$3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

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    $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1 That Weighs Less Than An MX-5
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    BY MICHAEL GAUTHIER | POSTED ONAUGUST 4, 2020

    Gordon Murray is best-known for creating the McLaren F1 and now he’s following up with a spiritual successor of sorts known as the T.50.

    Designed to be the purest, lightest and most driver-centric supercar ever created, the T.50 improves on the McLaren F1 “in every conceivable way.”

    Of course, that’s a bit subjective as T.50 looks like the unholy love child of a McLaren and a Porsche 918 Spyder. That being said, the car does take the idea of the F1 into the modern era.
    Starting up front, there’s a wedge-shaped nose which features a pair of F1-inspired LED headlights. The model also has a rakish windscreen, dihedral doors and engine covers that open upwards. The design of the doors is echoed on the glass roof, but the most notable characteristic is the roof-mounted scoop which feeds air to the naturally-aspirated V12 engine.

    Elsewhere, we can see streamlined carbon fiber bodywork, a ventilated rear fascia and a large diffuser. The model also has 3D taillights and 19- / 20-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires.

    The latter are backed up by a high-performance braking system that features six-piston calipers which grab onto 14.6 inch (370 mm) carbon ceramic discs. Out back, there are four-piston calipers and 13.4 inch (340 mm) discs.
    As we have previously reported, the car is powered by a bespoke, 3.9-liter V12 engine that produces 654 hp (488 kW / 663 PS) and 344 lb-ft (467 Nm) of torque. It’s naturally-aspirated and built by Cosworth.

    The engine has been designed to be the “world’s highest revving, fastest responding, most power dense and lightest road-going V12.” It revs to 12,100 rpm and can go from idle to redline in just 0.3 seconds.

    The engine is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which has five close ratios geared for acceleration. There’s also a longer sixth ratio for cruising.

    Like everything else on the T.50, the gearbox has been designed to be extremely lightweight. As a result, it has an aluminium casing that is just 0.1 inch (2.4 mm) thick. This helps to enable the transmission to weigh just 177 lbs (80.5 kg).

    Unfortunately, the company didn’t reveal the car’s top speed or its 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time. However, Gordon Murray Automotive said they’re not “not chasing power or top speed figures.”







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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    Was just now reading that same article. In terms of purity...I like it but there is one thing that is bugging the eff out of me...that spare wheel looking thing on the back of it.
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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    That engine form Cosworth. First Aston Martin v12 and now this...and all naturally aspirated...nice




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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Was just now reading that same article. In terms of purity...I like it but there is one thing that is bugging the eff out of me...that spare wheel looking thing on the back of it.
    '
    You mean the rear fan?
    "What we do when the fan fires up, and we want more downforce at lower speeds, is we open the slots and spool the fan up to maximum, and we remove all the dirty air and the boundary layer, and that means that the air has to follow the surface. It's forced to follow the surface to fill the vacuum that was left there," Murray told Road & Track.

    This sophisticated active aero system operated in multiple modes. The most hardcore setting is Vmax Mode that puts the ducts and fan in a low-drag arrangement and uses the 48-volt integrated starter-generator to boost the engine output to 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts). There's also a high-downforce configuration when the driver wants to stick to the road.
    Similar solution was use long time ago on one F1 car...Brabham BT46B, IT was designed by Gordon Murray. It was banned after one race.
    And in Chaparral J2

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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Was just now reading that same article. In terms of purity...I like it but there is one thing that is bugging the eff out of me...that spare wheel looking thing on the back of it.
    That's the extractor fan for the ground-effect, like the Gordon Murray-designed Brabham BT46 F1 car

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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    He is trying to re live his finest days

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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    What a beauty.



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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    Quote Originally Posted by asrapid1 View Post
    What a beauty.

    ...
    Gorgeous...and stick shift! Now where did I put that $3m...

    Manual-swapped Ferraris go for significant premiums over automatics (there's an old thread about that), I wonder if the same company will swap in a manual for the new Vette:

    https://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/...9/#post7234299

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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    Quote Originally Posted by asrapid1 View Post
    '
    You mean the rear fan?


    Similar solution was use long time ago on one F1 car...Brabham BT46B, IT was designed by Gordon Murray. It was banned after one race.
    And in Chaparral J2
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    That's the extractor fan for the ground-effect, like the Gordon Murray-designed Brabham BT46 F1 car
    Thanks gents...didn't know that was a thing. Where I'm from down in the swamps, we put fans on the back of boats:



    Guess that's why i didn't get the significance and where I kinda drew the connection since we don't F1 much in the states. I try to get into F1 racing, but it comes on TV to damn early.
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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    That right side passenger position looks uncomfortable. I need to see better shots of that area where the seat and shifter come together.
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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    Quote Originally Posted by Mentat Bashar View Post
    That right side passenger position looks uncomfortable. I need to see better shots of that area where the seat and shifter come together.
    They should've put the stick in between the driver's knees like the control stick on a fighter jet...

    On second thought, that'll look hella awkward to any onlookers as you row through the gears.
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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    This is what is going to become of gasoline cars once everyone is riding in GM's autonomous Bots...

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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    I'll take a 500hp F-body over this detachable ***** any day.

    3.1 million dollars....GTFOOH!.

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    Re: $3.1M Gordon Murray T.50 Is A 21st Century McLaren F1

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Was just now reading that same article. In terms of purity...I like it but there is one thing that is bugging the eff out of me...that spare wheel looking thing on the back of it.
    That spare wheel thing would be ribbing for his pleasure.
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