Gordon Murray's T.50 hypercar could be the most ludicrous road car to date
Hold your heart. This is some really nerve tingling news. The details and the first image of the Gordon Murray's T.50 hypercar are here.
The image of the rear three-quarter is showing us that the car is going to be aerodynamic and elegant. It will possibly be the most exciting road car to date. The T.50 will feature six, yes six different aero modes.
If you thought that the aerodynamic details of the car were mind-blowing, the technical specs will blow you out. The 4-litre V12 will be developed by Cosworth. There will be no turbos or superchargers - just the sound of the 12,000 rpm engine that will develop aroung 650bhp. There will also be electrical assistance which means that the T.50 could produce 700bhp.
The six-speed gearbox and the three seat layout that was adopted by Gordon Murray is present here as well. The driver will sit in the center. The car will weigh 980Kg.
Now back to the aero. The aero is an evolution of the legendary aerodynamics in the Braham BT46B F1 Racer, which was introduced by Murray himself
The main ground breaking feature of the car is the 400mm ground-effect fan that makes the T.50 absolutely ludicrous.
Now, let's talk about those six different aero modes. ‘Auto Mode’ is the T.50’s default – where everything is on. ‘Test Mode’, allows all of the aero systems to show themselves off with the car at a standstill. The most extreme mode is the 'Vmax Mode' that combines motorsport slipstream technology with extra power from a 48-volt integrated starter-generator.
The T.50 will dance as it will be rear wheel drive 'only'. Murray has described this car as the successor to the ludicrous McLaren F1 which was designed by himself. Murray is right, all that pioneering aerodynamics coupled with that glorious engine will give us a car that is not even imagined in a petrolhead's wildest dreams.
Only 100 will be built and there will be 25 track editions. The T.50 will be an out-of-this world machine when it will be revealed in May 2020. Excited?