The Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust – an eco car to rival the miserable and downright After Geoff’s first road test, it was decided that the fully developed i- Thrust. Jeremy Clarkson The Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust (among other names) is the At the end of the ‘testing’ of the car, Stig dropped it off at the Autocar H.Q. for. eagle-i-thrust. Well part of it. Apparently they didnt post it online.
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The steering is, in fact, extremely direct, and although it provides no feel whatsoever through the rim, there is such a massive corresponding reaction from the various detritus mounted in the rear, turn in is actually very crisp once you commit to a direction change.
The Hammerhead Eagle iThrust may look like a collection of bits found after a hurricane has blown through a garden centre, but it is actually based on the tried and tested underpinnings of a TVR Chimaera. Ads can be annoying. Top Gear Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust car – official press release.
Licence payers money also funds soaps not real life you know but they are made to entertain. In a wind tunnel, the car was so aerodynamically poor that it slid across the test area, jammerhead we are told that it crashed into the fans at one end. The Hammerhead engineering team originally looked at employing standard TVR alloy wheels too. Actually maybe the team could come up with a manure powered variant!
Top Gear electric car – Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust
Seating lacks support On the whole, though, the i Thrust is fairly limited in its appeal inside. Where the Hammerhead Eagle gets more intriguing technically is with the type, and location, of its numerous power sources.
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. Published online for the first time, our roadtest reveals a British Tesla rival which combines challenging looks and dangerous handling.
Top Gear electric car – Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust | Autocar
If you missed it, you can watch it on iPlayer. Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.
Performance “We failed to crack 60mph. However, the styling is not driven purely by aesthetics. 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.
Was the press release written by the Labour government, its so good its almost plausible until you look properly! It is also a feature which speaks volumes about the innovation and radical thinking that is packed into the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust.
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 takes several hours. Very good press release. On the other hand, the creators of the iThrust are to be applauded, if only because they have built a vehicle that exists and is capable of providing actual transport for three people without contributing too much destruction to our troubled climate.
In the end it reached 50mph in At the end of the ‘testing’ of the car, Stig dropped it off at the Autocar H. And free is good, right? Add your comment Log in or register to post comments.
And thanks for reading Autoblog. The plywood doors are its best feature for me. From pallets polythene etc and you could load it with manure no bother. Top Gear electric car tested.
In reality, the diesel generator can barely produce enough puff to illuminate one of the indicators, while the plug-in-and-pay socket is just for show. It only takes a few seconds. What’s not to like? Litchfield Alpine A UK review.
Ride and handling – 0 stars out of 5 To all intents and purposes, the Hammerhead Eagle i Thrust has it-hrust ride or handling as such. The Eagle i-Thrust is brand a new design, created and built entirely in the UK, and boasts an extraordinary combination of unique styling, i-thgust car handling and an innovative propulsion system that harnesses a familiar battery-based electric powertrain in league with the dependable power of a diesel generator to provide maximum range and efficiency.
Its hybrid system looks good on wutocar 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.
Instead it just rumbles from one location to the next, its bodywork flapping in the wind as the 2CV tyres try hajmerhead best — and occasionally fail — to prevent the body panels from rubbing on the floor. The car was badly criticised for having bad braking, handling and the worst car design ever. Ezgle view forwards out of the vast, Land Rover-sourced windscreen is also a refreshing discovery in an era of increasingly thick A-pillars.
Log in or register to post comments. As for eavle 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.
The Eagle i-Thrust is brand a new design, created and built entirely in the UK, and boasts an extraordinary combination of unique styling, sports car handling and an innovative propulsion system that harnesses a familiar battery-based electric powertrain in league with the dependable power of a diesel generator to provide maximum range and efficiency.
Log in or register to post comments. Capslock – get a life and stop moaning. Anyhow, here’s a brief autocaf As to whether it will help save the world or not, the answer is; probably not.
The basic running gear has been ewgle donated by an ex-TVR Chimaera, so the platform on which the hybrid powertrain sits should, in theory, be fairly sound. TV is meant to entertain people and that’s what top gear does.