THE SON OF F1; ON THE ROAD.
Byline: with Colin Goodwin
Gordon Murray, the man behind the original 1993 McLaren F1 supercar, is going to produce a follow up that he says will be the lightest and most driverfocused supercar ever. They all say that but not everyone has Murray's track record. Literally.
Remember that not only has the F1 graced the garages of celebrated car enthusiasts such as Rowan Atkinson, Jay Leno and the late George Harrison, but it won Le Mans in 1995 at the first attempt.
Like the F1, the new T50 will be a three-seater with the driver sitting in a central position, and will have a 3.9-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine revving to 12,100rpm. The engine will be attached to a traditional manual gearbox but that's the only old-school part of the car.
Gordon Murray is also famous for his Formula One designs, in particular a Brabham which used a large fan to suck the car onto the track. The T50 will use a 400mm fan to do the same job. "There'll be no need for ugly wings, vents and bulges," says Murray.
Only 100 T50s will be built and they will be delivered in 2022.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jun 6, 2019|
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