Sunbeam Tiger concept


sunbeam-tigerThere is just something about concepts that tease our minds – after all, it frees us from the shackles of convention as we are able to focus on functionality and form without thinking of whether is is physically possible to do so or not. One area where concepts will send your pulse racing would be the world of cars, especially speedy ones that get the adrenaline pumping. Here we have the 2025 Sunbeam Tiger concept that sends the old into the new world, one hundred years later to be exact. The 1925 Sunbeam Tiger was a masterpiece in its own right, being a supercharged V12 four-liter racing car that was driven by the legendary Sir Henry Segrave at 145 mph (233 km/h) nearly a century ago, making it the smallest-engined car ever to hold the world land speed record in the process. Fast forward through the time-space continuum and we have the Sunbeam Tiger electric sports car concept that was specially designed in memory of the 100th anniversary (1925-2025) of the Tiger’s land speed record win. You will find state of the art technology in the 2025 edition, where it will be powered by a Siemens 3 phase AC motor powering the rear wheels with a 26 kilowatt/hour lithium-titanate battery pack, tipping the scales at just 600kg (1,323lb) – extremely light to help it sprint away in fashionable speed.

You will find a tubular space frame chassis grace the Sunbeam Tiger concept, where it will be made completely from recycled aluminum to keep up with the green scheme of things, alongside a bunch of other components that will use environmentally friendly materials such as vegetable oil resin for its body panels, soy foam seats covered in biofabric, natural fiber brake pads, eco-paint and cornstarch tires. As for the roll bars, they have been directly incorporated into the seat frame, with the seat frame built into the chassis for improved safety as you tackle those nasty corners.

Performance-wise, this conceptual vehicle is tipped to achieve 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 160mph and a driving range of about 800 miles between charges. We wonder how much one has to pay for this if it were to be released by 2025.

Source: Gizmag

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