GORDON MURRAY GIVES THE AMAZING FAN-ASSISTED T50 SUPERCAR A FINAL SIGN OFF WITH A CRACKING DRIVE
Well-known automotive designer and engineer, Gordon Murray, just signed off on the final iteration of his stunning new mid-engined supercar called the T50. The car was first revealed just over a year ago, and we just recently found that the car was headed into full-series production, great news for automotive fanatics, well those with lots of spare cash on hand. Anything with Mr Murray’s input is going to be special, and this new T50, and the other models he’s created, are sure to garner loads of interest. The T50 is a mid-engine supercar that’s been said to be the successor to the iconic McLaren F1 from back in 1992, that amazing three-seater, all-carbon, ultra-lightweight supercar that’s highly sought after in these times by the most elite of collectors. The T50 is called the purest, lightest, and most driver-focused supercar ever built, and it incorporates a refined version of the ground-effect ‘fan car’ technology that Gordon Murray introduced in Formula 1 in 1978 with the Brabham BT46B. The T50 will be powered by a new normally-aspirated 4.0-litre Cosworth V12 with a healthy 650 hp (478 kW) of power with the ability to rev to a banshee scream-like 12 100 RPM redline. Under the banner of Gordon Murray Automotive, there will be a total build allocation of 100 road-going T50s, each priced at a whopping £2 360 000, although most have already been sold after prospective owners paid over a sizeable £600 000 deposit to secure. Once the production run of the road cars ends, there will be an additional run of 25 track-only editions named after F1 legend Niki Lauda.
If the McLaren F1 is anything to go by, then this T50 should be absolutely amazing, as you’d expect from a man of this calibre with South African roots. Just because, here are some cool facts about the 3-seater beast. The McLaren F1 was the fastest car in the world in 1992, it had a top speed of 386 km/h. In the F1, the driver sits in the centre of the car with passengers flanking the sides and rear. The car was made from carbon fibre, kevlar and magnesium so it tipped the scales at a mere 1 134 kg. It was the first production car to use a carbon fibre monocoque chassis. The F1 had a 6.1-litre V12 BMW powerplant with 650 hp and 650 Nm of torque, and it could run from 0-100 km/h in just about 3 seconds. There were just 106 units of the McLaren F1 built between 1992 and 1998. This exclusivity, combined with the car's exceptional performance and design, has made the F1 one of the most sought-after supercars in the world.
Take a look at the YouTube video that shows Sir Gordon Murray taking a spirited drive in his fully-functional T.50 Supercar - it's clear from the man's reactions that the car is 100% ready for a final sign-off and for full-series production to start: T.50 Final Sign-Off Drive | Gordon Murray Automotive
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