Gordon Murray is About to Move Beyond Sports Cars, And Things Could Get Weird
One of them is for a major brandby Alina Moore, on LISTEN 03:18
The future will be all about electrification - there is no doubt about that. From the smallest automakers to the largest, everyone is focusing on developing and preparing for the electric. Even makers that we never thought would go electric have announced plans to drop large, V-8, V-10, and V-12 engines in favor of electric powertrains. And so will Gordon Murray - the maker famous for its V-12-powered T.33. The company announced it has two new electric SUVs in development, but that doesn’t mean it’s straying too far from its roots.
Recently, the Gordon Murray Group announced it will establish a new Technology Division - overseen by Professor Gordon Murray himself (former Group CEO). The new Technology division will be made up of Gordon Murray Design and Gordon Murray Electronics and its main responsibility will be to finish the development of two advanced fully electric SUVs. One of these two electric SUVs is for one major car manufacturer, and, more than that, the company is in advanced discussions with global automotive businesses for future projects.
The new Technology Division will have a "best-in-class highly talented" team and will be responsible for "transforming electric vehicles, connectivity and, eventually, autonomous transportation." The company has plans to both further increase and to influence on global vehicle development. The future Gordon Murray models will be focused on driving perfection, engineering excellence and low energy solution - among many others. Not to mention that innovative design will also have a lot to say.
Gordon is also investing £50 million in the company’s Global Headquarters and Technology Campus, sited in Windlesham Surrey, UK. On the other hand, it is looking for global expansion, including facilities in the U.S.
The company is already enjoying a great success with both the T.50s track car and recently announced T.33 - that are both already sold out. And, just as a reminder, the T.33 is powered by the same 3.9-liter, naturally aspirated V-12 engine that is found in the T.50. It delivers 607 horsepower at 10,500 rpm and 333 pound-feet of torque at 9,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and sends its power to the rear wheels. The T.33 will be limited to only 100 units, and each will carry a price of £1.37 million - about $1.67 million at the current exchange rates.
"The company is growing from strength to strength and we have had unprecedented expansion since 2020. This announcement and the streamlining of our business is testament to that, as we are intent on continuing and amplifying that success with further growth, said professor Gordon Murray, Executive Chairman. "Gordon Murray Automotive is in a strong position. Our world-beating supercars, the T.50, T.50s track car and recently announced T.33 are already sold out. The T.50, especially, is in the final stages of development and will be in the hands of its first customers soon and there is a lot more exciting news to come."