Bluebird legacy – the DC5 road car
Legacy technology products from the Bluebird Electric land speed record attempt are beginning to emerge, the fastest being the new Bluebird DC5 electric sports car – a limited edition of just 50 electric cars will be built to commemorate the 50th anniversary in 2014 of Donald Campbell’s land and water speed records.
The Campbell family name and the name Bluebird are synonymous with record-breaking, a tradition continued by Don Wales, grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell and nephew of Donald Campbell.
In revealing the new model, Bluebird promise that the new DC5 model will deliver peak power of up to 360bhp and the ‘acceleration to match a Porsche’. Featuring electrically operated scissor doors, the model has a range of up to 200 miles per charge and will be available in one body colour only – Bluebird Blue.
The Bluebird DC5 will be launched at this year’s Sustainable MotoExpo this September, being held at Beaulieu National Motor Museum.