Listen To The Glorious Sound Of A V12 Revving To 12,100 RPM

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Gordon Murray's T.50 is going to sound spectacular.

Whenever you hear the name Gordon Murray, you know something amazing is about to happen. Murray, the designer of the legendary McLaren F1, has been hard at work on his T.50 Supercar, which is promised to be one of the most driver-focused cars ever produced. The car boasts some staggering figures, such as a curb weight of only 2,174 pounds, a price tag of over $3 million, and most importantly a 3.9-liter V12 that can rev to an insane 12,100 rpm. That's high enough to make even the Lamborghini Aventador hide its head in shame. In the following video, we get to hear this magnificent engine revving all the way to its redline, and it's glorious.

Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive

Set up in a high-tech engine testing room at the Cosworth headquarters, the Cossie GMA V12 engine looks like something that belongs in a racecar. The engine is fired up at 1,500 rpm and is kept there until things have sufficiently warmed up. After that, things start getting hairy. The unmistakable howl of 12 cylinders fills the engine dyno room, which can only be described as art. At 4,500 rpm the engine's already loud, and by 6,000 rpm it sounds better than any modern V12 Ferrari or Lambo.

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With around 654 horsepower and 344 lb-ft of torque this V12 engine doesn't make close to what most other supercars are producing these days, but rather has been tuned for sharp response and on-track performance; exactly the same combination that made the original McLaren F1 so great.

The Cosworth team have a full-speed lap simulation of Le Mans that they promise brings out the best in this engine, and as the revs climb, so does our heart rate. There's no real point in saying anything else. Go watch the video and experience it for yourself.

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Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive

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