Saturday, October 1, 2011

Gordon Murray Teewave AR.1

Gordon Murray Designs has announced the latest addition to its range of electric vehicles in the form of a two-seat sports car. Following on from the diminutive T.25 city car, the Teewave AR.1 is an all-electric roadster that features a carbon monocoque chassis, designed in such a way that it can be applied to a variety of vehicle types.

The AR.1 sports car was designed in close collaboration with Toray Industries, a Japanese carbon fiber specialist. The extensive application of the composite material results in the car weighing in at 400kg less than the Tesla Roadster.

Speaking of the achievements of the AR.1 Professor Murray said: "The resultant vehicle weight of just 850Kg achieved using Toray's carbon fiber once again proves that performance through light weight is the most efficient and environmentally-friendly way to achieve power to weight targets."

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