The Gordon Murray Project Two Will Blend T.50 Power With Smaller Packaging
The path to the reveal of the Gordon Murray T.50 was a fast one. It started in mid-2019 when it was announced that Gordon Murray was working on a spiritual McLaren F1 successor and six months later we got our first look at the T.50’s crazy aerodynamics. Six months after that, the T.50’s V-12 went into testing and a week later, we heard just how epic that Cosworth V-12 really sounds. Why is all of this relevant? Because it took a very short period of time for the T.50 to make its debut, and now GMA has confirmed a new, smaller supercar, and it could be revealed just as fast.
GMA T.50s Niki Lauda Arrives as a Track-Focused Destroyer on Four Wheels
Gordon Murray Automotive has revealed the track version of the McLaren F1-inspired T.50 supercar. It’s called the GMA T.50s Niki Lauda, named after the three-time F1 world champion. GMA developed the T.50s Niki Lauda with the goal of turning it into the be-all and end-all for a track car. It comes with a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated V-12 engine that produces 89 fewer horsepower than the McLaren Senna GTR, but weighs 30 percent lighter and generates 50 percent more downforce than the McLaren track car. GMA plans to build only 25 units of the T.50s Niki Lauda. Each unit is priced at $4.3 million, and production is set to begin at the end of 2021.
Gordon Murray T.50 or Aston Martin Valkyrie? What Would You Pick?
Murray Automotive Isn’t Done Rocking The Supercar Establishment, Unveils Track-Only T.50s
Legendary automotive designer Gordon Murray promised that his latest supercar, the T.50, will deliver the best driving experience ever. Powered by a bespoke V-12 capable of revving at over 12,000 rpm that sends all the power to the back axle via a manual transmission, the T.50 is a proposition that’s almost impossible to rebuke and that’s before anyone’s got the chance to drive it.
Consider also just how light the car is given it had to go through all the tests modern cars go through to be approved for the road and that’s when the potential of the T.50s shines through. Why? Because the T.50s is a T.50 that lacks all the stuff that makes the latter street-legal and on top, you get more go-fast bits to make the package that more likely to turn your brain into toothpaste.
Does the Gordon Murray T.50 Embarrass Today’s Supercars?
Gordon Murray, the mastermind behind the iconic McLaren F1 and several Formula One cars, recently unveiled the T.50, a modern take on the British supercar. In a market packed with incredible supercars, the T.50 stands out through its center-mounted driving seat and rear fan, but it’s also a classic take on the concept thanks to its lightweight construction, naturally aspirated engine, and manual transmission. Some say that the T.50 embarrasses today’s supercars and Engineering Explained details why in its latest video.
The T.50 Fixes Everything That Gordon Murray Didn’t Like About the McLaren F1
The McLaren F1 was, for almost 15 years, the world’s fastest car and it still is the fastest car powered by a naturally aspirated engine. Beyond the impressive performance, though, the F1 is a civilized grand tourer capable of seating three adults and, because of McLaren’s unique maintenance and repair program, it’s virtually indestructible.
But it isn’t perfect and the one man that has kept a record of all of its flaws is Gordon Murray, the F1’s designer. Now, as he prepares to begin testing his latest creation, the T.50, Murray was able to open up on all the niggly bits and pieces that annoyed him on the F1 and that he was able to get absolutely right on the T.50.
2021 Gordon Murray T.50
The 2021 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 is a supercar designed and built by Gordon Murray, the mastermind behind the iconic McLaren F1. A lightweight, aerodynamic car powered by a naturally aspirated V-12 engine, the T.50 was designed as a spiritual successor to the F1, with a focus on the driving experience rather than extreme performance. The T.50 shares many similarities to the old McLaren F1, but every aspect has been improved through the use of new-generation materials and modern technology. Let’s find out more about the T.50, described as "the most driver-centric supercar ever built" in the review below.
The Gordon Murray T.50’s Rear Fan Revives Technology Used By Radical F1 and Can Am Race Cars
In 1992, McLaren debuted the F1, by far the most innovative production car of its era. Designed by Gordon Murray, the F1 needed less than 30 years to become a full-fledged classic, and it’s regarded as one of the greatest supercars ever built. It’s 2020, and Murray made a spectacular comeback with the T.50, a supercar developed and built by his own company, Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA). A spiritual successor to the F1, the T.50 also features a naturally aspirated V-12 engine, carbon-fiber construction, and three-seat layout, but it incorporates even more groundbreaking technologies. Among them, there’s a rear-mounted fan that helps to create downforce, thus eliminating the need for a massive wing out back. And this specific feature reminds me of two iconic "sucker cars" from the past, namely the Chaparral 2J and the Brabham BT46.
Is the Gordon Murray T.50 the True Successor to the McLaren F1?
The Gordon Murray T.50 supercar just broke cover and many already view it as a spiritual successor to the iconic McLaren F1. And this isn’t surprising, because not onlywas the T.50 was designed by the same man that penned the F1, but they also share many similarities, from the front end design and the naturally aspirated V-12 to the lightweight carbon construction and the central driving seat. But how similar are they? And is the T.50 actually a modern version of the McLaren F1? Let’s find out in the comparison below.
The Gordon Murray T.50 Is Lighter Than a Mazda MX5 and Smaller Than a Porsche 911
The Gordon Murray T.50, billed as a spiritual successor to the legendary McLaren F1, has finally been revealed with what we’d consider the most impressive specs of any car in the last decade. Featuring a 1+2 layout with a center-mounted driver’s seat (just like the McLaren F1) The T.50 – despite its size – can still manage to carry between 8 and 10 cubic-feet of luggage but, more importantly, is all about the experience of driving first and foremost. And, that’s why you shouldn’t be too depressed about the fact that the T.50’s Cosworth-built V-12 only delivers 653 horsepower and 344 pound-feet of torque. That doesn’t sound like a lot in a world where 1000-horsepower hypercars are starting to become common, but there’s a lot more to this car than its power output and ground-breaking performance.
Here’s What Gordon Murray T.50’s Epic V-12 Sounds Like on the Dyno!
Gordon Murray is an automotive legend. He designed many successful Formula One cars for Brabham and McLaren, as well as the iconic McLaren F1. So it’s natural to be excited about his upcoming supercar, the T.50. A spiritual successor to the F1, the T.50 is described bu Murray as "the gratest road-car V-12 ever made." It’s not yet ready to go into production, but Murray unleashed a video of the V-12 engine on the dyno and it sounds incredible.
Invaluable McLaren Senna LM Gets Trashed By Former F1 Driver
The McLaren Senna is without a shadow of a doubt among the single craziest road cars we’ve ever seen. Boasting active aerodynamics, the sort of stuff that isn’t even allowed in racing, the Senna is more than just a 720S on steroids. With 790 horsepower on tap coming from an upgraded version of the 720S’ V-8, it’s menacing to drive, and that’s still the case even if you’re a former Formula 1 driver as Adrian Sutil apparently found out over the weekend when he rammed a lamp post with his Senna. What gets us to tears is that the car isn’t even a normal Senna, instead, it’s a Senna LM of which only 20 exist.
The Gordon Murray T50’s Legendary V-12 Is Complete, Enters Testing This Week
The Gordon Murray T50 Hypercar was officially announced back in mid-2019 as a spiritual successor to the legendary McLaren F1,, but we’ve heard precious little about it ever since. A few months after the T50’s announcement we learned that Gordon Murray was planning to race the T-50 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and then in December we learned about its crazy aerodynamics. But what about the V-12 engine that will power the beast that is the T50? Well, we’ve now learned that Cosworth will begin testing a production-ready prototype of the 3.9-liter V-12 that will serve as the T50’s heart..
The Gordon Murray T.50 - A McLaren F1 Successor - Has Crazy Aerodynamics
Twenty-five years after helping launch the McLaren F1 supercar, auto design legend Gordon Murray is hard at work on finally launching the F1’s spiritual successor, the T.50.
Though not officially a McLaren model, the T.50 traces its roots to the F1, in part because of Murray’s involvement in designing both cars. Consider the T.50, then, like a modern-day version of the F1, complete with the delta-formation, three-seater layout and an outrageous amount of cutting-edge aerodynamic technology that’s never before seen in a production car.
Gordon Murray Plans To Race His New Supercar In The 24 Hours of Le Mans
Gordon Murray, the British former F1 designer and father of McLaren’s first proper road car, is about to be back in the arena of hypercars with a car touted by its creator as being "purest, lightest, most driver-focused supercar ever." Known as the T.50, the hypercar will seat three, like the McLaren F1, and will be powered by a Cosworth-developed 3.9-liter, naturally aspirated V-12 cranking out 650 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. With a 12,100-rpm redline and a $2.46 million MSRP before taxes, it will surely cause a storm when it will finally be unveiled.
What is more, the T.50 is being designed with the intention of going racing as Murray hopes to see it race at Le Mans, although it is unclear if it will compete in the GTE class for production-based supercars or the new-for-2020 ’Hypercar’ class that will replace the current LMP1 category as the top-tier category of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
When your name is Gordon Murray and you’ve been in the game of designing some of the world’s most daring racing cars and road cars for the better part of four decades, you won’t settle for anything short of perfection when building what could be your last road car. After all, as the true spiritual successor to the F1 (with its three seats, its no-nonsense design down to the naturally aspirated V-12, and the clever aerodynamics), the T.50 must be an amazing car or else it will feel like a disappointment to many. And, if, indeed, Murray’s team will build a racing version, that too will have to be competitive straight out of the box akin to the F1 that swept the floor in its debut year 24 years ago including a famous outright win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Gordon Murray is working on a spiritual McLaren F1 successor
Ever since McLaren unveiled the F1, people have been waiting, eyebrows up, for whatever else Gordon Murray might be cooking. The genius designer who made his name in the world of Formula 1 and designed such groundbreaking cars like the Brabham BT46B and the Brabham BT55 is finally ready to talk about his next creation. Named the T.50, it’s a car tailored after the F1 with a Cosworth-developed 3.9-liter, naturally aspirated V-12 developing 650 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of twist. The cabin will take three and, as is the case with the F1, Murray won’t make judgments on the top speed.
If last time around Murray was contracted by McLaren to create a road car that would incorporate the F1 know-how of Ron Dennis’ squad, now, it’s all done on Murray’s terms. That’s because the T.50 will be built by Gordon Murray Automotive and it will be designed top to bottom in-house by Gordon Murray Design. A carbon fiber monocoque will hide underneath the sleek body of the T.50, and this will ensure Murray-approved levels of lightness. Remember, the 72-year-old designer has never been a fan of the modern supercars and hypercars that put out buckets of horsepower only to be pegged back by a generous heft - like the 4,400 pounds of a standard Bugatti Chiron. As such, the T.50 will only weigh 2,160 pounds (under a tonne), and you can be sure you won’t miss one on the road since that V-12 will be able to rev all the way up to 12,1000 rpm! Yes, the T.50 will have four wheels, not two.
Gordon Murray is an important name in the automotive world, as it designed the first world’s fastest production car, namely the McLaren F1. Its latest creation however is at the opposite side of the spectrum, as it’s the world’s most efficient car.The new T27 is an electric version of the T25 model and it’s basically a three seater city car designed and built at Gordon Murray Design studio-workshop near Guildford.Built with maximum efficiency in mind, the new T27 is greener than its sibling, as it’s fitted with an innovative electric drivetrain produced in collaboration with Zytek.Like the T25, the T27 is aimed at the urban city environment and the company says that it sets new standards in weight, dynamics, safety, packaging and efficiency. The green footprint of the vehicle is assured by a 25 kW electric motor powered by a pack of Li-ion batteries which offer a 100 mile range.