Gordon Murray Automotive unveils new T.50 Niki Lauda track hypercar

Gordon Murray Automotive unveils new T.50 Niki Lauda track hypercar

February 23, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Gordon Murray Automotive has unveiled a new track-only T.50 supercar with a Niki Lauda attachment.

The hardcore version was named after three-time Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda and was declassified on his birthday, that is, today, February 22. It is noted that the novelty was developed in parallel with the road version of the model. The track T.50 will be released in 25 copies, and its production will not begin until after the completion of the standard version with a circulation of 100 units, which is scheduled for January 2023.

The new model weighs less than the road version, 852 kg versus 986. The hardcore version of the T.50 is equipped with a 725-horsepower 3.9-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine, which works in conjunction with a 6-speed X-Trac manual transmission.

All exterior body panels are made from ultra-lightweight carbon fiber. In turn, the springs, shock absorbers and anti-roll bar have been upgraded, and the ground clearance has been lowered by 87 mm at the front and 116 mm at the rear. As you can see, the 400mm fan of the road model remains, but is now combined with a larger rear diffuser. Along with this, the model received a more massive front splitter. According to the manufacturer, the downforce of the new model can reach 1500 kg.

The novelty has a cockpit with a carbon fiber racing bucket seat, located in the center, and a passenger seat to the left of the driver. In place of the right seat, it is worth noting the presence of a fire extinguishing system.

It is worth mentioning that the T.50 Niki Lauda track hypercar will have to pay at least 3.1 million pounds.

In addition, some time ago it was reported that the insane Hyperion XP-1 hypercar was spotted on the streets of Los Angeles. It should be emphasized that serial production of this new car should start next year.