There is something old school about the Gordon Murray T.50 hypercar, it’s both modern and of its time yet somehow looks familiar. If you have been living in a cave with no access to the digital world of late, let me inform you what all the fuss is about. The Gordon Murray T.50 hypercar is a high-performance sports car designed by… Gordon Murray, a former McLren F1 engineer/designer, who is best known for his work on the McLaren F1 supercar. Murray himself gave the T.50 final approval ahead of its limited production run. It was good to see the old master at work because there are very few Gordon Murrays in this world and we all get to be a fly on the wall and watch how he goes about his work. Which is pretty normal and down to earth.
The T.50 is powered by a naturally aspirated 3.9-liter V12 engine, which was designed in-house by Gordon Murray Automotive. The engine produces 654 horsepower and 344 lb-ft of torque, and is capable of revving up to 12,100 RPM, which is one of the highest rev limits of any road car. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, which is also designed by Gordon Murray Automotive.
One of the most unique features of the T.50 hypercar is its fan-assisted aerodynamics system, which uses a 400mm fan located at the rear of the car to generate downforce. The fan can be operated in several different modes, including a “streamline” mode that reduces drag and increases top speed, and a “brake” mode that generates additional downforce during braking.
The T.50 is also designed to be lightweight and nimble, with a total weight of just 2,173 pounds. The car features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, and many of the other components are also made from lightweight materials.
Only 100 units of the T.50 will be produced, making it a highly exclusive and sought-after vehicle among collectors and enthusiasts. The price of the T.50 is expected to be around $3 million USD.