The McLaren Senna GTR is about to get some serious competition.
We've known for some time now that Gordon Murray, the famous automotive designer who penned the iconic McLaren F1, is building a new driver-focused supercar that will be launched by his new company Gordon Murray Automotive. It's called the T.50, and according to Murray, it will be "the purest, lightest, most driver-focused supercar ever." While the T.50 will be road legal, The Supercar Blog claims that a track-only version is also being developed to rival the McLaren Senna GTR.
Sources have revealed that the track-only version will be called the T50S Track Speed and will boast aerodynamics optimized for the race track, so expect it to look even more aggressive than its road car counterpart. Whereas the road-going T.50 will be limited to 100 units, only 25 examples of the track-only version are allegedly being built.
Gordon Murray has also provided plenty of technical details about the T.50 to get us excited. Like the McLaren F1, the T.50 will have a central driver's position. Power will be provided by a Cosworth-developed, naturally aspirated 3.9-liter V12 producing 650 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque that redlines to 12,100 rpm.
All that power will be sent through an old-school six-speed manual gearbox. Since it will only weigh 2,160 pounds, the T.50's power-to-weight ratio will be "unmatched." The track car, on the other hand, will reportedly have more than 700 horsepower on tap and weigh less than 1,984 pounds, but it won't have a manual transmission since it will be designed to set fast lap times.
There's no word yet when the T.50 Track Speed will enter production or go on sale, but the regular version is expected to arrive in 2022. The T50 hypercar is expected to be priced at £2.36 million ($3.14 million), while the track-only version will be offered for £2.50 million ($3.19 million) excluding taxes.