Track-Only Gordon Murray T.50 Gains More Power And Wears Massive Wing
There will be just 25 of them, and they’ll each cost $4.1 million.
The Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 will get a track-only variant with more power and a lot more downforce than the already impressive road-going supercar. The company will make just 25 of them and will sell them for £3.1 million before taxes ($4.1 million at current exchange rates). Although, more than half of those units already have a buyer.
Gordon Murray Automotive currently refers to the track-spec model as the T.50s, but the company says a “historically-significant official name will be announced later this year at its global reveal.”
Gallery: Gordon Murray Automotive T.50
The T.50s retains the road car’s naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V12 but pushes the output beyond 720 horsepower (537 kilowatts), rather than the standard version’s 654 hp (488 kW). “With no noise or emission legislation to contend with, we could unleash the full potential of the GMA V12 engine and its 12,100 rpm,” Gordon Murray said about the new model.
Instead of the road car’s six-speed manual, the T.50s uses a paddle-shifted six-speed gearbox.
The T.50s receives an overhauled body that produces as much as 3,307 pounds (1,500 kilograms) of downforce for sticking to the track. The most notable changes are a 69.21-inch (1,758-millimeter) wide wing on the rear deck and a fin that runs from the top of the roof to the back of the vehicle.
A roof-mounted scoop rises high enough to be above the boundary layer of air. It creates a ram-air effect that provides around 30 hp (22 kW) of the engine’s increased output.
Inside, Gordon Murray Automotive strips the interior down to the bare essentials. The driver is still in a central position and sits in a carbon fiber racing seat with a six-point harness. The rectangular steering wheel has buttons for the traction control, launch control, pit-lane intercome, and for selecting neutral. There’s now only a single passenger seat that’s to the left of the pilot.
According to Gordon Murray Automotive, all 100 units of the road-spec T.50 sold out in 48 hours. The supercar carries an asking price of £2.36 million ($3.1 million), and production starts in January 2022.
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