Shell Partners with Gordon Murray to Build New City Car Concept
Shell, in collaboration with race and road car designer Gordon Murray and Honda F1 engine designer Osamu Goto, will reveal a heavily re-engineered version of the T25 city car that was first unveiled back in 2010.
Called Project M, the new vehicle is being described as an “ultra-compact, efficient car for city use based around the internal combustion engine”.
The original three-seater, rear-engined T25 city car featured a 6 metre turning circle and a parking-friendly width of only 1300 mm. The design and prototyping of the T25 was also based on Murray’s trademarked ‘iStream’ manufacturing system.
The three parties last collaborated in 1988 on Ayrton Senna’s and Alain Prost’s Honda-powered, Shell- fuelled race cars that won all but one Grands Prix that season, a record that still stands.
The Shell car is scheduled to be unveiled later on in November this year. However, the oil giant says the car is not intended for production.
Source: Gordon Murray Design