The T.50 supercar is only the beginning.
The Gordon Murray Group has previously hinted that the new T.50 supercar could soon be joined by additional, though less powerful models. To make that happen, expansion is required, which is why GMG has officially announced plans for a new global headquarters to be built in Windlesham, Surrey on a 54-acre site.
Upon completion, the 130,000 square foot complex will include three buildings. The first phase of construction will include a manufacturing center, customer sales, and the Gordon Murray Group heritage collection. The entire project, budgeted at £50 million ($65.8 million), is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024. Over 100 new jobs will be created over the next three years as a result.
"This new technology campus and global headquarters is a major investment and a huge step forward for the Gordon Murray Group, as we gather momentum for the next phase of our business and our brands, spearheaded by the all-new T.50 supercar," said Murray himself. The new facility will include a "revolutionary layout in the design and prototyping area of the main engineering facility."
Another interesting decision is for it to have individual build bays for prototypes directly adjacent to the design team, thus allowing for better communication with the engineering crew. A full-time R&D building will also be tasked with pursuing numerous engineering projects and materials research.
The T.50, a 720-horsepower supercar that weighs less than 2,000 pounds, is considered to be the true successor to the iconic McLaren F1, rather than the McLaren Speedtail. T.50 construction, however, will remain at the company's existing Dunsfold Park site.
Looking further ahead, the company has plans to build additional sports cars, though they're not expected to be as hardcore as the T.50. Think of the T.50 as a halo model with just 100 examples planned at a price of over $3 million each. Murray previously hinted he's considering a less extreme and more conventional sports car. This newly announced headquarters is where these upcoming new vehicles will be born.