Gordon Murray Design T.27 Electric City Car which is a meeting point for some highly advanced technologies, had its first crash test at MIRA (Motor Industry Research Association) center and well, it passed with flying colors. What else can you expect from Gordon Murray, that guy is an automotive genius!
The T.27 is developed and built based on Murray’s iStream manufacturing system which delivers reduced weight and cost with increased levels of safety. And result of the crash test is another proof that it does work in the real world just as brilliantly as it does on the computer simulators.
The iStream composite monocoque brings Formula One technology to mass production vehicles with significantly higher specific energy absorption rates compared with conventional bodied cars.
The crash test was the mandatory EEC 40% offset deformable barrier front high speed impact and the T.27 came through with flying colours with zero cabin intrusion and the measured results being extremely close to those predicted by computer simulation.
Frank Coppuck, Gordon Murray Design’s Engineering Director said:
“This crash test represents a major milestone in vehicle safety and in the history of Gordon Murray Design. It clearly demonstrates that cars built using iStream technology can achieve low weight, cost and significant reductions in energy usage during manufacturing without compromising safety.”