Gordon Murray shows electric sportscar concept

Legendary car designer Gordon Murray has created another sportscar, although the bad news is that there are no plans to put the intriguingly named Toray TEEWAVE AR.1 into production.

Legendary car designer Gordon Murray has created another sportscar, although the bad news is that there are no plans to put the intriguingly named Toray TEEWAVE AR.1 into production.

As with Murray’s other recent projects, the AR.1 is electrically powered, and is intended to demonstrate the rapid-cure carbonfibre technology of the company that commissioned it, Toray. 

The powertrain is taken from the all-electric Mitsubishi iMIEV and uses a 62bhp electric motor that’s claimed to deliver a 0-62mph time of 11.6 seconds and a top speed of 91mph. The total car, including battery pack, weighs 850kg – 400kg less than the Tesla Roadster.

The two-seater was designed and built in just nine months, although sadly there are no plans to turn it into a production version. As with Gordon Murray Design’s other recent models, it’s a showcase for the company’s design and engineering talents.

Most Popular

2022 BMW M3 Touring teased ahead of reveal
2022 BMW M3 Touring
BMW M3

2022 BMW M3 Touring teased ahead of reveal

BMW has released new images of its upcoming M3 Touring before it reaches customers next year
24 Sep 2021
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS 2022 review – middle child 992 shapes up
Porsche 911 GTS review (992) – front cornering
Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS 2022 review – middle child 992 shapes up

Two and a half years after the launch of the 992, the GTS treatment both adds and subtracts but does the result gel on the road?
21 Sep 2021
Lotus Emira First Edition priced from £75,995 – production to commence in 2022
Lotus Emira
Lotus

Lotus Emira First Edition priced from £75,995 – production to commence in 2022

First examples of the new Lotus Emira will roll off the production line early next year, with the entry-level four-cylinder to follow
20 Sep 2021