Tuesday 11th August 2020
Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page

 


Gordon Murray shows first pic of new supercar. Image by Gordon Murray Design.

Gordon Murray shows first pic of new supercar
T.50 gets Cosworth V12 and an active fan for maximum downforce.
<< earlier article     later article >>

 


News homepage

What's this, then?

This is arguably the most exciting new car of 2020. The Gordon Murray Design (GMD) T.50.

Fast, is it?

Well, we don't know yet but consider the pedigree - the last time Gordon Murray designed a road car, it was the McLaren F1 (he did do the Mercedes-McLaren SLR too, but that was more of a Mercedes project) and that was the fastest car in the world until Bugatti bludgeoned its way in.

What's this one going to be like?

Well, it will be light (just 980kg) and will have a Cosworth-built V12 engine that will rev to 12,000rpm and develop as much as 700hp. It'll have the same three-seat layout as the F1, with the driver in the centre. Crucially, it will - as we can see from this first photograph - have a fan at the back.

You mean someone who really loves comic books?

No, that's a fanboy. This is a fan, and just like Murray's legendary Brabham BT46 F1 car of 1978, it sucks air out from under the car to create maximum downforce. It can also adjust that downforce for when you want more comfort than speed, to help cool the engine and the brakes, or even to make the car more slippery through the air for maximum efficiency.

Murray has teamed up with the Racing Point F1 squad to use its rolling-road wind-tunnel to fine-tune the T.50's aerodynamics. The big tunnel means that a 40 per cent scale model can be used - much bigger and therefore more detailed than you'd fit in most other tunnels.

Team owner, Lawrence Stroll, said: "Working on the T.50 with Gordon Murray Automotive is an honour and a privilege for everyone at Racing Point. Our aerodynamicists will utilise our wind tunnel to harness the very latest Formula One expertise and experience for the T.50 project, ensuring Gordon's revolutionary fan concept delivers its full potential. I have admired the design and engineering skills of Gordon Murray since his earliest days in Formula One, so it is a personal pleasure to support this project, which truly rewrites the rulebook on aerodynamics."
Gordon Murray himself said: "Formula One remains a deep passion of mine, so partnering with Racing Point to develop the T.50 is hugely exciting. I've dreamt of delivering a road car with a ground-effect fan since I designed the Brabham BT46B F1 racing car in 1978. The system on the T.50 is much more sophisticated than the Brabham's and will benefit enormously from Racing Point's expertise and resources."

When can I have one?

Well, not till 2022 at the earliest, although Murray will reveal the car in full next May. Oh, and you'll need at least 2 million to snap up one of the 100 that will be built.



Neil Briscoe - 10 Dec 2019


2020 Gordon Murray T.50 first look. Image by Gordon Murray Design.2020 Gordon Murray T.50 first look. Image by Gordon Murray Design.2020 Gordon Murray T.50 first look. Image by Gordon Murray Design.  








    - Gordon Murray Design news
- T.50 images






New Porsche 911 Turbo revealed. Image by Porsche.
580hp for 911 Turbo
Coupe and Cabriolet versions for the new 580hp Porsche 911 Turbo.
 
Nissan's new all-electric Ariya. Image by Nissan.
New Nissan Ariya
Nissan Ariya electric coupe-crossover on sale next summer.
Extreme Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series debuts. Image by Mercedes-AMG.
GT goes Black Series
The Mercedes-AMG GT gets a mighty swansong with the new Black Series model.

 
 215 Racing
 9ff
 A. Kahn Design
 Abarth
 Abt
 AC Cars
 AC Schnitzer
 Acura
 Alfa Romeo
 Alpina
 Alpine
 Amari
 APS Sportec
 Arash
 Arden
 Ares
 Ariel
 Arrinera
 Artega
 Ascari
 Aston Martin
 Atalanta
 Atomik
 Audi
 Austin
 Auto Union
 Autodelta
 Autofarm
 Autosport
 Avatar
 Axon
 Aznom
 BAC
 BAIC
 Bentley
 Bertone
 Bloodhound
 Bluebird
 BMW
 Bosch
 Bowler
 Brabham
 Brabus
 Breckland
 Bridgestone
 Brilliance
 Bristol
 Bugatti
 Buick
 Burton
 BYD
 Cadillac
 Callaway
 Caparo
 Capstone
 Carlsson
 Caterham
 CCG
 Chang'an
 Changfeng
 Chevrolet
 Chevron
 Chongfeng
 Chrysler
 Citroen
 Climax
 Connaught
 Cooper Tires
 Corvette
 Cummins
 Cupra
 Dacia
 Daewoo
 Daihatsu
 Daimler
 Dartz
 Datsun
 David Brown
 David Brown Automotive
 DDR
 De Tomaso
 Delta
 Detroit Electric
 Devon
 Dodge
 Donkervoort
 Drayson
 DS
 Eagle
 Eagle E-type
 EDAG
 edo competition
 Eterniti
 Evisol
 Exagon
 FAB Design

 
 Factory Five
 Faralli & Mazzanti
 Fenix
 Fenomenon
 Ferrari
 Fiat
 Fisker
 Ford
 G-Power
 Geely
 Gemballa
 General Motors
 Ginetta
 Giugiaro
 Glickenhaus
 GMC
 Goodwood
 Google
 Gordon Murray
 Gordon Murray Design
 Gray Design
 Great Wall
 GTA
 GTM
 Gumpert
 Hamann
 Hartge
 HBH
 Heffner Performance
 Hennessey
 HERE
 Holden
 Honda
 Hulme
 Hummer
 Hyundai
 I.D.E.A
 Icona
 IFR
 Infiniti
 Ionity
 Isis
 JAC
 Jaguar
 Jeep
 Jensen
 Jetstream
 JJAD
 Joss Developments
 Kahn
 Kamala
 Keating
 Kia
 Koenigsegg
 KTM
 Kumho
 Lada
 Lagonda
 Lamborghini
 Lancia
 Land Rover
 Lexus
 Liberty
 Lightning
 Lincoln
 Lister
 Loma Performance
 Lorinser
 Lotus
 LupiniPower
 Luxgen
 Mahindra
 Mansory
 Maserati
 Mastretta
 Maybach
 Mazda
 McLaren
 Mercedes
 Mercedes-AMG
 Mercedes-Benz
 Mercedes-Maybach
 Mercury
 Metrocab
 MG
 Michelin
 MINI
 Mitsubishi
 MMI
 Monte Carlo
 Mopar
 Morgan
 Mosler
 MTM
 NAC MG
 Nissan

 
 NLV
 Noble
 Novitec
 Opel
 Overfinch
 Pagani
 Perodua
 Peugeot
 Piaggio
 Pininfarina
 Polestar
 Pontiac
 Porsche
 Preview
 Prodrive
 Project Runningblade
 Project Velocity
 Proton
 Protoscar
 Qoros
 Radical
 Red Bull
 Renault
 Reva
 Rimac
 Rinspeed
 RoadRazer
 Rolls-Royce
 Ronn Motor Company
 Rover
 RUF
 Saab
 SAIC
 Saleen
 Saturn
 Scagliarini
 SCG
 Scion
 SDR Sportscars
 SEAT
 Sin
 Singer
 Skoda
 Smart
 Soleil
 Spada
 speedArt
 Sportec
 Spyker
 SRT
 Ssangyong
 SSC
 Startech
 STaSIS
 Subaru
 Suzuki
 Suzusho
 TAD
 Tamiya
 Tata
 Techart
 Tesla
 THINK
 Thunder Power
 Tojeiro
 Tommy Kaira
 TomTom
 Toray
 Toyota
 Trabant
 TranStar
 Trident
 Tushek
 TVR
 UKCOTY
 Vanda Electrics
 Vauxhall
 Velozzi
 Vencer
 Venturi
 Veritas
 Vizualtech
 VL Automotive
 Volkswagen
 Volvo
 VUHL
 Webasto
 Westfield
 Wiesmann
 Xenatec
 Yamaha
 Zagato
 Zarooq
 Zenos
 Zenvo



 
 






External links:   | Irish Car Market News |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Copyright 1999-2020 ©