McLaren F1 Designer's New Supercar Sounds Incredible

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Listen to the T.50 supercar rev all the way to 12,100 rpm.

Gordon Murray is best known for designing the iconic McLaren F1. This year, his new company Gordon Murray Automotive will unveil a new analog hypercar that will essentially be the McLaren F1's spiritual successor. It's called the T.50, and in the company's own words it will be "the purest, lightest, most driver-focused supercar ever."

Gordon Murray Automotive isn't ready to present the T.50 just yet, but a new short but sweet video treats our ears to the supercar's V12 naturally aspirated 3.9-liter Cosworth engine undergoing engine revving and emissions testing. You might want to turn your speakers up because we get to hear the V12 unit scream all the way up to 12,100 rpm. That makes it the highest-revving naturally-aspirated V12 ever fitted to a production car.

Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive
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The T.50's naturally-aspirated 3.9-liter V12 produces 650 horsepower, while a 48-volt integrated starter-generator to boost the output to 700 horsepower in VMAX mode, which is one of six available aero modes. All that power will be sent to the rear wheels through an old-school six-speed manual transmission.

Weighing only 2,160 pounds, the T.50 will "deliver the purest, most driver-focused performance and dynamics of any road car". Unlike the McLaren P1, the T.50 will feature a three-seat layout that places the driver in a central 'jet-fighter-style' driving position as a homage to the McLaren F1.

Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive

Gordon Murray has even teamed up with the Racing Point Formula One team (formerly known as Force India) to optimize the T.50's aerodynamics. Production of the T.50 will be limited to 100 examples, each costing an eye-watering £2 million ($2.6 million USD).

If you're hoping to secure an order, you need to act fast because the majority of the production run has already been allocated to lucky enthusiasts. The official debut is expected to happen in May before customer deliveries begin in January 2022. From what we know so far, the T.50 has the potential to be the ultimate driver-focused supercar.

Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive

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