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Legendary designer Gordon Murray who created the Mclaren F1 has unveiled an all-new €2.5 million three seat lightweight hypercar that, he believes, will beat all rivals including the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Mercedes AMG One.

This car, dubbed "T50", will be made in a batch of 100 units over a calendar year by Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA). It will be all-carbon rear wheel drive design, just under 4.4 meters long - slightly longer than the 1993 Mclaren F1 but shorter in length than a 911.

The T50 will be remarkably light at 980kg. This undercuts the Mclaren F1 by 120kg and beats the current supercars by 400kg to 600kg. It will be powered by a lightweight compact Cosworth 3.4 liter naturally aspirated v12 engine with highest maximum revolutions for any road engine - over 12000 rpm. The transmission will be classic six-speed manual built by Xtrac.

More info at Race Department.

2w ago by tyler
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FastestLaps  2w ago

Cash grab. Murray as car designer/engineer is over-hyped to death thanks to people like Jay Leno. And he knows it and wants to cash in on the hype.

McLaren F1 already had a successor - the McLaren P1. McLaren Speedtail won't be F1 successor, Senna is not F1 successor. Neither will be this Gordon Murray thing. End of story.

Hopefully, by 2022 this supercar bubble will be burst and I won't care if he doesn't sell a single car. These small supercar makers can only exist in Uber/Tesla like market conditions when money grows on trees and cars cost as much as small villages.

 

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tyler  2w ago

I'm far more interested in the T.43 if it's ever created. Murray says it's going to be priced around 40,000 British pounds, $53,000 U.S. which sounds like total bullshit.


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John Doe  4d ago

Yup, You can't beat the classic!
McLaren F1 is a unique car that made a history.
Not this show off thing.


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George of Damnbridge  4d ago @John Doe

You mean the one with Vanos by BMW ?