Gordon Murray T.50 Will Get Even Lighter And More Powerful

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But you probably can't have one.

Gordon Murray, the man responsible for giving us the fantastic McLaren F1, recently revealed his latest creation from his own company, Gordon Murray Automotive. The sensational T.50 arrived sporting a a 654 horsepower V12, rear-wheel-drive, a manual transmission, and a three-seater layout like the original F1 and the McLaren Speedtail. Even with a price tag of $3.08 million, all 100 road-going copies sold out in less than 48 hours.

But if you couldn't nab one of the 100 street cars, GMA has some exciting news. The company just announced a racing variant, internally known as the the T.50s, which will be lighter and more powerful than the standard T.50 GMA posted just a single teaser of the car, which will receive a "historically-significant official name" during its full reveal later this year. Only 25 examples are slated for production, so you better act fast.

Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive

The road-going T.50 is already a featherlight car, weighing in at just 2,174 pounds. This T.50s model is lighter still, tipping the scales at only 1,962 pounds. There's more power on tap as well, with the Cosworth 3.9-liter V12 now cranking out 720 hp. "With no noise or emission legislation to contend with, we could unleash the full potential of the GMA V12 engine and its 12,100rpm. More than 50 components have been changed in the engine alone and the power can top 730 PS when factoring in the new ram-air induction system," says Murray.

In order to keep the T.50s stable, GMA added a new 1,758mm-wide delta wing, which works in concert with the car's most controversial styling and aero element, the rear-mounted fan. The race variant also gains a new front splitter, underbody aerofoil, and adjustable diffusers, all generating a total of 3,306 pounds of downforce, which is 170 percent of the car's weight.

Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive

The track variant ditches the road car's manual transmission in favor of a quicker selector gear-change system by Xtrac. Inside, the instrumentation, air-conditioning, infotainment, storage compartments, and carpets are all eliminated to save weight as well as one of the three seats. The car still retains its center-seat layout, though. Drivers control the car using an F1-inspired square steering wheel, but Murray has ditched all but the essential buttons for traction and launch control functions, the pit-lane intercom, and neutral select.

Pricing starts at $4.1 million and half of the 25 examples are already spoken for. The purchase price includes a 'Trackspeed' individualization package with set-up, training, racing and support.

"I'd like to organize a series of racing events as part of our Trackspeed package to ensure the T.50s is driven regularly by owners. There will be nothing like the experience of driving this car. And hearing it… well, that will be something else! I'd like each of the 25 cars to be completely unique from set-up to paint finish," says Murray.

Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive

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