Official presentation of the Gordon Murray T.50 supercarAugust 5, 2020
Renowned engineers Gordon Murray, who designed the legendary British supercar McLaren F1, presented his Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 sports car.
The Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 supercar is finally presented. For those who are not in the know, the car was created under the direct control and participation of the famous automotive engineer Gordon Murray. The novelty weighs only 986 kilograms and has a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V12 with 654 horsepower (467 Nm). In addition, there is a special fan at the back for better aerodynamics – thanks to it, enormous downforce is generated.
Looking at the front of the novelty, it’s hard not to see the similarities with the legendary British supercar McLaren F1 – another project of Gordon Murray.
Both models have a low-set nose with sleek trim and narrow air intakes. A huge, rounded windshield, large door windows and transparent roof panels create an airy interior. A small roof air intake directs cool air to the powerful V12 engine, while the transparent gull-hole rear fascia provides only a glimpse of the internal suspension.
Both the chassis and body are made of carbon fiber and the components are incredibly lightweight. Gordon Murray Automotive claims the monocoque and exterior panels weigh less than 150kg.
The 400mm rear fan is one of the most interesting features of the T.50 supercar. It spins up to 7,000 rpm. and runs on a 48 volt electric motor. It works with an active rear spoiler and diffuser to increase downforce by 50 percent in normal driving or 100 percent in braking. The system also functions as an induction system for the engine, increasing the power of the power plant by approximately 49 hp.
Gordon Murray Automotive plans to produce just 100 units of the T.50 supercar, each of which will cost $ 3.08 million at the current exchange rate. T.50 production begins in January 2022. The first deliveries will take place later that year.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the new supercar of the creator of McLaren F1 will receive the lightest V12 engine. The T.50 coupe of Gordon Murray, who built the McLaren F1 supercar, will be equipped with the lightest and most responsive V12 engine ever installed on a road car.
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