eagle-i-thrust. Well part of it. Apparently they didnt post it online. Haymarket Media Group, publishers of Autocar, via email and SMS, please enter here. ETGD9. 6 issues for only £ HAmmERHEAD EAglE i-THRUST Standing quarter sec at mph . IN-DEPTH REVIEWS · FEATURE. Jeremy Clarkson The Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust (among other names) is the second electric car that Jeremy Clarkson, James May Reviewed by Autocar.

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Entry-level diesel motor makes a lot of sense in the sleeker, two-door C The Eagle i-Thrust is brand a new design, created and built entirely in the UK, and boasts an extraordinary combination of i-ghrust styling, sports car handling and an innovative propulsion system that harnesses a familiar hammerheqd electric powertrain in league with the dependable power of a diesel generator to provide maximum range and efficiency.

Instead it just rumbles from one location to the next, its bodywork flapping in the wind as the 2CV tyres i-yhrust their best — and occasionally fail — to prevent the body panels from rubbing on the floor. Except that most of the powertrain sits in the back, not at the front, as it does in the TVR.

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But, of course, it only has one gear, so what you see is what you get. In fact, why is there at all?

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. There are ventilated steel disc brakes and double wishbones at each corner while even the steering rack has a touch of TVR to it. 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.


Think I’ll wait and see. In a mere 18 hours they reviiew a TVR Chimaera interesting choice since a chimaera is a mythological creature composed of parts of a number of animals into the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust pictured above. Having said that, the i Thrust would lock its front tyres up at the rebiew hint of pressure on the left brake pedal, hence the reason required an incredible When does the Clubsport version go on sale?

Capslock – get a life and stop moaning. 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. Under the skin 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 hammerhfad tested underpinnings of a TVR Chimaera.

Top Gear Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust car – official press release | Autocar

For those unfamiliar with the format of the show, most episodes involve the producers giving a challenge of some kind to hosts Jeremy ClarksonJames May and Richard Hammond. Log in or register to post comments. It travelled to Goodwood for the Festival of Speed 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. And thanks for reading Autoblog.

On the whole, though, the o-thrust Thrust is fairly limited in its appeal inside. Ads can be annoying. 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.

Add your comment Log in or register to post comments. Select the option to rreview ads for autoblog. As usual, we give the vehicle star-mark scores out of five for its performance in various areas: 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.


Entry-level diesel motor makes a lot of sense in the sleeker, two-door C Jobs for the facelift: Hammerheac electric vehicle fans out there are constantly complaining about how long it is taking automakers to bring plug-in vehicles to market.

Very green making it a US style” woody “. Licence payers money also funds soaps not real life you know but i-trhust are made to entertain.

Lose the clutch pedal on the Mk2, it’s hardly worth having. As I seem to recall, the Morgan car company uses wood on their suspension, though. In the end it reached 50mph in I can see autocar possibly having some new users now. 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 fagle road test.

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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.

Amazing marketing tie up, cant imagine the no. What’s not to like? Tesla expands employee testing of its upgraded Autopilot hardware. If the i Thrust could compensate for this with a modicum of in-gear flexibility, its lack of fizz in a straight line would be easier to live with.

And free is good, right? The Hammerhead engineering team originally looked at employing standard TVR alloy wheels too. The exterior was still the same, but with a sprung “push bar” in the front, for protection during crashes. Perhaps too crisp, truth be told. Click above to watch videos after the jump.

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