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#1 OFFLINE   Torsten2001

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:37 PM

Behold the saviour of the British Motor industry

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This was the highlight of my visit to the Commercial Vehicle show, looks good in the photos but close up looked like it'd been knocked up by school kids in an afternoon using papier machet dipped in cat piss judging by the smell on the inside and certainly in a rush judging by the pencil measurements on the doors, all that aside a cracking bit of shite unlikely to be seen again although I really would be delighted to be proved wrong! Check out the car versions on the web site:
www.stevensvehicles.co.uk

#2 OFFLINE   Jazzy Jeff

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:48 PM

:shock: Wow look at the size of those doors!! GR8 4 ANOREXICS.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:48 PM

excellent, note the mismatched (ford?) steelies on the website
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:57 PM

To be honest I don't buy all this shite about electric cars being better for the environment.But back to the Zevan...They want twelve grand (+ VAT) for that shitbox?And you have to buy the "deluxe pack" to get a fuggin radio??Wrong, wrong, wrong on so many levels...

#5 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:00 PM

I'd hit it. Maybe I should throw that into the hat for "potential new van purchase". Or perhaps not (I still want an HA Viva van)

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:02 PM

£12K sounds like a bargain price! Businesses would be insane to buy a Piaggio Porter for £6K instead.I'm sure they will go from strength to strength!

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:06 PM

Some choice quotes from that site....."Up to 56 mile range"Very useful for a commericial vehicle"And almost six feet tall, Zecar® is as visible and safe as any 4x4"I'm over Six foot tall, and I don't fancy my chances if I were to run into the path of a moving Land Rover."Zecar® has space for five adults, and plenty of space for luggage"Plenty is pushing it a bit. And by a bit, I mean a bloody lot. Those seats look awful, I'm getting back ache just looking at a photo of them.Well, there we have it, the electric revolution is here. I can see lots of sleepless nights for BP Executives now this beast is on the scene.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:06 AM

What a POS! Come on Stevens we are rooting for you, dont foist this dross on us.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 01:37 AM

No good in NZ..only room for one brisket let alone a whole sheep..
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:51 AM

Check out the fit of the door on the odd-wheeled one they've chosen as the showpiece for their website. The rest of them won't be that well made. :shock:

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:58 AM

Christ almighty thier website looks like it's been put together by an 8 year old. I reckon I could DIY an EV with a better range than theirs gives.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:06 AM

I thought this was somethig to do with Peter Stevens, seemingmy it is not thankfully. What a shitbox.

They are also working on an electric roadster:

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a classic concept car, first shown at the 1980 motor show

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:11 PM

Jeremy Clarkson once said he hated the Nissan Cherry as it 'had absolutely no redeeming features' which is unfair - good shite now.This piss-pauvre attempt at an 'environmentally friendly' vehicle, however, fits that description perfectly. :(

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:20 PM

The Cipher story here, lots of good stuff on that site including the bastard love child of a Rapport and a Polenez!

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:31 PM

That reliant prototype came up for sale on the bay a year or two ago, made about £600 I think.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:34 PM

There's a lot of Citroen BX in that shape. Was the BX a Bertone design?

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:35 PM

Yes, I think it was. Seem to recall a BX telly ad with Marcello Gandini driving to work in a black BX16v.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:48 PM

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Bertone started with this Volvo Tundra prototype, did the Anadol / Reliant thing and then the BX - also did the Favorit too.

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who did this though?

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#19 OFFLINE   Simon M

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:52 PM

Wasn't the Polonez a Fiat design which they never put into production?

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 03:30 PM

Wasn't the Polonez a Fiat design which they never put into production?

I read that somewhere, but other sources say it was FSO's own. Chassis and engine were pure Fiat 1100/125.Either way its definetley shite. (oh and great 4 doin donuts)

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:32 PM

I can't specifically remember who did the BX design, but while at Bertone, Giugiaro's had a go designing the Renault 21. The man also scribbled the Hyundai Stellar, Lancia Prisma and Fiat Panda. A god no less. That Reliant FW has traces of R21 & Talbot Tagora in it, so there must have been something in the wine at the time.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:35 PM

Did they actually make a 2 door BX? Looks good...

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:57 AM

Looks like a Citroen BX.*edit* Looks like I missed page 2 of this thread when I posted!! :oops:
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 08:57 AM

Did they actually make a 2 door BX? Looks good... slightly off topic my fellow sussex shitelover but click here and scroll down http://leroux.andre.free.fr/h3m.htm coupes estates and vans 8) think theres some Reliant prototypes here but my french is not that good worth checking out any way http://carcatalog2.free.fr/hist8z.htm
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:46 PM

excellent, note the mismatched (ford?) steelies on the website
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Haha that's brilliant, all that stuff about being at the "leading edge" of EV design on their website and the odds are there's half a dozen cannibalised Fiestas parked outside their HQ.

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