Gordon Murray Automotive has unveiled its T.50 supercar. Murray's design for T.50 was the 50th in a prestigious line of race and road cars he's penned over his illustrious 50-year career - both reasons combining to name the car T.50.
"With the design of our T.50 supercar, we are taking the same focused approach that was applied to the design of the McLaren F1," commented Murray. "Thanks to modern materials and 30 years of development, we have been able to deliver a far better all-round car in the T.50, while setting its weight at just 986kg, a full 150kg lighter than the F1."
The most dominant characteristics of the T.50 exterior design are its purity and balance, free from the wings, skirts and vents that adorn most modern-day supercars. The clean surfaces are enabled by the most advanced and effective aerodynamics ever seen on a road car, resulting in deliberately simple, beautiful lines and a timeless appearance.
The purity of the silhouette is broken dramatically when the pair of dihedral doors rise up and forwards, coming to rest high above the passenger cabin. Inside, the driver-centric approach is plain to see - from the central, jet fighter-like driving position, to the aerospace-grade primary and secondary controls arranged in an 'ergonomic bubble' around the driver.
At the heart of T.50 ethos is the ultimate, sensory-rich driving experience, which all starts with the central driving position. The 'jet-fighter' style seating position affords an unhindered view out of the cabin, offering the type of pure driving experience usually associated with a single-seater race car layout.
Inside the cabin, all of the T.50's ergonomically-placed analog controls are beautifully weighted. From communicative steering, which delivers pinpoint accuracy, to the weighting of the six-speed manual transmission and titanium throttle pedal, the engineering focus has always been on driving perfection.
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