Electric city cars are becoming increasingly popular. They are handy and compact and they can enter the strictest environmental zones. But beautiful...? That is why we are so happy with this Blower Junior!
We as car enthusiasts are not really happy about all those silly city pastries, but many people apparently think differently. Such was the Citroën Ami Buggy, a brother of the Opel Rocks-e, sold out in 9 minutes at our southern neighbors. But hey, those are Belgians…
Fiat has with its variant of the Opel Rocks-e and the Citroën Ami at least he did his best to make something fun out of it. Yet even the Fiat Topolino we're not thrilled yet
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No, then this Blower Junior! It is made by the The Little Car Company from – how could it be otherwise – England. It is a copy of the Blower Bentley. More precisely, from Car # 2 of the Bentley Blower Team of 1929. A car that achieved numerous racing successes, partly thanks to its mechanical compressor.
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To give the modern, electric city variant a handy format, the Blower Junior is not a one-to-one copy. The scale is 1 to 0.85, which gives a length of 3.72 meters. This makes the Blower Junior more than 1.30 meters longer than the Opel Rocks-e. You cannot park the Blower Junior across the sidewalk. With its width of 1.48 and height of 1.27, it avoids the typical city cars a little less.
The manufacturer claims that the Blower Junior is also allowed on public roads in the EU. Unfortunately, given the top speed of over 45 km / h, you simply need a B driving license.
For propulsion, the Blower Junior does not have a 4.4-liter four-cylinder with compressor in the front, but an electric motor above the rear axle. The power is 20 hp and the battery pack under the car has a capacity of 48 kWh. The top speed is about 72 km / h and according to The Little Car Company a fully charged battery will take you about 105 kilometers. The charging port is housed in the counterfeit supercharger housing.
For authenticity, the Little Car Company also used leaf springs for the copy. Modern Brembo disc brakes at the front and drums at the rear provide up-to-date stopping power. But the Blower Junior is also up to date on other fronts.
The cabin can accommodate two and a half people and the dashboard appears to be a true copy of the original. Appearances are deceiving; what was once the fuel pump lever now acts as the transmission selector lever. And instead of an ammeter, the copy has a charge indicator. But also a USB connection, a navigation system and a reversing camera are not missing.
The Little Car Company will start in 2024 with 99 pieces of the Blower Junior, not very surprisingly called First Edition. Whether there will be a sequel remains unclear. Just like the prices. But we fear the worst...
This post was last modified on August 18, 2023 11:06 am
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