Gordan Murray's vision will soon be revealed.
2020 wasn't all bad for car lovers, as Gordon Murray Automotive revealed its new drool-worthy hypercar, the T.50. Like the original McLaren F1, which Gordon Murray also designed, the T.50 uses an old-school naturally aspirated V12 engine mated to a manual transmission. In this case, it's a 3.9-liter bespoke unit with an insane 12,100 rpm redline. This setup is completely unique in today's supercar market, especially when stacked up against modern supercars with turbochargers and hybridization like the new 2021 McLaren Artura.
The T.50 is already pretty lightweight and track-focused, but GMA announced that it would build a more powerful, track-focused variant, internally called the T.50s. The company put out a single teaser image several months ago, but we will finally see the finished product in only a few days.
GMA will reveal the T.50s on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 12:00 pm EST. The company says this new variant will arrive "with the mission to deliver an on-track experience like no other car in history." As a reminder, the road-going T.50 is already a featherweight at 2,174 pounds, but the T.50s will only weigh 1,962 pounds. It will also receive more power, with the high-revving V12 upped from 654 to 720 horsepower.
In the pursuit of track performance, the T.50s will drop the road car's six-speed manual transmission in favor of an Xtrac selector gear-change box. It will retain the center seat layout but ditch one of the road car's three seats for weight reduction. Inside, the T.50s should have a more minimal cabin, and on the outside, it will wear more aerodynamic elements, including a massive delta wing.
All 100 examples of the road-going T.50 sold out in just 48 hours, even with a $3.08 million price tag. GMA only plans to build 25 examples of the T.50s for $4.1 million each, and judging by how quickly the road cars sold out, we wouldn't be shocked if they are all already spoken for. All 25 vehicles will be bespoke, and GMA plans to offer a Trackspeed individualization package with driver training and track support.
We still don't know if T.50s will be the car's official designation, as Gordon Murray hinted that the car would receive a "historically-significant official name."