Oil giant Shell is hoping to prove that there’s still mileage left in the internal combustion engine by unveiling an ultra-efficient petrol car.
The Shell Concept Car, which is capable of 107mpg and a 45mpg top speed, is a total rethink of ex-McLaren designer Gordon Murray’s T25 produced in 2010.
Weighing in at just 550kg (80kg less than the T25), it’s made of recycled carbon fibre and is powered by a 660cc three-cyclinder petrol engine.
A number of the three-seater’s components were created using 3D printing to accelerate the construction of the prototype vehicle.
“Our car may be small, but it’s packed with potential,” said Shell’s Dr Andrew Hepher.
“We want to accelerate the conversation about how we make road vehicles more energy efficient and less carbon-intensive.
“In the coming weeks and months, we look forward to sharing our research insights from this project with engine designers, car manufacturers, academics and other experts across the automotive sector.”