Exploring the Unique Features of the Triumph TR2

Underneath the BMW Group’s corporate umbrella, ALPINA has been making waves. However, it’s important to recognize Triumph, which has been part of the BMW family for nearly three decades. The Triumph brand was indirectly acquired by BMW when it purchased the Rover Group in 1994. While the car-making and engine-manufacturing assets of the original Rover Group were sold in 2000, BMW retained ownership of the Triumph brand.

The automotive arm of Triumph is making a brief comeback. This revival is a celebration of 100 years since the debut of the first Triumph car and 70 years since the iconic Triumph TR2 MVC575 achieved a record-breaking speed of 124.889 mph. Surprisingly, the TR25 concept, despite its appearance, draws inspiration from the BMW i3S. This quirky electric hatchback, which ceased production over a year ago, is the foundation for the new sports car concept.

The TR25 concept is a single-seater with an optional flip-out jump seat with an impressive 50:50 weight distribution. BMW granted London-based automotive design house Makkina permission to create this retro-inspired British roadster. The TR2 concept showcases a refreshingly clean exterior design and a minimalist cabin reminiscent of classic roadsters from bygone eras.

Weighing approximately 1,095 kg, the TR2 is notably lighter than its donor car by around 170 kg. It accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds, reaching a top speed of 115 mph. The BMW i3S, which contributed its platform, featured an electric motor producing 184 horsepower and 270 Newton-meters of torque. With a 33.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a usable capacity of 27.2 kWh, the TR2 concept offers an approximate range of 190 miles.

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