Thursday, June 6, 2019

Gordon Murray Is Making A Manual V12 McLaren F1 Successor

Weve said it before, and well tell it again: the petrol era of the motor car is completely going out next a bang. Amidst the rise of electrification theres a dizzying array of extra ICE sports cars on the way, and at the extra stop of the spectrum, more and more hyper-expensive, completely powerful hypercars are coming through the woodwork.

And the best one nevertheless has just been announced. It comes from Gordon Murray Automotive, and its called the T.50. expected by Murray to the thesame exacting engineering standards as the driver-focused McLaren F1, its completely much a successor to his three-seater supercar. Even next to to the layout: itll have a central driving point next two passenger seats set slightly extra back.

The more you log on of the press release, the bigger it gets. Lets kick off next the mid-mounted powerplant: its a Cosworth-developed, 3.9-litre naturally-aspirated V12 which produces 650bhp and revs to an obscene 12,100rpm. Thats a vanguard ceiling than the Aston Martin Valkyries 12-banger - another Cosworth design - and although its considerably less powerful, it wont have as much car to punt along - the carbon-tubbed T.50 is to weigh just 980kg.

That engine sends its facility to the rear wheels exclusively via a six-speed encyclopedia gearbox. Thats a huge clue as to this cars main focus. I have absolutely no incorporation in chasing archives for summit promptness or acceleration, Murray says, adding, Our focus is then again on delivering the purest, most rewarding driving experience of any supercar ever built  but, get off assured, it will be quick.

The T.50 will as well as feature ground effect aerodynamics, thanks to intelligent doling out of underbody airflow and ruddy good follower which literally sucks the car to the floor. Yep, Murray is resurrecting the controversial aero element of his Brabham BT46B Fan Car, a vehicle banned from F1 after just one race despite the team claiming at the era that the follower bit was just for cooling.

This tremendous list of ingredients every fits into a car thats just 4380mm long and 1850mm wide - virtually the thesame length as a Porsche 718 Cayman and and no-one else slightly wider. It is, inevitably, going to be completely costly - the pre-tax price is 2 million.

Gordon Murray Automotive will create 100, which we dont foresee visceral dreadfully difficult to shift. First deliveries will happen in 2022.
Gordon Murray to start McLaren F1 successor in 2022 ... powered by a titanium atmo V12 and use follower car technology to create downforce ... half century of building own-design cars, the extra hypercar is an all-carbonfibre, ... The transmission is a timeless six-speed stick-shift encyclopedia gearbox built by Xtrac.


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