Microcar news – T25 the new KING of COMPACT

Wed, Jun 30, 2010


(Shouts to FastLaneDaily for being one of the few to have video coverage on the T.25)

There was a time when I thought the Smart car had reached the pinnacle of pintsizemanship as far as cars go. “This is it! I can’t imagine anything smaller ever being put into production.” As of right now, I believe the Smart still holds this distinction, but there are others with their eyes on one-downning them including Suzuki/VW, Peugeot, and Toyota.  There are also some smaller shops looking to out do the Smart, like the Tango (who is in GREAT need of a site redesign… good video HERE), and now the designer of the McLaren F1 wants to introduce the smallest of the bunch, the environmentally friendly T.25.  Oh, and believe it or not, it actually seats MORE people than a MILLION dollar McLaren Lamborghini Gallardo. (thanks to Dean for schooling me on the three passenger carrying capacity of the million dollar McLaren F1).

Gordon Murray has had this design on the drawing table for three years now and he’s finally ready to reveal it to the world.  The T.25 is a 3-passenger car that is 4 feet wide, 8 feet long, weighs just over 1200 pounds and gets about 74 MPG!  Look for the T.25′s electrically powered cousin, the T.27, to follow with an expected range of about 80 miles (AKA enough for your daily commute).

News Source:  Seer Press Scoop Source: Tim

6 Responses to “Microcar news – T25 the new KING of COMPACT”

  1. Jeffraham Prestonian Says:

    So good to see you covering this beat, Steve (and kudos for your posting volume, of late… I was just funnin’ with ya, before, y’dig?). :) This is one of the best, if not THE best scooter forums on the web.


  2. Tim Says:

    I like the looks of this one better than the Smart but I’m not sure if it is the design or the flat black Road Warrior paint job.


  3. Dave Says:

    If they get one to power its self by eating SUVs I would buy one in a hart beat : )


  4. Steve Says:

    :D – AHAH! DAVE! awesome man.

    Tim! Can you believe they can stick 3 people in that thing? The Smart only holds TWO! I wanna test that out… See if we can get 3 guys back to the office from the all you can eat lunchbreak at Casa De Stenchaladas. I have my doubts… BUT I’LL TRY IT!

    JP! Thanks man. I’m avoiding the impulse to write an excuse letter to all of our awesome TSS fans for our snooze worthy performance lately, but I’m just doing what Steven Tomlinson told me… “For now, take care of those things (kids) that only you can do but keep a finger in that thing you love… Your audience will come back when you’re ready to jump back in.” Just keepin’ the dream alive! Thanks to all of you for hanging in there!


  5. Dean Says:

    Ummm…the McLaren seats three as well…three across, with the driver in the center- same idea- so this doesn’t seat more.


  6. Steve Guzman Says:

    Dean, you TOTALLY got me man. I was envisioning that the McLaren would be like most super cars and have just two. Three seats? I need some time to let that sink in.


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