While we anxiously await more details regarding Gordon Murray's
upcoming Type-25 city car
, we have another proposition from the man who brought the McLaren F1
and the Rocket
to fruition: a green supercar
. What could be green about a supercar, you ask? Well, it depends on how you look at it. For instance, oftentimes, a car is considered green for its low fuel consumption and low emissions... but in comparison to what? If a vehicle scores significantly better in these two key ares than its competition, that's a step in the right direction. What's more, the sales of exotic machinery often makes it possible to continue developing new technologies which will eventually make all our cars more efficient. Unlike the Type-25 city car, designs
of which will be sold to other companies to manufacture, Murray's company may actually produce the supercar itself.
According to Autocar
, Murray's new machine will use a similar construction technique to his city car. Considering Caparo
's involvement, we would bet that carbon fiber and other composites are on the menu. According to Murray, "This car will give the driver all the driving feedback and pleasure that a good power-to-weight ratio and vehicle dynamics can deliver, but from light weight and modest power. The result will be a more affordable and a more environmentally friendly supercar." We look forward to finding out more.
, Channel 4