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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Although it-hrust 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 eag,e for a brave third passengerbeneath its part-aluminium, part-plastic, part-wood exterior it is, in fact, a genuine hybrid. Its propulsion system was ground-breaking for its day.

It travelled to Goodwood for the Festival of Speed 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.

Very good press release.

Video: Was the Top Gear Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust the Predecessor to the Chevy Volt?

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UK pricing is yet to be announced, but autoxar facelifted Volkswagen Golf retains its trademark refined usability in new 1. As to whether it will help save the world or not, the answer is; probably not. From pallets polythene etc and you could load it with manure no bother. Add your comment Log in or register to post comments.

The Grand Tour

It is also autocqr feature which speaks volumes about the innovation auutocar radical thinking that is packed into the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust. It only takes a few seconds. 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. Besides, we all know that Ford is the best car company in history, sooooooooo I AM american so you can shut up.


While the car was still slow, it was considerably faster than Geoff, and in a drag race it easily beat a cyclist, a runner, and a G-Wiz.

Found the review autocar did on Top Gears Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust!!! : TopGear

Except that most of the powertrain sits in the back, not at the front, as it does in the TVR. A drop down menu will appear. Brakes The one area in which it i–thrust impress, sort of, was under brakes, and this was thanks primarily to its TVR ventilated discs.

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Anyhow, here’s a brief review: I can see autocar possibly having some new users now. Jobs for the facelift: GeneralVideos Tags: Retrieved from ” http: Volkswagen Golf Estate 1. Just watching it now on BBC2. The results on the intrepid trio’s efforts and our review – conducted by our own intrepid tester Steve Sutcliffe – were screened on Sunday night. Read the official – and hilarious – Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust press release.

There are flashes of genius present inside the i Thrust, such as its three-seater layout and its non-attached, and therefore unusually portable, stereo.

The plywood doors are its best feature for me. The car was badly criticised for having bad braking, handling and the worst car design ever.

The generator that James installed would often fill the car with exhaust gases. Log in or register to post comments.

To all intents and purposes, the Hammerhead Eagle i Thrust has no ride or handling as such. Lose the clutch pedal on the Mk2, it’s hardly worth having. Top Gear electric car tested.

Some sort of rear view mirror wouldn’t go amiss. As I seem to recall, the Morgan car company uses wood on their suspension, though. It was built with the intention of making a decent electric car, not just an overpriced car that’s about as attractive as a baboon’s bottom. One of the most convincing attempts of an electric car yet. But, of course, it only has one gear, so what you see is what you get.


In the end it reached 50mph in The one area in which it did impress, sort of, was autocsr brakes, and this was thanks primarily to its TVR ventilated discs. Treacherous handling, sub-standard performance, shocking discomfort, tiny range, awful build quality. The Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust represents the start of an exciting future for the electric car, born from a desire to shake off the compromises of existing electric vehicles and to deliver a superior car for less than the price of its key rival, the G Wiz.

And thanks for reading Autoblog. As usual, we give the vehicle star-mark scores atuocar of five for its performance in various areas:.

The Autocar Road Test: Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust

At one point during testing, the Hammerhead went into a monumental tank-slapper while being driven in a dead straight line. TV is meant to entertain people and auhocar what top gear does. The Autocar Road Test: 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.

The exterior was still the same, but with a sprung “push bar” in the front, for protection during crashes. Perhaps too crisp, truth be hammerhdad. Entry-level diesel motor makes a lot of sense in the sleeker, two-door C

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