The new T.50 ‘rewrites the supercar rule book’

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Gordon Murray Automotive says it has rewritten the supercar rule book with the unveiling of the T.50, which was designed, “to be the purest, lightest, most driver-centric supercar ever.”

“Improving on his acclaimed McLaren F1 in ‘every conceivable way,’ Professor Gordon Murray CBE is leading the team that will begin building customer versions of the 986kg supercar in January 2022,” according to the company’s news release. Only 100 examples of the car will be built, the company added.

Image Credit: Gordon Murray Associates photos.

It definitely comes at a price, however

The new T.50 'rewrites the supercar rule book'

“Justifying its £2.36m (almost $3.4 million) price tag, the T.50 promises to deliver an unsurpassed driving experience.”

Image Credit: Gordon Murray Associates photos.

Buyers will get an up-close and personal buying experience

The new T.50 'rewrites the supercar rule book'

Part of that experience will be a meeting between each customer and Murray to discuss personalized aspects of each T.50, including steering wheel and pedal-fitting.

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Take a look at some of these wild specs

The new T.50 'rewrites the supercar rule book'

Providing the “unsurpassed” driving experience for T.50 owners is a bespoke 663 horsepower 3.9-liter V12 engine developed by Murray Automotive and Cosworth. The Cosworth GMA engine turns to 12,100 rpm and is linked to a 6-speed manual transmission. 

The car also has “advanced and effective aerodynamics” and a rear-mounted fan that is designed to create downforce and to enhance the car’s dynamic capabilities. The car has six “aero modes” which are “enabled through active and interactive fan-assisted aerodynamics” and are designed to “enhance rather than numb the drive experience.”

Image Credit: Gordon Murray Associates photos.

Murray says producing this car will be his proudest moment

The new T.50 'rewrites the supercar rule book'

As in Murray’s acclaimed McLaren F1, the driver sits in a central position in the T.50, which gets its number designation in celebration of Murray’s 50th anniversary in automotive engineering and design.

“Just 100 customers will share my vision, a car created to improve on the F1 formula in every conceivable way,” Murray is quoted in the company’s announcement. 

“With 30 years of technological and systems advancement, now, the time is right to design the greatest analogue driver’s car. I believe no other company could deliver what we will bring to market in 2022, producing this British supercar will be my proudest moment.”

Image Credit: Gordon Murray Associates photos .

Here, have some more pictures of the T.50

The new T.50 'rewrites the supercar rule book'

Image Credit: Gordon Murray Associates photos.

A closeup of the aero fan

The new T.50 'rewrites the supercar rule book'

Image Credit: Gordon Murray Associates photos.

A shot of the gear shifter

The new T.50 'rewrites the supercar rule book'

Image Credit: Gordon Murray Associates photos.

The cockpit

The new T.50 'rewrites the supercar rule book'

This interior shot highlights just how thin the driver’s seat is.

This article originally appeared on Journal.ClassicCars.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

Image Credit: Gordon Murray Associates photos.

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