HAMMERHEAD EAGLE I-THRUST AUTOCAR REVIEW PDF

eagle-i-thrust. Well part of it. Apparently they didnt post it online. Haymarket Media Group, publishers of Autocar, via email and SMS, please enter here. ETGD9. 6 issues for only £ HAmmERHEAD EAglE i-THRUST Standing quarter sec at mph . IN-DEPTH REVIEWS · FEATURE. Jeremy Clarkson The Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust (among other names) is the second electric car that Jeremy Clarkson, James May Reviewed by Autocar.

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For a slightly less biased view, you can download Autocar’s road test, watch our test on video and see hi-res pictures here.

Seating lacks support On the whole, though, the i Thrust is fairly limited in its appeal inside. And, as I said before, use a diesel to generate the electricity for an electrically driven car. Litchfield Alpine A UK review.

Top Gear Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust car – official press release

Ads can be annoying. DEC 28 As usual, we give the vehicle star-mark scores out of five for its performance in various areas:. This time, it was armed with more batteries, and a diesel generator to recharge said batteries. Select the option to run ads for autoblog.

The one area in which it did impress, sort of, was under brakes, and this was thanks primarily to its TVR ventilated discs. Click above to watch videos after the jump. Anyhow, here’s a brief review: The main problem with running the i Thrust everyday would be the inconvenience factor, given that its batteries need to be hiked out and recharged every miles, which takes several hours.

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I can see autocar possibly having some new users now. Litchfield Alpine A UK review. Add your comment Log in or register to post comments. Entry-level diesel motor makes a lot of sense in the sleeker, two-door C Apparently even six months is too long for the crew at Top Gear.

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Top Gear Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust car – official press release | Autocar

Under the skin The Hammerhead Eagle iThrust may look like a collection of bits found after a hurricane has blown through a garden centre, but it is actually based on the tried and tested underpinnings of a TVR Chimaera. Just watching it now on BBC2. The vast electric milk-float motor sits beneath the bonnet and sends drive directly to the rear wheels, yet the army of 12v batteries that provides the motor with its main power sits precariously, and in various places, within the i-thruat compartment.

It reviiew built with the intention of making a decent electric car, not just an overpriced car that’s about as attractive as a baboon’s bottom. Standing still, and with nothing more than a light autovar caressing its aluminium-wood-plastic body panels, it still recorded 65db — about the same as a BMW 7-series at 70mph. You must have JavaScript enabled to experience the new Autoblog.

If the i Thrust could compensate for this with i-thgust modicum of in-gear flexibility, its lack of fizz in a straight line would be easier to live with. Refresh the Autoblog page you were viewing. The basic running gear has been kindly donated by an ex-TVR Chimaera, so the platform on which the hybrid powertrain sits should, in theory, be fairly sound.

Sign In Don’t have an account? What’s not to like? Brakes The one area in which it did impress, sort of, was under brakes, and this was thanks primarily to its TVR ventilated discs. When does the Clubsport version go on sale?

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It only takes a few seconds. The Eagle i-Thrust is brand a new design, created and built entirely in the UK, and boasts an extraordinary combination of unique styling, sports car handling and an innovative propulsion system that harnesses a familiar battery-based electric powertrain in league with the dependable power of a diesel generator to provide maximum range and efficiency. Design and engineering “There are eaggle many contributory factors to its technical make-up that hammergead could, in fact, be more accurately described as a freak.

To all intents and purposes, the Hammerhead Eagle i Thrust has no ride or handling as such. As usual, we give the vehicle star-mark scores out of five for its performance in various areas: And thanks i-tbrust reading Autoblog. Except that most of the powertrain sits in the back, not at the front, as it does in the TVR. Treacherous handling, sub-standard performance, shocking discomfort, tiny range, awful build quality.

You must have JavaScript enabled to experience the new Autoblog. Many electric vehicle fans out there are constantly complaining about how long it is taking automakers to bring plug-in vehicles to market. Tesla expands employee testing of its upgraded Autopilot hardware. For those i-thrut with the format of the show, most episodes involve the producers giving a challenge of some kind to hosts Jeremy ClarksonJames May and Richard Hammond.

This car, believe it or not, is fully road legal and, apart from its occasionally functional diesel generator, is also virtually emissions-free. Top Gear car – official press release.

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