Gordon Murray compared the GMA T.50 supercar to the French Alpine A110December 23, 2019
Gordon Murray compares his new supercar, a British engineer and founder of GMA, with the French supercar Alpine A110. According to him, the novelty will be able to bring the use of supercars on public roads and racetracks to a whole new level.
It’s already clear that the upcoming GMA T.50 supercar will become an incomparable machine created by the ingenious British engineer Gordon Murray, the same person who developed the legendary McLaren F1 hypercar. His new product is equipped with a V12 engine and a powerful 400 mm fan at the rear – a system for creating an active ground effect, creating discharged air under the car.
As part of his recent interview with foreign publications, the famous engineer spoke about the new Alpine A110: “A year ago I bought the Alpine A110, and this car has the best compromise between handling and dynamic performance from all these cars that I drove from the time of the Lotus Evora, which was the best on my list before, ”he said.
He added: “When creating the GMA T.50, we wanted to achieve similar behavioral characteristics. It took us two months to fully analyze the French car. ”
If you’re new to the Alpine A110, this is a mid-engined sports car that debuted in 2017. Alpine A110 weighs only 1 103 kg. As the engineer separately notes, in particular due to its low weight, the A110 also achieves its phenomenal control.
Although we expect that the upcoming T.50 will be able to push the use of such cars beyond the current limits of this type of car, both on public roads and on the race track, we hope that some basic principles of the old F1 school will remain.
This is not the first time that Murray has used a slower mid-engined car to get inspiration when creating his own project. For example, when creating the legendary McLaren F1, Mr. Murray used the Japanese supercar Acura NSX as a reference, the power of which at that time was 357 hp. smaller.
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