Murray confirmed the news on his official blog. "The T25 and T27 concept has now been sold to a customer and with a following wind a lot more drivers should be able to enjoy the centre drive experience in 2016," he said.
The T25 and T27 are city cars with a 1+2 seating, the front seat being central. A modified, rear-mounted three-cylinder 660cc 51bhp Smart petrol engine powers the T25, while the T27 is an all-electric version of the same car.
The cars foreshadow a new era of tiny, great-to-drive economy cars as well as a highly original manufacturing process called iStream that slashes the investment, factory space and energy required for manufacturing.
With a kerb weight of only 575kg tThe T25 weighs considerably less than the Smart Fortwo (which weighs in at 750kg), while its footprint is also much smaller measuring 2400mm in length, 1300mm in width and 1400mm in height. Its turning circle is around six metres.
Independent suspension features all-around, as does proper crash structures and features such as ABS, traction control and an airbag. The tubular steel and composite floor chassis frame creates a chassis that is "exceptionally strong", according to Gordon Murray Design.
It has just one door, which swings open upwards to allow access even in tight spaces. The T25 can be parked front on into a space a normal car would have to parallel park into. The rear passenger seats can be folded flat to offer a significant load-carrying capacity of 720 litres. The standard boot capacity is 160 litres.