Gordon Murray – the designer who brought us the almighty McLaren F1 – unveiled the initial sketch of his latest project a few months ago. Dubbed T.50 and to be produced under his own company Gordon Murray Automotive, the supercar shares the same three-seat layout as the McLaren F1 and has a unique fan system at the rear for improving aerodynamics. The automaker has just released the first official image of T.50, showing the rear of the car in detail.
The automaker collaborates with Racing Point Formula One Team for accessing motorsport expertise and their wind tunnel for the car’s development. With such clean lines on the T.50 body, the 400 mm ground-effect fan forming parts of the airflow management system easily get all the attention. Together with the underbody ducting, the fan forces air on the rear diffuser without the need for a ‘skirt’. The system doesn’t just boost downforce, but also helps to enhance engine cooling and maximising efficiency.
T.50 just weighs 980 km thanks to the carbon-fibre monocoque and body panels. Powering the car is the Cosworth-built naturally aspirated 4.0-litre V12, generating 650 hp and 450 Nm of torque through a six-speed manual to the rear wheels, and can rev up to 12,100 rpm max. T.50 features six aero modes, and the most extreme – Vmax Mode – can boost power to 700 hp. T.50 is priced at £2 million and the majority of the 100 examples have been allocated.