Home / Auto News / News article: T.27 Electric Car Designed By Ex-McLaren Engineer Passes European Crash Tests - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Jan 19 2011, 4:37 PM

Gordon Murray’s most famous project so far has been the McLaren F1. But if the legendary South African designer has his way, his next project will be the one that forms the basis of his legacy, and the T.27 electric city car may just make it after passing a European market crash test with flying colors.

The T.27 showed no cabin intrusion during the 40mph frontal crash test, thanks to its Formula 1 inspired monocoque chassis, which is designer to withstand incredible impacts while being lightweight and rigid. Murray expects to have running prototypes in the Spring, with the eventual goal being the licensing of the technology, as well as Murray’s proprietary manufacturing process, to other car makers.

[Source: AutoExpress]

  • Chad

    It would take a brave, brave individual to drive 40 MPH in that thing.