The designer of the world’s greatest supercar has unveiled a follow-up act intended to bring the McLaren F1 into the 21st century.
Gordon Murray, architect of the record-setting McLaren F1 and designer of Grand Prix machines driven by the likes of Ayrton Senna, says the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 is engineered to be the most driver-centric supercar ever built.
Like McLaren’s original road car, it features a central driving position, six-speed manual transmission, howling V12 engine and an uncompromising approach to weight reduction.
The T.50 weighs just 986 kilograms – about 600 kilos less than Ferrari’s range-topping SF90 hybrid. Its 3.9-litre V12 makes 487kW without the aid of turbochargers, revving higher than any production car offered to the public. The engine responds faster than any other car, picking up revs at a staggering rate of 28,400 revs per second, reaching redline from idle in just 0.3 seconds.
A close-ratio manual