- Jun 13, 2012
Bluebird unveils unreal-looking Bluebird GTL for Formula E series
Unveiled yesterday at the Bluebird Centenary Celebration, the Bluebird GTL prototype is an all-electric vehicle that comes from a long history of going fast. Unfortunately, specifics on the Bluebird GTL's powertrain are still under wraps. All Bluebird will say is, "100 years after Sir Malcolm's first win in 'Blue Bird', the Bluebird team unveil their latest vehicle. The Bluebird legend continues..." Speaking with The Charging Point, Bluebird's Don Wales said
The Formula E racing series was first discussed by the over a year ago and by late last summer, details were starting to take shape. Races should start in 2014.
Formula-E represents the birth of a new era for us. Where we struggle with [financial] support for land speed record attempts, the circuit racing car is going to be more attractive to potential sponsors. Formula-E really is the future, definitely. Electric racing, with the FIA behind it, is going to be a big thing, and if we're in it at the dawn of that then Bluebird should be a very strong brand for the future.