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Old 01-21-2011, 11:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I clicked on this thread hoping to find an electric T77:


Hmm, the front door on the T27 reminds me of an Isetta. And what's with those un-aero three lug wheels?
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I admit, it's got some clunky details, but any design this tight and compact has to be appreciated. The headlights in particular are quite awkward, but the overall design is quite elegant, I think.
I agree, Murray is a top automotive engineer. Now if car design studios, Pininfarina, Italdesign or Bertone put their 'stile', it would probably have more passion & soul.
Touches of designers, Gandini, Donckerwolke, and even Bangle could be more compelling.
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Well, the T27 has leapt to the top of the efficiency list!

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I so dearly want to drive this car...
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I would drive a T27 in a second, and a T25 would be pretty great, too. The T27 is close to 100Wh/mile which is in excess of 300MPGe, and the T25 is rated at 96MPG. They each seat 3 adults, so they would be perfect for my driving most of the time.
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Great, but for me, I'd accept the trade of less enclosed volume for lower aero drag that a small sports car like package would give. Aesthetics would be more to my liking, too. Probably a minority view.
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Great, but for me, I'd accept the trade of less enclosed volume for lower aero drag that a small sports car like package would give. Aesthetics would be more to my liking, too. Probably a minority view.
Actually you would gain room, the car should be lower and stretched out, then again his car is what the C-car should have been. The c-car had too wide of a front and the squared back made it worse.

I have often considered a kammback on the c-car, since the top speed is roughly 50mph any aero gain should be visible on the speedo.
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It's tall, but the narrow body should give it very good aerodynamics.

Low isn't the only way to keep frontal area down...

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