles per gallon and for those who care, around 86 g/km.

The T25 gets some odd features as well, including stability control and traction control. We don’t think many people will be taking corners fast enough to use those computerized aids, but they could help in a strong breeze or a damp road.

When riding in the T25, the driver sits in the center with passengers on each side. There is one single door that swings up to allow easy access in tight spaces.

Murray says the car will be ready for production in two yeas and we should see the first iStream factory in the UK.

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Source: Autocar

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9 comments:

  (399) posted on 06.28.2011

I just wonder on how this car will perform..Are they planning to build a two option engine or it will be powered with electric? This concept seems unique and will perform better due to its lightness.

  (383) posted on 06.28.2011

Wow! The platform of this car really changes the designed of compact cars! I like folded body of this car. And compare to Smart car this one seems an awesome production!

  (474) posted on 03.1.2011

Interesting, this car 1.3 m by 2.4 m and the layout picture shows 2 + 1 adults seated. A Smart ForTwo is 1.5 m by 2.5 m and seats 2 adults. That’s going to be quite snug.

  (337) posted on 03.1.2011

Yes, it was worth the wait...but a bit disappointed for the mpg figures and acceleration; something is missing when a 51hp engine propels a mass of 550kg in 16 sec from 1 to 100km/h.

  (745) posted on 09.2.2010

Wow such a cute Murray T25, it looks like a car toy.

  (780) posted on 07.1.2010

Well, I rather choose a fiat than this car, actually in a fiat their are four sit but in this car I guess their is only one sit which is for driver only.

  (765) posted on 06.30.2010

No one can ignore his influence on F1, whither his ground breaking aerodynamics or his design of the McLaren MP4/4 in 1988. I first heard about this car in a 2007 EVO magazine article, I was disappointed then as I am now.

  (1333) posted on 06.29.2010

He did indeed designed the seminal McLaren F1 and still hopes to build another one, but in the meantime the T25 is designed for the more humble motorist.

  (1333) posted on 06.29.2010

He did indeed designed the seminal McLaren F1 and still hopes to build another one, but in the meantime the T25 is designed for the more humble motorist.

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