• Apr 15, 2009
Sunbeam Tiger 2025 LSR tribute - Click above for a high-res image gallery

British design student has Ryan Skelley has created renderings of a two-seat electric roadster for 2025 that would commemorate the centennial of the 1925 Sunbeam Tiger land speed record car (see inset).

While the original Tiger used a V12 engine to hit a record 145 miles-per-hour, Skelley hypothesizes that his new concept would use lithium titanate batteries to power an electric motor and get to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds and reach a limited top-end of 160 mph. The range is also claimed to be 800 miles, although like all the other specs, this is purely theoretical... given the size of car, battery technology would have to make some huge advances over the next 15 years to achieve that kind of range.

The racy concept is also based on greener materials with the tubular frame made from recycled aluminum and the seats constructed of soy foam and biofabrics.


[Sources: Car Body Design; Sunbeam.org.au]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      This was my favorite vehicle from Tron
      • 5 Years Ago
      Biofabrics? What...cotton?
      Nelson
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like this, but it's not that impressive. It reminds me of the VSR Cadillac Sports Rod concept.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now this is my kind of sevenesque!!! :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a better looking version of the Doronda G400
        • 5 Years Ago
        +2

        the dropped front end looks amazing, even if it is mostly not feasible. Very interesting, even if it is just a rendering.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Dammit, you stole the words right from my mouth.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very cool.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Incredible design. I feel funny in my pants.

      www.EnviornMoto.com
      Kumail
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want this more than the Atom....

      New wallpaper :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great modern interpetation of the Sunbeam Tiger. Nothing else matters, its not like it is a production car, it's a concept from a college student, not exactly a first.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's not often a car jumps off the screen and grabs my brain, but this thing, I LIKE!

      I don't care if it has batteries. I would drain the piggy bank for a kit car that looked like this, even if it had a Miata or 4AGZE hydrocarbon pump in it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Must be an industrial designer that came up with that, they obviously have never considered any suspension dynamics...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very cool... just wish it was a tribute to the '65 Sunbeam Tiger.
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