HAMMERHEAD EAGLE I-THRUST AUTOCAR REVIEW PDF

Slide of Design and Engineering - 0. There are so many contributory factors to its technical make-up that it could, in fact, be more accurately described as a freak. 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. There are ventilated steel disc brakes and double wishbones at each corner while even the steering rack has a touch of TVR to it. Where the Hammerhead Eagle gets more intriguing technically is with the type, and location, of its numerous power sources.

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Tygorr Select the option to run ads for autoblog. If you want factual car reviews then buy autocar. When does the Clubsport version go on sale? But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog — and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. This page is for personal, non-commercial use. 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 autocad deliver a superior car for less than the price of its key rival, the G Wiz.

Just watching it now on BBC2. Capslock — get a life and stop moaning. DEC 28 Standing still, and with nothing more than a light breeze caressing its aluminium-wood-plastic body panels, it still recorded 65db — about the same as a BMW 7-series at 70mph. To all intents and purposes, the Hammerhead Eagle i Thrust has no ride or handling as such.

Join the debate Comments. It is also a feature which speaks volumes about the innovation and radical thinking that is packed into the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust.

Practical points 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 hammmerhead several hours. Golf Estate champions usability, practicality and affordability, but is left wanting on the character front. Click on the icon for your Adblocker in your browser. While the car was still slow, it was considerably faster than Geoff, and in a drag race revview easily beat a cyclist, a runner, and a G-Wiz.

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 the end it reached 50mph in However, the styling is not driven purely by aesthetics.

Entry-level diesel motor makes a lot of sense in the sleeker, two-door C On the whole, though, the i Thrust is fairly limited in its appeal inside.

Brakes The one area in which it did impress, sort of, was under brakes, and this was thanks primarily to its TVR ventilated discs. Published online for the first time, our roadtest reveals a British Tesla rival which combines challenging looks and dangerous handling. Many electric vehicle fans out there are constantly complaining about how long it is taking automakers to bring plug-in vehicles to market. Volkswagen Golf Estate 1. 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.

This time, it was armed with more batteries, and a diesel generator to recharge said batteries. And thanks for reading Autoblog. Please follow the instructions below to enable JavaScript in your browser. However, in i-thrhst 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.

You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting http: The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running. Litchfield Alpine A UK review. 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.

In a wind tunnel, the car was so aerodynamically poor that it slid across the test area, and we are told that it crashed uatocar the fans at one end.

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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.

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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.

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