Gordon Murray Exhibition Showcases Designer’s Most Famous Works
A 50-year career has given us plenty of cars to gush overby Kirby Garlitos, on
Gordon Murray is one of the world’s best auto designers. That statement is pretty much indisputable, especially since Murray is responsible for the design of some of the most iconic cars in history. He’s designed concept cars, race cars, and one-off creations, all of which are still revered to this day. His best and most famous work, though, is the McLaren F1 and it’s fitting that the most iconic of all McLaren supercars will play a starring role in an exhibition depicting the 50-year run of Murray as one of the best designers in the business.
The exhibit will take place in Dunsfold, England, and while the event will start off on an invitation-only basis, there are plans to later open up a detailed virtual tour of pretty much every car Murray has had a hand in designing in his five decades in the business. If you’re a fan of Gordon Murray and the cars that he penned from paper into actual reality, this is one exhibition that you shouldn’t miss, even if it means only being able to walk around it in virtual form. The exhibit is expected to kick off on November 3, 2017. And to make it even more special than it already is, Murray and his team of designers have also set the date as the launching point of an all-new car that he’s been working on. Care to venture a guess what car that’s going to be?
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What could this new debut be?
November 3 is going to be a big day for fans of Gordon Murray.
One answer could be the enterprising Global Vehicle Trust OX that we first saw in September 2016. It’s hard to imagine it being that one though because it’s probably not the most ideal setting to introduce the model. Far more reasonable would be the TVR T37 that Murray and his people over at Gordon Murray Designs are working on with the revamped TVR brand. Granted, the model is already expected to debut at the Goodwood Revival in September so if it’s not the T37, it should be a new model completely that we haven’t seen or heard of. Either way, it’s going to be exciting to see what Murray and his world famous design skills will come up with.
Circle the date then, ladies and gentlemen. November 3 is going to be a big day for fans of Gordon Murray. If you’re not invited to the opening of the exhibition, you can wait for the virtual tour to open to get your fill of the design maestro’s most important works in his long and storied 50-year career.
Vehicles on display will include:
- 1967 IGM Ford Special (T.1)
- 1978 Brabham BT46B ‘Fan Car’ (T.9)
- 1981 Brabham BT49C Championship Winner
- 1983 Brabham BMW BT52 World Championship Car (T.15)
- 1988 McLaren MP4/4 Championship-winner (T.19)
- 1995 McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans Winning Car
- 1996 McLaren F1 LM
- 2013 Yamaha City Car (T.26)
- 2016 GVT OX (T.34)
Read our full review on theMcLaren F1 LM.
Read our full review on the TVR T37.