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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The real Gordon Murray's T.50 supercar finally revealed

After working in about 18 months since the design was first revealed to the public. Recently on August 4, 2020, Gordon Murray Automotive launched the latest masterpiece named the GMA T.50, a supercar with a V12 engine, and has weighing less than 1,000 kg that is claimed as the to be much better than Gordon Murray's previous creation, the McLaren F1. 
GMA T.50 is said the ultimate analog supercar with weighing less than 1,000 kg recently debuted on August 4, 2020. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2PF1MXt)
As we all knew, Gordon Murray is a key figure who plays an important role in designing various well-known sports and racing cars, such as the Brabham BT46B which is known as the 'Controversial Fan Car', the McLaren MP4/4, the winner of 15 of the 16 races of the F1 Grand Prix of the 1988 season, up to the McLaren F1, the winner of the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours, and many others.
GMA T.50 supercar has a center-positioned driver seat with a dashboard full of buttons and a titanium pedal. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3kxagyi)
Not without reason, GMA T.50 weighs only 980 kg. Yes, that's very impressive for a V12 engined car that produces 654 hp and 467 Nm of torque. Incredible, where every 1 hp of generated-power can carry loads of up to 1.507 kg, aka the power ratio of more than 1: 1! If that's not enough, you can find other interesting details brought back such as the fan system adopted from the Brabham BT46B.
While the GMA T.50's passenger seats were slightly back on the right-left sides of the driver. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3kxagyi)
On the front, the GMA T.50 has a similarity in design to the McLaren F1. Starting from a very low front design with smooth curves, and there are air holes on the side. Then installed a large windshield with a rounded concept, the glass on the large gullwing door, and the clear panel on top gives the impression of relief. Also present are air holes that directly direct the wind to the V12 engine, and the rear panel that can be opened with the gullwing concept like a door also gives access to see the rear suspension and engine.
GMA T.50 supercar uses a 3,994 cc, V12 naturally aspirated Cosworth bespoke engine coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission Xtrac gearbox. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3kxagyi)
The ultimate analog supercar design is obsessed with super-light cars, so GMA applies the use of carbon fiber material for the chassis and body of the T.50 supercar. The maker claims that the monocoque chassis and exterior panels weigh less than 150 kg. In dimensions, the GMA T.50 also has a very compact size, with a length of 4,352 mm, which means this car is one inch shorter than the Porsche 718 Cayman.
GMA T.50 supercar uses a rear-mounted 40 cm sized fan which increases downforce by up to 50% in normal driving mode, and 100% in braking. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2DSesrD)
As mentioned above, one of the most interesting parts of the GMA T.50 is the 40 cm sized fan that is mounted behind the car body. The fan operates using a 48-volt electric motor with a maximum rotation of 7,000 rpm. The GMA T.50 rear fan increases downforce by up to 50% in normal driving mode, and 100% in braking. Not only downforce but this fan also serves to supply air for its rear-engine which ultimately increases the car's power up to 49 horsepower.
Gordon Murray Automotive will start producing its T.50 supercar in January 2022 and made it in limited numbers of only 100 units. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2PF1MXt)
Then what about the engine? The GMA T.50 uses a 3,994 cc, V12 Cosworth bespoke engine which can be driven up to 12,100 rpm with the weight only 177 kg. This Naturally Aspirated engine is then connected to a 6-speed manual transmission Xtrac gearbox to transmit the power to drive the rear wheels.
The interior also looks similar to the McLaren F1's cockpit, where the driver sits in the middle with two passenger seats slightly back on right-left sides of the driver with a dashboard full of buttons and a titanium pedal. Like a racing car, the manufacturer will design the GMA T.50 cabin according to the prospective buyer, where the position of the seat, steering wheel, and pedals are precisely adjusted according to the buyer's request.
It was also stated that Gordon Murray Automobile will start producing this T.50 supercar in January 2022 and made it in limited numbers of only 100 units, then for each unit will be sold at a price of around the US. $3.08 million (or equivalent to Rp.45 billion). Are You interested to have one of these supercars? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GORDON MURRAY AUTOMOTIVE | CARSCOOPS]
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