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Thursday, March 4, 2021

The special T.50 hypercar made by GMA to tribute the F1 legend's Niki Lauda

Although the production of the GMA T.50 standard version has not started yet, some time ago, Gordon Murray Automotive back shaked the world's automotive fans by launching the T.50 race track version named the GMA T.50s Niki Lauda, its name was inspired by the Formula 1 legend's Niki Lauda.
The special T.50s Niki Lauda race track hypercar made by GMA to tribute the F1 legend's Niki Lauda. (Picture from: CintaMobil)
For your information, Niki Lauda is an Austrian racer who is highly admired, respected and loved by the Formula One racing fans. He had competed in 171 races and won 25. In his career, Niki Lauda has also won F1 races in 1975, 1977 and 1984. Not only that, he is also known as the only racer who has managed to win the F1 world's championship with two different teams, namely Ferrari and McLaren.
The GMA T.50s Niki Lauda race track hypercar has a quite unique aerodynamic elements, such barge boards are designed to increase airflow to the side ducts, and store the oil cooling system for the engine and transmission(Picture from: CintaMobil)
Niki Lauda (February 22,
1949 – May 20, 2019).
(Picture
from:
Wikipedia)
After retiring, he had a chance to do business in the world of aviation by establishing the Lauda Air. He has also held several senior roles in Formula One management at several teams. Thanks to his cold hands, he managed to bring Mercedes to recruit Lewis Hamilton, a talented young racer who later became world champion in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. Niki Lauda died at the age of 70 in May20, 2019.

Such the standard version T.50 hypercar, the T.50s Niki Lauda has been designed and engineered without any compromised with more extreme specs. The 852 kg weighted race-track version hypercar is then supported by a Cosworth-engineered 3.9 liter V12 drivetrain which is also used on the standard T.50 but in a substantially redesigned version engine so capable of producing up to 725 horsepower.
The GMA T.50s Niki Lauda race track hypercar powered by a Cosworth-engineered 3.9 liter V12 drivetrain which is also used on the standard T.50 but in a substantially redesigned version engine. (Picture from: Id.Motor1)
In addition, the T.50s Niki Lauda is also supported by advanced aerodynamic features, such as a 400 mm sized fan mounted on the rear. The fan is said to generate up to 1,500 kg of downforce for optimal performance.
The GMA T.50s Niki Lauda race track hypercar has similar cabin layout to the McLaren P1, where the driver is positioned in the middle. (Picture from: Id.Motor1)
There's other aerodynamic elements are also attached to the front of the car, such barge boards are designed to increase airflow to the side ducts, and store the oil cooling system for the engine and transmission.
The GMA T.50s Niki Lauda race track hypercar supported by advanced aerodynamic features, such as a 400 mm sized fan mounted on the rear to generate up to 1,500 kg of downforce for optimal performance. (Picture from: CintaMobil)
Meanwhile there are splitters and dive planes attached that stand out enough to reflect the such design also had significant influences to the car's aerodynamics. At the same time, the purity of the shape of the T.50s is not suddenly lost, it remains elegant even though this hypercar was created with a special appearance only driving for the race track purposes.
The GMA T.50s Niki Lauda race track hypercar will only made in limited numbers of 25 units and sold for £3.1 million (Rp.61.4 billion) each, right after the standard version T.50 have been finished to be built. (Picture from: Id.Motor1)
"When we made the McLaren F1 GTR, it was developed from the F1 road car. From the beginning, the T.50s Niki Lauda, ​​was designed in parallel with the T.50. For the T.50, our target is clear, to make the best car for the road use. While for the T.50s Niki Lauda is just as clear, making it the best race track purposed car. In other words, we ask ourselves what is the coolest thing to drive on the track and create a track driving experience like no other car in history?" said the GMA's CEO, Professor Gordon Murray in his written statement.
Furthermore, Gordon Murray Automotive will only produce the T.50s Niki Lauda of 25 units and sell them for £3.1 million (Rp.61.4 billion) each. Its production will begin in the next two years or in January 2023, right after the production of 100 units of the T.50 standard version had been completed. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 ]
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