There’s no guarantee that Gordon Murray’s innovative T25 microcar will ever see the light of day. The designer has no intention of actually building the automobile himself – instead, Murray hopes to sell the rights to build the car using his equally impressive (or so we hear) iStream production method to a number of third-party assemblers. Still, development of the machine seems to be moving full steam ahead.
According to Autocar, the T25 will seat three occupants with the driver front-and-center behind a mid-mounted steering wheel in an arrangement Murray calls iCentre. Out back, two seats flank that single drivers perch. That puts the T25 directly between the two-seat Smart Fortwo and four-seat (or, 3+1 as Toyota puts it) iQ.
Despite seating one fewer passenger than the Toyota iQ, the T25 will reportedly sport more total interior volume (750 liters) and luggage carrying capacity than either of its main competitors. To access the vehicle, there will be two doors, one in the traditional hatchback location and another echoing the old BMW Isetta by opening on a hinge at the very front of the car. Sounds interesting, we look forward to seeing the rest of Murray’s interesting ideas take shape.
REPORT: Gordon Murray’s T25 to seat three; be larger inside that iQ, Fortwo originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Wed, 02 Sep 2009 15:52:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.