Sustainable MotoExpo 2013 is the venue chosen by British firm Bluebird to unveil a pair of new electric cars they have come up with. Don’t worry, they are not Nissan LEAF rivals. The first one is a cool sports car, and the second, a Formula E racing machine.
Led by Don Wales, grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell and nephew of Donald Campbell, Bluebird will launch the DC50 electric sports car to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Donald Campbell’s land and water speed records with the original Bluebird speed machine.
The DC50 is a serious piece of kit, boasting 360bhp and a range of over 200 miles. Performance-wise, it rivals Porsche, says Bluebird. They didn’t say what Porsche exactly, but we reckon – given the power output – they mean the 911 CS. The scissor-door coupe is limited to 50 units, and it comes only available in blue.
The other Bluebird to be unveiled at the Eco motoring event is the GTL electric race car. It is a single-seater designed to the latest technical regulations for the forthcoming FIA Formula E series. The campaign will begin in 2014.
Wales says: ” The Campbell family and Bluebird have had a long association with the National Motor Museum Beaulieu. The museum is home to a wonderful historic land speed display celebrating the achievements of Sir Malcolm Campbell and Donald Campbell. It seems only fitting that we will be launching both the Bluebird DC50 electric sportscar and Bluebird GTL electric race car at Beaulieu.”