Gordon Murray became famous for the McLaren F1 of 1993 , and for some of Formula 1’s most innovative and successful of their age. Now the designer is back to work, it seems that his next creation will not disappoint. The project is for a hypercar named T. 50, that will be produced in one hundred pieces by 2022. The price will be in line with that of the competition, £ 2 million more in taxes. Still missing quite a bit then, before arrival on the road, but thanks to these designs it is possible to discern the layout of the mechanics and concepts aerodinamci.
Everything is on maximum lightness thanks to the carbon fiber for chassis and bodywork. The weight announced is incredible, just 980 kg. Part of the result is given by the very compact size, given that Murray T. 50 is long 438 cm 185 cm in width. The attention to detail makes all the difference to cut pounds and for this no shortage of the forged wheels and brakes, composite material, and the bells of the brakes in aluminum.
Philosophy old school to the T. 50, which includes the addition of one or more electric motors, gasoline (petrol for some powers to four digits. At the rear, in a central position, there will be a V12 naturally aspirated 4.0 L, capable of delivering 660 HP, lighter than the turbocharged engines of the modern hypercar, but above all able to go to the 12,100 rpm. The engineer is convinced that at the moment there are other cars capable of reaching the red zones and so high. Among other things, it will require the utmost skill on the part of the pilot, and saw that the whole thing will be orchestrated by a 6-speed manual transmission.
A key role will play the aerodynamics, which provides solutions without ailerons. Like the BT46B of 78, there will be a rear fan to create an air depression and “suck” the car to the ground. Unlike cars the fan is not powered mechanically, but electrically by an electric 48 volt. From the McLaren F1 comes the solution to the cockpit with three seats staggered, where the driver is at the center in the most advanced position.