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Gordon Murray Automotive unveils the T.50 supercar, a driver-centric car limited to a production run of just 100 units.

06 Aug 2020 | International News : U.K.



Gordon Murray Automotive has unveiled its T.50 supercar in full for the first time, showing the finished exterior and interior design and confirming its ground-breaking technical specifications. The T.50 has been engineered to be the purest, lightest, most driver-centric supercar ever.

Improving on his acclaimed McLaren F1 'in every conceivable way', Professor Gordon Murray is leading the team that will begin building customer versions of the 986kg supercar in January 2022. Justifying its $4.24 million price tag, the T.50 promises to deliver an unsurpassed driving experience.

The 3.9-litre V12 is the world's lightest, highest-revving, most power dense naturally-aspirated road car engine
It is powered by a 100% bespoke 3.9-litre, 654bhp V12 engine that revs to a record-breaking 12,100rpm, and features the most advanced and effective aerodynamics ever seen on a road car - aided by a 400mm rear-mounted fan.

The global premiere is the first time the clean lines of the exterior and the driver-focused interior have been seen. From his first ballpoint sketches to every engineering and design detail, Murray has led the Gordon Murray Automotive team and briefed and overseen suppliers to drive the project forward at an unrelenting pace.

Murray's design for the T.50 was the 50th in a prestigious line of race and road cars he has penned over his illustrious 50 year career - both reasons combining to name the car T.50. The most dominant characteristics of the T.50 exterior design are its purity and balance, free from the wings, skirts and vents that adorn most modern-day supercars.

The clean surfaces are enabled by the most advanced and effective aerodynamics ever seen on a road car, resulting in deliberately simple, beautiful lines and a timeless appearance. The purity of the silhouette is broken dramatically when the pair of dihedral doors rise up and forwards, coming to rest high above the cabin.

The fan and its associated ducting system improve on conventional ground-effect systems by actively managing both underbody and overbody airflow
Inside, the driver-centric approach is plain to see - from the central, jet fighter-like driving position, to the aerospace-grade primary and secondary controls arranged in an 'ergonomic bubble' around the driver. Quality of materials, the utmost precision, and simplicity of visuals define the whole car, but nowhere is this more evident than inside the cockpit.

British suppliers are responsible for every major component throughout the interior, as well as every facet of the car's exquisitely-engineered underpinnings - an attribute insisted upon by Murray who was determined that the T.50 would be a true British sports car.

From the record-breaking V12 engine, and best lightweight transmission, to the world-first aerodynamic package and the feather-light titanium throttle pedal, every element is 100% bespoke and crafted by a British company that leads in its field.

Murray pushed each supplier to their limits to deliver ingenuity, the highest quality and of course new levels of lightness. With a vision that the car, and every element of its componentry, would be considered 'engineering art', Murray set out to create a vehicle that surpassed all others, fostering new levels of pride and connection among the one hundred owners.

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