Bluebird unveils all-electric GTL for Formula E series.
Posted Jun 13th 2012 4:05PM green.autoblog.com
Go ahead, feast your eyes on the kinds of vehicles that might compete in the FIA’s upcoming Formula E. Maybe it’s the enclosed cockpit, maybe it the Alien-esque color and lines, maybe it’s just us, but the just-unveiled Bluebird GTL Formula E racing car concept looks for all the world like something that would slither instead of speed.
Unveiled yesterday at the Bluebird Centenary Celebration, the Bluebird GTL prototype is an all-electric vehicle that comes from a long history of going fast. Unfortunately, specifics on the Bluebird GTL’s powertrain are still under wraps. All Bluebird will say is, “100 years after Sir Malcolm’s first win in ‘Blue Bird’, the Bluebird team unveil their latest vehicle. The Bluebird legend continues…” Speaking with The Charging Point, Bluebird’s Don Wales said
Formula-E represents the birth of a new era for us. Where we struggle with [financial] support for land speed record attempts, the circuit racing car is going to be more attractive to potential sponsors. Formula-E really is the future, definitely. Electric racing, with the FIA behind it, is going to be a big thing, and if we’re in it at the dawn of that then Bluebird should be a very strong brand for the future.