Gordon Murray T.50 Prototype 2020

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  1. Cristobal1234

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    [​IMG] Gordon Murray T.50 '20 [​IMG]

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    The Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 is finally here, and the famed automotive engineer's latest creation is quite a machine. It weighs a mere 2,174 pounds (986 kilograms) while packing a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V12 making 654 horsepower (488 kilowatts) and 344 pound-feet (467 Newton-meters) of torque. As if these numbers aren't impressive enough, there's a fan at the back sucking the vehicle to the road.

    From the front, it's hard not to see the resemblance to the McLaren F1 – another Gordon Murray project. Both models share a low-slung nose with smooth styling and narrow inlets in the corners. An expansive, rounded windshield, large windows in the doors, and clear panels in the roof create an airy greenhouse. A subtle scoop in the roof directs air to the V12, and the clear portions of the gullwing-opening rear panel offer just a peek at the inboard suspension.

    Both the chassis and body are carbon fiber, and the components are incredibly lightweight. Gordon Murray Automotive claims the monocoque and exterior panels weigh less than 331 pounds (150 kilograms.

    The 15.75-inch (400-millimeter) rear-mounted fan is among the T.50's most fascinating features. The piece spins at up to 7,000 rpm and runs on a 48-volt electric motor. It works with the active rear spoilers and diffusers to increase downforce by 50 percent in normal driving or by 100 percent in its Braking mode. The system also functions as ram-air induction for the engine to increase the powerplant's output by around 49 hp (37 kW).

    It's worth noting T.50's performance and tech comes in a compact footprint. At 171.34 inches (4,352 millimeters) long, the vehicle is just over an inch shorter than a Porsche 718 Cayman at 172.4 inches (4,379 millimeters). As a further comparison, a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is 182.3 inches (4,630 millimeters) long.

    The engine is a bespoke unit from Cosworth and Gordon Murray Automotive and has a redline of 12,100 revs. At 392 pounds, the company claims that this is the lightest road-going V12 ever. The powerplant displaces 3,994 cubic centimeters, although in the announcement the automaker refers to it as a 3.9-liter mill.

    the engine runs through a six-speed manual gearbox. During development, the company paid special attention to making sure it had ideally light and crisp feeling when snicking the gearshift through the cogs.

    The cabin also evokes the F1 by having the driver sit in the center and the two occupants flanking the pilot. The important controls are on pods on each side of the steering wheel. The titanium pedals

    For the perfect fit, each buyer gets to meet with Gordon Murray Automotive to have the position for the seat, steering wheel, and pedals tailored to the person wants.

    Gordon Murray Automotive plans to make just 100 units of the T.50, and the company is charging £2.36 million before taxes ($3.08 million at current exchange rates) for them. Production of the T.50 starts in January 2022. The first deliveries will happen later that year.

    https://www.motor1.com/news/437374/gordon-murray-automotive-t50-debut/

    SPECIFICATIONS

    OVERVIEW
    • Manufacturer: Gordon Murray Automotive
    • Country: United Kingdom
    • Year: 2020
    • Type: Street car
    • Division: Gr.X

    ENGINE
    • Engine: Cosworth GMA 65º V12
    • Power: 654 HP / 11500 rpm
    • Torque: 467 Nm / 9000 rpm
    • Engine location: Mid
    • Displacement: 3994 cc
    • Construction: Aluminium alloy block and head
    • Valvetrain: 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
    • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated

    PERFORMANCE
    • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Time: Unknown
    • Top Speed: Unknown
    • Power-to-weight ratio: 0.66 hp/kg

    DRIVETRAIN
    • Drive: Rear wheel drive
    • Body: Carbon-fibre composite
    • Chassis: Carbon-fibre monocoque with semi-stressed engine
    • Gearbox: XTrac 6 speed Manual
    • Steering: Rack-and-pinion

    SUSPENSION
    • Suspension: Double wishbones, rod actuated rising rate springs and dampers, anti-roll bar

    BRAKES
    • Brakes: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, ABS

    DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
    • Lenght: 4352 mm
    • Width: 1850 mm
    • Height: 1164 mm
    • Weight: 986 kg​

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  2. karelpipa

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    The McLaren F1 was to be the cover car in the Gran Turismo 2, but it ended being only on the US cover. Why would not make this beast as a cover car for GT7? :)
     
  3. JKgo

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    ...Voted, but I'm not entirely sure about how this car looks. If you saw the walkaround video Top Gear did on this car, then you probably noticed that Gordon Murray seems to have a dislike of sorts towards the current trend of supercars/hypercars being too dramatic.

    He said he wanted to design something that wouldn't age quickly, but I think he made a mistake with this car by making it too conservative in its overall styling.

    Also, the specs seemed to be slightly inconsistent from website to website. Some claim the car has a 3.9 litre V12 with 660+ hp, while some say 650. The "Motor1" the OP quotes from says it's a 4 litre while acknowledging the inconsistency.
     
  4. karelpipa

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    I agree with Gordon Murray with his dislike on current hypercars. This will look good in any era.
     
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  6. Famine

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    That's worse. We haven't travelled forward in time 18 months.

    We've discussed this before. The car you are suggesting is not a production car, and the thread should be titled to reflect this.
     
  7. iMatazzie

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    With the 660 and 650HP thing its publishers messing up imperial horsepower (HP) and metric horsepower (PS). The official stats are 660 metric horsepower, or 654 imperial ponies. Hope that helps
     
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    Your conversion is off: 660PS would be 651hp.

    Fortunately Murray gives us the right numbers, presumably because he's an engineer (and also because all cars in the EU are required, by law, to have their peak power rating displayed in kilowatts, with any other measurement as supplemental information only). 488kW is 654hp, which would be 663PS in the fake made-up total nonsense measuring system of hate.
     
  9. iMatazzie

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    rightio then...
     
  10. Cristobal1234

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    I added the specs. The car would be Gr.X because it has a ground effect fan.