Today is one of those days as Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced the creation of their new $4.2 million T.50s supercar.
The GMA T.50s will put out 720 horsepower and thanks in part to its 69-inch delta wing mounted to the rear of the car which works in conjunction with a rear-mounted fan, will generate over 3,300 pounds of downforce – or around 170 percent of the car’s overall weight.
Top Gear reports…
We ask if the T.50s is Murray letting the T.50 supercar off the leash. “That’s exactly what it is. I’ve gone, ‘how wild can we go?’. This is not a tarted-up road car with a wing on the back. It’s a pretty serious machine.” Though, there’ll still be time for some fun. “I’d like every single car to be different,” says Murray. “Not just in spec and outrageous colour schemes to go with the outrageous body, but also giving personal attention to each driver.”
And thus, each T.50s customer will get a ‘Trackspeed’ pack that includes set-up, training, racing and support, with each car tailored exactly to the customer’s spec. “If they don’t want that much downforce, we can knock it off and adjust the aero balance. The idea is we have an ongoing relationship with each track or racecar owner. Up until we get a race series, we organise events and track days, and [customers of the T.50s] become sort of a ‘GTR family’.”
If all that isn’t enough to make you want one, Gordon Murray, the designer of Formula One race cars and the McLaren F1 road car, adds, “Designing the racing car’s aerodynamics has been extremely rewarding. My love for motorsport really fueled the development of this car. The aerodynamics are so effective that the T.50s would be capable of driving upside down, and could do so at as little as 175 mph.”
Only 25 of these track-only 1,962 pound sleds will be available for purchase. More than half of them have already been accounted for, and all that exists of the car is that drawing you see above.
“Prototyping starts next year, and the production runs straight after T.50, in the same facility,” Murray informed Top Gear. “So T.50 is 2022, and we’ll build these cars in the first quarter of 2023.”
The GMA T.50s supercar follows in the footsteps of the original Gordon Murray T.50, weighing in at a trim 2,173 pounds, boasted a 654 horsepower, naturally aspirated 3.994-liter Cosworth-GMA V12 went up for sale at a price of $3.08 million and was only available to 100 customers. It sold out within 48 hours of its global unveiling and won’t even be produced, as Murray mentioned, any earlier than January of 2022. Which is one of the reasons why there are now more million dollar supercars than cars under $20,000.
Take a look at some photos and another video of the street-legal Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 supercar below.