Speaking to Top Gear, Murray was asked what he believes will be the next big technology breakthrough for vehicles, and his answer makes a lot of sense.
“I know it’s a cracked record, but I still think it is weight,” he said. “A few years back, people panicked and started looking – Mazda in particular – at some serious weight saving, and recently it looks like Alpine is out all on its own, and everybody else has forgotten that.”
He’s referring to the overseas-only Alpine A110, a Porsche 718 Cayman rival that’s won praise for its incredible handling and its own contributions to vehicle weight loss. Not surprisingly, Murray bought himself one. His advice is all the more relevant when it comes to electric vehicles, which incorporate heavy battery packs.