World-renowned F1 Designer Gordon Murray Debuts Self-Branded Supercar

The genius behind the iconic McLaren F1, Gordon Murray, has announced his upcoming supercar under the product model T.50. His illustrious career of almost 50 years has produced 85 supercars for car manufacturers ranging from Mercedes-Benz, Brabham, and the McLaren Group.

The South African-British supercar designer’s self-named car, the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50, costs a cool USD 3 million. Murray states that his latest design fares better than the F1. In an interview with Bloomberg, he shares, “We are in the perfect position of knowing what makes the F1 driving experience so good and what makes it bad, actually, because there are a few things wrong with the F1. So this is better in every way because of modern technology and materials.”

The T.50 is a three-seater coupe that is designed for everyday use as its maker claims. It features dihedral doors with interiors crafted from solid aluminum. Worth-noting is its accelerator pedal fashioned from titanium–stamping its mark of premium luxury for the designer’s first self-branded car.

Its overall interface veers away from the usual touchscreen or stalk control systems found in the F8 Spider and other Ferrari automobiles. The indicators could now be operated via thumb-buttons on the steering wheel’s horizontal spokes.

The modified supercar is powered by a bespoke 3.9 liter- 663PS V12 engine said to rev up to a staggering 12,100 RPM. It also highlights state-of-the-art and unparalleled aerodynamics built on a road car accompanied by a 400mm rear-mounted fan.

The 74-year-old car designer is revered as a god by aficionados and automotive moguls from around the world. He says that he has personally met with all of his clientele hailing from Japan, Europe, the UK, the US, and the Middle East.

Gordon Murray and his team has stated that his self-titled hypercar will start production at the beginning of 2022 as they open up for reservations online.

Photos: Gordon Murray Automotive

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