Yamaha has announced it is the first company to adopt McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray's innovative iStream production process--said to slash the cost of producing cars. The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer--and soon-to-be automaker--revealed its Motiv city car at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show today, a two-seat vehicle constructed entirely using iStream. While it looks very different from the city car concepts Murray himself has revealed in the past, such as the T25, Motiv was also designed in conjunction with Gordon Murray Design. Only a concept at this stage, Yamaha says the car features many...
McLaren F1 Designer's T25 City Car Launching In 2016
It’s been quite some time since we last heard about the newest car from Gordon Murray, designer of the McLaren F1, but we now have news that the car is slated for a market launch in 2016. Unfortunately, Murray’s latest creation isn’t a world-beating supercar but an innovative city...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Gordon Murray: iStream A Bigger Challenge Than Winning In F1
It's fair to say that engineering genius Gordon Murray has divided opinion of late. Revered for his work in Formula 1 racing resulting in several team world titles and best known for his contribution to the seminal McLaren F1 supercar in the early 90s, his current project to revolutionize personal...Antony Ingram
Gordon Murray T27 Could Be World's Most Efficient Car
Gordon Murray Design (GMD) has today unveiled its T.27 electric vehicle, touting it as the world's most efficient electric car. Since the average electric car is already more efficient than its fossil-fueled counterpart, you could be looking at the world's most efficient car, period--if only an...Antony Ingram
Small Is Still Safe With Gordon Murray's iStream Technology
When the subject of small cars comes up, conversation invariably turns to safety at some point. On roads full of 5000-pound trucks and SUVs, many people can understandably feel a little intimidated driving anything smaller than a midsize sedan. Gordon Murray Design has now conducted a crash test on...Antony Ingram
Gordon Murray's T25 City Car Officially On Sale
News of Gordon Murray's decision to build a low-cost city car created quite a stir when it was announced last year. That stir was in part because of the key driving force behind the project, Gordon Murray, ex-McLaren F1 designer and the pen behind the Caparo T1, but also because the car itself is...Kenneth Hall
Gordon Murray is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant minds in automotive design today, having been the driving force behind both the McLaren F1 supercar and more recently the Caparo T1. His T25 project is looking for extreme performance in another respect, however, focusing on lightweight and low emissions city driving. The T25 will focus on a whole-cycle energy savings, being designed from the ground up to require fewer parts, less assembly time, fewer emissions and pollutants in the build process. Targeted to weigh 400kg (880lb) less than a standard small car, which would likely...