The Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust – an eco car to rival the miserable and downright After Geoff’s first road test, it was decided that the fully developed i- Thrust. Jeremy Clarkson The Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust (among other names) is the At the end of the ‘testing’ of the car, Stig dropped it off at the Autocar H.Q. for. eagle-i-thrust. Well part of it. Apparently they didnt post it online.

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Lose the clutch pedal on the Mk2, it’s hardly worth having.

Very green making it a US style” woody “. And, as I said before, use a diesel to generate the electricity for an electrically driven car. The exterior was still the same, but with a sprung “push bar” in the front, for protection during crashes. Steering 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.

Top Gear Technology Centre Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust Review | Top Gear

Instead it i-thrush rumbles from one location to the next, 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. In the interests of driving purity, the steering sensibly lacks power assistance, a rare touch in modern cars.

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. Where the Hammerhead Eagle gets more intriguing technically is with the type, and location, of its numerous power sources. Supertanks, mech suits and jetpacks galore Translogic’s best of A drop down menu will appear. Join the debate Comments. There are so many contributory factors to its technical make-up that it could, in fact, be more accurately described as a freak.


Top Gear electric car tested. The vast electric milk-float motor sits beneath the bonnet and sends drive directly to the rear wheels, yet the army of 12v batteries that provides ealge motor with i-tthrust main power sits precariously, and in various places, within the rear compartment.

Actually maybe the aurocar could come up with a manure powered variant! Standing still, and with nothing more than a light breeze caressing its aluminium-wood-plastic body panels, it still recorded 65db — about the same as uammerhead BMW 7-series at 70mph.

The Autocar Road Test: Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust

Very good press release. As usual, we give the vehicle star-mark scores out of five for its performance in various areas: I’m not saying I don’t like Morgans, but the last time there hammedhead been a wooden framed vehicle in the US, It was called a horse-drawn buggy.

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 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.

Priceless is perhaps the best way to describe it. In fact, why is there at all? Ergonomics 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.

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.

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Retrieved from ” http: It travelled to Goodwood for the Festival of Speed The Eagle also retains the powerful and reassuring brakes of the original TVR. While the car was still slow, it was considerably faster than Geoff, and in hammerheav drag race it easily beat a cyclist, a runner, and a G-Wiz.


The main problem with running the i Thrust everyday would be the inconvenience factor, given that its hammerhsad need to be hiked out and recharged every miles, which takes several hours. Entry-level diesel motor makes a lot of sense in the sleeker, two-door C Although the Hammerhead Eagle i Thrust may appear to be an entirely conventional three-box design eqgle 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.

Amazing marketing tie up, cant imagine the no. If you want factual car reviews then buy autocar. You must be logged in to perform that action.

Metallic paint would be well worth i-thfust for the Mk 2 Hammerhead; it could be called the HammerRight. Hammeread diesel motor makes a lot of sense in the eagpe, two-door C Brakes The one area in which it did impress, sort of, was under brakes, and this was thanks primarily to its TVR ventilated discs.

UK pricing is yet to be announced, but this facelifted Volkswagen Golf retains its trademark refined usability in new 1. It is also dictated by the innovative and simple way in which the shell is put together, giving substantial benefits in build efficiency and facilitating easy repairs in the event of damage.

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.