Green Car News

by on Feb.23, 2012, under Formula1, Green Cars

T25 and T27

Gordon Murray, five-time Formula One champion and current Head Designer of McLaren’s F1, is now into making green cars. His very first pet green car was tagged as T25, and now he has come up with a newer version called the T27.  As Head Designer of McLaren for F1, he achieved a feat that no man has ever done – built a car that runs on a hundred miles to the gallon.  It was the T25, and the T27 promises to do better. Equipped with an electric motor, the T27 is considered as a green car in every aspect.

Next year, Formula One racing is already geared to set the green setup on its guidelines next year. Stakeholders all agreed that they would be utilizing new types of engines for the Formula One race in the year 2013, hence, the mixed reactions coming from car manufacturers. However is already set to transform the popular event into an eco-friendly next generation race as soon as it can be done. As announced by the federation Internationale de l’Automobile or FIA, its governing body is setting new rules on the coming F1 races.

Nevertheless, Mercedes and Ferrari are putting their green car projects in the backburner stating the fact that moves to alter their current engine design will mean additional expense at a time when Formula One concurred in the plan to reduce cost. Ferrari even mentioned that it would be surprised if the plan to go green on the engines pushes through. But, in the event that it does, they will work with it as agreed by the council. It is obvious that the Formula One organizing group wants the world of racing to know that they are hell bent on advocating car fuel efficiency and push for concrete actions in the move to make their cars eco-friendly.

Gordon Murray T25

In fact, the 2.4liter V8 engines that Formula One race cars use today will not be utilized soon. In lieu would be the much “greener” 1.6 liter four cylinder turbo engines designed with fuel control and energy recovery systems. The F1 organization is noticeably geared towards the promotion of green technology in their cars as well as the utilization of cleaner, eco-friendly fuel, and they intend to set this standard for years to come.

Hurray for Gordon Murray and his super efficient T27. Hurray for a cleaner, more fuel efficient F1 races.

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