Six months ago, Gordon Murray Automotive unveiled a new hypercar, to say the least, impressive with its huge 40 cm rear turbine! We thought that this crazy project would never see the light of day, but the T.50 has just completed its first laps on the Top Gear UK circuit.
It promises to be the worthy heir to the mythical McLaren F1 with its three-seater cockpit and its enormous V12 Cosworth 3.9 liters atmospheric 654 hp located in a central position and capable of turning at more than 12,000 rpm!
But for the moment, the Gordon Murray T.50 tested on the Top Gear track in Dunsfold in the UK remains a prototype. Called XP2, it is currently limited to 3,000 rpm, but the famous designer nevertheless seems very enthusiastic at the end of his few laps of the circuit.
A test at reduced speed
It was indeed Gordon Murray himself who took the helm of the XP2 prototype to carry out some mechanical tests.
“The XP2 prototype is currently spinning considerably below its 12,100 rpm limit, but the T.50 still turned out fantastic on my first try.
The car was responsive, nimble and rewarding to drive. It was a fantastic experience to be seated in the center of the car again with excellent all-round visibility. And I can see how much the owners will enjoy this experience. “
A turbine capable of turning at 7,000 rpm?
There is no doubt that future owners should indeed take pleasure in driving it. In any case, they will have the chance to ride aboard one of the most impressive supercars on the planet, with its rear turbine designed to reduce drag to optimize top speed, while providing maximum downforce if necessary. on the rear axle and thus allow ultra-fast cornering.
As a reminder, Gordon Murray Automotive plans to produce only 100 copies of its T.50 at a unit price of 3 million dollars. Production is expected to start by 2022.