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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And the driving position is similarly compromised, both by the off-set pedals and the fact that you have to intertwine your left arm through the centre seat in order to grasp the TVR-sourced steering wheel properly. Ads can be annoying.

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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.

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Drive it to your local allotment and it will fit in with all those British wonders of modern allotment architectural shed building! Metallic paint would be well worth considering for the Mk 2 Hammerhead; it could be called the HammerRight. And free is good, right? 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.


The plywood doors are its best feature for me.

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Speed matters Our best two-way average for the mph lunge was 6. As usual, we give the vehicle star-mark scores out of five for its performance in various areas: Having said that, the i Thrust would lock its front tyres up at the merest hint of pressure yammerhead the left brake pedal, hence the reason required an incredible Log in or register to post comments.

You must have JavaScript enabled to experience the hqmmerhead Autoblog. Treacherous autocaf, sub-standard performance, shocking discomfort, tiny range, awful build quality. Litchfield Alpine A UK review. And thanks for reading Autoblog. 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. Many electric vehicle fans out there are constantly complaining about how long it is taking automakers to bring plug-in vehicles to market.

The car was badly criticised for having bad braking, handling and the worst car design ever.

Entry-level diesel motor makes a lot of sense in the sleeker, two-door C 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.

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. Select the option to run ads for autoblog. Chief amongst the problems posed by this radical layout was the question of how to accommodate the central seat atop the central backbone of the chassis underneath.

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It only takes a few seconds. For this reason, the i-Thrust employs a typically innovative solution, boasting highly efficient XXX section tyres — as used on the famous Citroen 2CV — allied to attractive TVR space saver wheels. When does the Clubsport version go on sale? This ingenious combination is typical of the lateral thinking and prudent use of well-proven parts that typifies the Eagle i-Thrust, in this case boosting efficiency without compromising the high levels of grip and progressive handing behaviour that keen drivers expect.


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 takes several hours. You must have JavaScript enabled to experience the new Autoblog.

I AM american so you can shut up. But, of course, it only has one gear, so what you see is what you get. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running. 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 passengerbeneath its part-aluminium, part-plastic, part-wood exterior it is, in fact, a genuine hybrid.

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.

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