Gordon Murray Design is close to finalising a deal that will allow his revolutionary T25 and T27 city cars to enter production.
The legendary designer told Autocar that advanced talks had taken place with three potential suitors over a licence to build the cars, and he hoped a deal could be sealed by June.
The three interested parties are competing for a licence to produce the T25 and T27 using Murray’s iStream manufacturing process. Its efficiency, investment and space savings will allow cars to be made for much less than existing or proposed city cars. Both would be built on the same production line.
One of the groups is a start-up UK-based consortium, another is an existing European manufacturer and the third is an overseas-based start-up consortium. Once an iStream licence is granted to one of the companies to build the petrol-powered T25 and its all-electric T27 sibling, no other licences would be granted.
Murray confirmed he is working on six other projects that could be built using the iStream process, ranging from two seats to 13. “These are all different types of vehicles with different bodystyles and powertrains,” he said.