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Gordon Murray joins hands with Racing Point for aero work on T.50 supercar

The designer aims to utilise the team's wind tunnel to perfect the car's aerodynamics.

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Gordon Murray Automotive has partnered with Racing Point F1 Team to get the perfect aerodynamics for its T.50 supercar.

Legendary car designer Murrary is working on T.50 supercar and to further develop and test the aerodynamics of the car, Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has partnered with Racing Point F1 Team to utilise the outfit's wind tunnel at their Silverstone HQ.

GMA will also use the knowledge of the experienced engineers at Racing Point as they released the car's first official image ahead of May 2020 release. The partnership will see the T.50 move from software-based aerodynamic testing to physical testing.

It will allow them to test at least 40% scale model at Racing Point's wind tunnel. Racing Point Team owner, Lawrence Stroll, said: "Working on the T.50 with Gordon Murray Automotive is an honour and a privilege for everyone at Racing Point.

"Our aerodynamicists will utilise our wind tunnel to harness the very latest F1 expertise and experience for the T.50 project, ensuring Gordon’s revolutionary fan concept delivers its full potential. I have admired the design and engineering skills of Gordon Murray since his earliest days in F1.

"So it is a personal pleasure to support this project, which truly rewrites the rulebook on aerodynamics." Meanwhile, Professor Gordon Murray CBE, added:"F1 remains a deep passion of mine, so partnering with Racing Point to develop the T.50 is hugely exciting.

"I’ve dreamt of delivering a road car with a ground-effect fan since I designed the Brabham BT46B F1 racing car in 1978. The system on the T.50 is much more sophisticated than the Brabham’s and will benefit enormously from Racing Point’s expertise and resources."

Gordon Murray Automotive – T.50 – Technical specification

Configuration

Supercar with GT capability

Coupé – central driving position

Dimensions

Length: 4,349 mm

Width: 1,850 mm

Height: 1,152 mm

Wheelbase: 2,700 mm

Front track: 1,586 mm

Rear track: 1,525 mm

Weight: 980 kg

Chassis / Body

Full carbon fibre pre-preg monocoque, carbon fibre body

Engine

Type / number: Cosworth GMA

Configuration: V12 semi-structural

V. angle: 65°

Displacement: 3,994 cc

Valve train: Double overhead camshafts / variable valve timing / 4 valves per cylinder

Lubrication system: Dry sump

Maximum power: 650 hp

Maximum torque: 450 Nm

Maximum rpm: 12,100 rpm

Starter: 48-volt integrated starter

Alternator: 48-volt ISG (integrated starter-generator)

Transmission

Configuration: Transverse all synchro constant mesh

Speeds: 6 forward and reverse

Gear selection: Manual with reverse lockout

Suspension

Front: Double wishbone with anti-roll bar

Rear: Double wishbone – included axis GSP system

Steering

TypeRack and pinion with LSPA

Aerodynamics

Full ground-effect with fan-assisted boundary-layer control

6 aero modes

[Image courtesy: Gordon Murray Design] [Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]

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