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#1 furtive

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 02:55 PM

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...-herts-54729631

 

A company that built sports cars in the 1950s has announced it will produce vehicles again at the same site which closed its doors 60 years ago.

Production of the Berkeley Bandit will begin in 2021 at the Old Warden aerodrome in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

Sixty of the vehicles will be produced, costing between £40,000-£60,000 each.

Berkeley Coachworks said the vehicle will be "underpinned by sustainable technology", with a fully electric option available.

Engineers have designed a composite chassis which will use plant-based materials such as flax to replace carbon fibre and sticky resins from trees to replace chemicals.

Buyers will be able to choose between liquid-fuelled engines, a hydrogen cell or full electric.

 

https://www.berkeleysportscars.com/

 

BERKELEY BANDIT ROADSTER

The original Bandit was first shown at the 1960 Motorshow, marking a departure from the brand’s roots of two stroke front wheel drive cars to its first rear wheel drive car using the then current powertrain from the Ford Anglia.

The 2020 Bandit follows the tradition, using Ford’s latest powertrain, but this time using Ford’s 2.3l ecoboost turbo engine mounted in mid-engine configuration with a 6-speed transverse gearbox.

A fully electric Bandit Roadster will also be available.

The new Berkeley Bandit Roadster will be built using our own bio-chassis design made of plant-based materials, with flax replacing carbon fibre and sticky tree resins replacing the chemical resins used traditionally. 

​Quintessential British classic car styling. The Berkeley Bandit Roadster.

 

CAR SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 700kg

Power: 400bhp

0-60mph: 3.5s

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Nice idea, but I'm sure these will never be made and will remain as cgi images only.


Edited by furtive, 29 October 2020 - 02:56 PM.


#2 Ivor

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 06:20 PM

Ohhh, hydrogen cell, the future today, well next year

#3 Ivor

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 06:24 PM

Just submitted a reservation request, be interesting to see what happens, and what this is about

#4 Ivor

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 06:34 PM

Had an email today saying I'm one of the first 60 to register an interest, but it didn't ask for any money, interesting

#5 C8RKH

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 09:46 PM

 

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...-herts-54729631

 

A company that built sports cars in the 1950s has announced it will produce vehicles again at the same site which closed its doors 60 years ago.

Production of the Berkeley Bandit will begin in 2021 at the Old Warden aerodrome in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

Sixty of the vehicles will be produced, costing between £40,000-£60,000 each.

Berkeley Coachworks said the vehicle will be "underpinned by sustainable technology", with a fully electric option available.

Engineers have designed a composite chassis which will use plant-based materials such as flax to replace carbon fibre and sticky resins from trees to replace chemicals.

Buyers will be able to choose between liquid-fuelled engines, a hydrogen cell or full electric.

 

https://www.berkeleysportscars.com/

 

BERKELEY BANDIT ROADSTER

The original Bandit was first shown at the 1960 Motorshow, marking a departure from the brand’s roots of two stroke front wheel drive cars to its first rear wheel drive car using the then current powertrain from the Ford Anglia.

The 2020 Bandit follows the tradition, using Ford’s latest powertrain, but this time using Ford’s 2.3l ecoboost turbo engine mounted in mid-engine configuration with a 6-speed transverse gearbox.

A fully electric Bandit Roadster will also be available.

The new Berkeley Bandit Roadster will be built using our own bio-chassis design made of plant-based materials, with flax replacing carbon fibre and sticky tree resins replacing the chemical resins used traditionally. 

​Quintessential British classic car styling. The Berkeley Bandit Roadster.

 

CAR SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 700kg

Power: 400bhp

0-60mph: 3.5s

_115111022_roadster2.png

 

 

Nice idea, but I'm sure these will never be made and will remain as cgi images only.

 

It's face looks like one of those women. You know - slighted slatted eyes and thin tight lips with a chiselled face. You know it might be a good sh@g once but then a whiny b1tch to live with afterwards.  As Duncan would say. I'm oot.



#6 Ivor

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 06:06 AM

Be interesting to see at what point they ask for money and how much, one option is a H2 fuel cell version which would be a bargain at £60k




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