The electrifying legacy of Bluebird
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.