On the occasion of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Bluebird, speed records specialists presented two models, the DC 50 electric sports car that could be produced in a limited edition of 50 units and the Bluebird GTL, an electric open-wheeler that will participate in the next world championship of electric Formula 1 - Formula E.
Both vehicles were designed by the grand-son of the nine times world record speed holder, Sir Campbell… almost 50 years ago.
Don Wales is the heir of Sir Malcolm Campbell, a Briton who achieved many speed records at the beginning of last century. The DC50 and GTL have been imagined to celebrate the first of nine records from this automotive journalist between 1924 and 1935 going from the speed of 235 kph to an astonishing 485kph!
The DC50, is the “wise” version of the Bluebird GTL who will participate in the Formula E championship set to begin next year…
Like the GTL, the DC50 won’t deny its origins but is betting on the future. Its electric motor develops 360hp and its design reminds a MacLaren F1. But, for the moment, we won’t know more before the Sustainable Moto Expo to be held on 28 and 29 September at Beaulieu in the UK.
In any case, we can see beautiful gullwing doors electrically operated. In addition, it is announced with an interesting range of 320km. Of course, don’t ask for another color, it will be available in Bluebird blue only!