In the world of automotive design, Gordon Murray has no living equal. His F1 cars won 22 races for Brabham, then four successive double world titles for McLaren. He then created the McLaren F1 supercar, the McLaren Mercedes SLR, and more recently the much-more-ambitious City Car Project. Now his design consultancy has created an electric sportscar. Its power and weight are remarkably similar to icons of a bygone era, such as the Austin Healey Sprite, Triumph Spitfire and MG Midget, but the AR.1 promises much more fun.