The UK's iconic Bluebird name will spring back to life this September with the launch of two electric vehicles at the Sustainable MotoExpo, which is to be held at the National Motor Museum Beaulieu.
Bluebird is the record-setting/breaking name of the vehicles piloted by Don Wales and the now-departed Sir Malcolm Campbell and Donald Campbell.
Fittingly, Bluebird will wheel out some punchy electric machines.
The first, called the DC50, is a pure electric two-door sports cars with 360 hp on tap. Range is claimed to be up to 200 miles, depending on specification. This limited edition vehicle (only 50 will ever be produced) is claimed to match a Porsche in acceleration and it certainly looks capable of that. Its scissor doors are a bit gimmicky, but otherwise the DC50 seems to be the real deal. There's only one color available though: Bluebird Blue.
Bluebird GTL Formula E
The other Bluebird model to be unveiled in September is one that's dedicated to racing only. The GTL Formula E will be ready to take to the tracks at next year's Formula E racing events. Bluebird says ths GTL Formula E is its "vision" for the electric racing series, which will host its inaugural season in 2014.
The Bluebird name is synonymous with cutting-edge technology and record-breaking, a tradition continued by Don Wales, grandson of , as he officially launches the Bluebird DC50 Sports Car and Bluebird GTL Formula E.
Don Wales will be on hand to launch the two Bluebird electrics. Here's what he has to say:
"The Campbell family and Bluebird have had a long association with the National Motor Museum Beaulieu. The museum is home to a wonderful historic land speed display celebrating the achievements of Sir Malcolm Campbell and Donald Campbell. It seems only fitting that we will be launching both the Bluebird DC50 electric sportscar and Bluebird GTL electric race car at Beaulieu."