HAMMERHEAD EAGLE I-THRUST AUTOCAR REVIEW PDF

While the car was still slow, it was considerably faster than Geoff, and revieew a drag race it easily beat a cyclist, a runner, and a G-Wiz. Please enter a display name. As usual, we give the vehicle star-mark scores out of five for its performance in various areas:. It only takes a few seconds.

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While the car was still slow, it was considerably faster than Geoff, and revieew a drag race it easily beat a cyclist, a runner, and a G-Wiz. Please enter a display name. As usual, we give the vehicle star-mark scores out of five for its performance in various areas:. It only takes a few seconds. Introduction This car, egle it or not, is fully road legal and, apart from its occasionally functional diesel generator, is also virtually reviwe.

Join the debate Comments. Ads can be annoying. Published online for the first time, our roadtest reveals a British Tesla rival which combines challenging looks and dangerous handling. Although the Hammerhead Eagle i Thrust may appear to be an entirely conventional three-box design to which a smaller fourth box is added that serves as a viewing turret for a brave third passengerbeneath its part-aluminium, part-plastic, part-wood exterior it is, in fact, a genuine hybrid.

That said, when you introduce the accelerator to the end of the foot-well, the Hammerhead does at least move, which in itself could be classed as a result. Top Gear electric car tested. If you missed it, you can dagle it on iPlayer. Speed matters Our best two-way average for the mph lunge was 6. Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust Top Gear Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia 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 rear compartment.

You must be logged in to perform that action. As for the day-to-day running costs, it should be pretty reasonable considering the price of electricity, allied to the relative ease and affordability with which parts — such as its shed door-handles — can be replaced.

In fact, why is there at all? Chief amongst the problems posed by this radical layout was the question of how to accommodate the central seat atop the central backbone of the chassis underneath. And thanks for reading Autoblog. Our best two-way average for the mph lunge was autocra. Top Gear car — official press release.

Seating lacks support On the whole, though, the i Thrust is fairly i-thtust in its appeal inside. Please consider whitelisting Autoblog. There are so many contributory factors to its technical make-up that it could, in fact, be more accurately described as a freak. Its hybrid system looks good on paper but fails to deliver much in practice, its range and performance are rather pathetic compared with anything else on four wheels, while its styling is unlikely to win fans among those of us blessed with the gift of sight.

Click on the icon for your Adblocker in your browser. Volkswagen Golf Estate 1. In a wind tunnel, the car was so aerodynamically poor that it slid across the test area, and we are told that it crashed into the fans at one end. One of the best episodes of Top Gear in quite a while too.

In the interests of driving purity, the steering sensibly lacks power assistance, a rare touch in modern cars. However, in an innovative move typical of this ingenious vehicle, these batteries are kept topped up by a smooth and adequately powerful diesel generator promising greatly enhanced range and usability.

Perhaps too crisp, truth be told. There are flashes of genius present inside the i Thrust, such as its three-seater layout and its non-attached, and therefore unusually portable, stereo. Dashboard The dashboard, while clear enough in its fundamental layout, is obviously from a bygone era visually — we believe that it has been stolen straight out of a Fiat Panda. Related Posts

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Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust

And remember, a perfectly fit TVR Chimaera went to its grave to bring us this monster. 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 rear compartment. Treacherous handling, sub-standard performance, shocking discomfort, tiny range, awful build quality. In the end it reached 50mph in Add your comment Log in or register to post comments. The Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust represents the start of an exciting future for the electric car, born from a desire to shake off the compromises of existing electric vehicles and to deliver a superior car for less than the price of auyocar key rival, the G Wiz. As for the day-to-day running costs, i-thrjst should be pretty reasonable considering the price of electricity, allied to the relative ease and affordability with which parts — such as its shed door-handles — can be replaced. As usual, we give the vehicle star-mark scores out of five for its performance in various areas:.

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Top Gear electric car - Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust

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