Gordon Murray Automotive revealed details for its new T.50 supercar. The overall weight of the driver-focused supercar is just 980 kg thanks to a focus on minimizing the weight of every component, including a unique carbon fiber tub.
Gordon Murray Automotive, sister-business of vehicle design and engineering company Gordon Murray Design, announced details of its first vehicle – the T.50 supercar. Murray designed the McLaren F1, and the T.50 is the next innovation in supercar engineering.
Professor Gordon Murray CBE, Chairman of Gordon Murray Group, said, “An unflinching dedication to lightweighting, highly-advanced active aerodynamics and world-leading standards of advanced engineering will ensure the T.50 rewrites the supercar rulebook. Our experienced team is applying the same uncompromising approach to design and engineering that shaped every facet of the F1, and they are able to deliver substantial improvements over that car in every meaningful way.”
The Gordon Murray Automotive product development strategy includes a commitment to minimize weight in every component, including a unique carbon fiber tub and carbon fiber body panels. The T.50 will be the world’s lightest supercar through sophisticated use of advanced carbon fiber engineering and the company’s dedication to purging the vehicle of every unproductive gram of weight.
The V12 3.9-litre ‘Cosworth Gordon Murray Automotive’ engine will deliver 12,100rpm and develops 650hp and 450Nm torque. Weighing just 980kg – around a third lighter than the average supercar – the T.50 achieves a power-to-weight of 663hp/ton, exceeding that of any other naturally-aspirated sports car designed for the road.
With these performance capabilities, it sounds like the T.50 is a race car. Professor Murray points out, “I designed the F1 as a sort of super GT car – absolutely road-focused with no plan to go racing, which is why the car set new standards for packaging and luggage space. The T.50 design has the same focus and betters the F1 in every area – ingress and egress; luggage capacity; serviceability; maintenance and suspension set-up.”
Only 100 exclusive models will be produced, and deliveries are expected in early 2022.