With unprecedented speed and performance the hybrid electric Porsche 918 Spyder has forever changed the way the world views eco-friendly sports cars. A few years ago. Porsche embarked on a three-year development plan to create a hybrid-electric supercar truly deserving of the automakers iconic nameplate.
The mistake was to call it a car in the first place. The Sinclair C5 was a genuine attempt to create an environmentally-friendly, personal urban transport. It was a revolutionary idea, planned as the first in a series of experiments which would see an electrically-powered vehicle grow from a tiny three-wheeler for one, into a … [Read more…]
Advertised as being for ‘one adult and a shopping bag’, the Peel P50 was designed as a convenience microcar for nipping around town. When it was launched at the 1962 Earl’s Court Motor Show, it caused a stir on two counts: it was the only car ever to have emanated from the Isle of Man, … [Read more…]
Early ‘50s. Aftermath of the Second World War is felt in diametrically opposite ways. Time to rebuild, people was beginning to breathe the air of freedom and everyone was properly focused, but there was also those who still picked up the pieces and tried in every way to revive their business, their work, their lives.
I understand them very well! I speak of car manufacturers’ “big bosses” who now, despite the many rumors and contradictions and the increasingly misinformation that drifts thanks to the Internet monster, keep undeterred to use the Nürburgring as a final test for their sports cars (street legal or not).