It was built with the intention of making a decent electric car, not just an overpriced car that's about as attractive as a baboon's bottom. The only problem with being the best looking electric car is that it would have to be better looking than the Tesla, which most would argue it is not. The Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust had no problems in the price department but was designed by Jeremy and described by Top Trumps as looking like a 'slow-moving outside lavatory'. Its predecessor was named Geoff. This time, it was armed with more batteries, and a diesel generator to recharge said batteries.
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Jump to navigation. If you missed it, you can watch it on iPlayer. In order to get an independent opinion on just how good the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust is, it was then brought to Autocar to undergo our world-famous road test. The results on the intrepid trio's efforts and our review - conducted by our own intrepid tester Steve Sutcliffe - were screened on Sunday night.
Now you can read the full six-page verdict in today's Autocar magazine, on sale this and every Wednesday. Performance "We failed to crack 60mph. In the end it reached 50mph in Ride and handling "The Eagle i-Thrust rumbles along, its bodywork flapping in the wind as the 2CV tyres try their best — and occasionally fail — to prevent the body panels from rubbing on the floor.
Design and engineering "There are so many contributory factors to its technical make-up that it could, in fact, be more accurately described as a freak. And, as I said before, use a diesel to generate the electricity for an electrically driven car. It's the future. Amazing marketing tie up, cant imagine the no. Old Toad. I AM american so you can shut up. As I seem to recall, the Morgan car company uses wood on their suspension, though. I'm not saying I don't like Morgans, but the last time there has been a wooden framed vehicle in the US, It was called a horse-drawn buggy.
Personally, the only thing I dislike about top gear is they are racist against Americans in particular. Besides, we all know that Ford is the best car company in history, sooooooooo Capslock - get a life and stop moaning. TV is meant to entertain people and that's what top gear does. If you want factual car reviews then buy autocar. Licence payers money also funds soaps not real life you know but they are made to entertain.
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Just watching it now on BBC2. Log in or register to post comments. Top review! One of the most convincing attempts of an electric car yet.
Although, I do wish Top Gear would actually review cars And credit to Autocar for ranking it higher than the G-Wiz!!! Haha, awesome, haven't seen the episode yet, and iplayers down I can see autocar possibly having some new users now. The plywood doors are its best feature for me. Very green making it a US style" woody ".
The Autocar Road Test: Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust
Jump to navigation. BBC Top Gear's Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust was presented to the world in last night's television show, and to co-incide with the car's launch its makers issued a press release. Judging by its length, the team spent longer writing the release than they did building the car, and it's printed below in all its hilarious detail. For a slightly less biased view, you can download Autocar's road test, watch our test on video and see hi-res pictures here.
Top Gear electric car - Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust
Jump to navigation. In the days before Tesla got into its stride, its aim was to create a decent electric car that people would actually want to buy. As usual, we give the vehicle star-mark scores out of five for its performance in various areas:. This car, believe it or not, is fully road legal and, apart from its occasionally functional diesel generator, is also virtually emissions-free. 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 passenger , beneath its part-aluminium, part-plastic, part-wood exterior it is, in fact, a genuine hybrid. 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.
Top Gear Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust car - official press release
Jump to navigation. If you missed it, you can watch it on iPlayer. In order to get an independent opinion on just how good the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust is, it was then brought to Autocar to undergo our world-famous road test. The results on the intrepid trio's efforts and our review - conducted by our own intrepid tester Steve Sutcliffe - were screened on Sunday night. Now you can read the full six-page verdict in today's Autocar magazine, on sale this and every Wednesday.
Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust
There's a contingent of greens out there fussing and fuming that General Motors with its Chevrolet Volt , Nissan with its Leaf and everyone else in the auto industry is dragging its collective heels getting EVs and plug-in hybrids on the road. Turns out it's not that hard at all, as the boffins at Top Gear can attest. Of course, making it pretty is another story entirely. The, um, car shown here is The Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust. It's a range-extended electric vehicle akin to the Chevrolet Volt or Fisker Karma. Electricity is the only thing driving the wheels, and an diesel generator kicks in to keep the juice flowing as the batteries wind down. Look past that boxy sheet-metal-and-plywood bodywork and you'll find a slew of high-tech goodies.