The elec­tri­fy­ing legacy of Blue­bird

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

BLUE­BIRD will of­fi­cially launch the DC50 Sports Car and Blue­bird GTL For­mula E at the Sus­tain­able Mo­toExpo on Satur­day, Septem­ber 28, at the National Mo­tor Mu­seum, Beaulieu.

The man be­hind the Blue­bird name is Don Wales, grand­son of Sir Mal­colm Camp­bell and nephew of Don­ald Camp­bell.

His Blue­bird DC50 elec­tric sports car will be pro­duced as a very limited edi­tion of 50, to com­mem­o­rate the 50th an­niver­sary in 2014 of Don­ald Camp­bell’s land and wa­ter speed records. It is a twodoor coupe with elec­tri­cally op­er­ated “scissor” doors. It has a peak power of up to 360bhp, a range of up to 200 miles and will be avail­able in one body colour only – Blue­bird blue.

Launched si­mul­ta­ne­ously will be the Blue­bird GTL elec­tric race car which has been de­signed to the lat­est tech­ni­cal reg­u­la­tions for the forth­com­ing FIA For­mula E se­ries and is Blue­bird’s “vi­sion” for the all-elec­tric global race se­ries due to start in 2014.

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