He would have been 72 years old today, so it was fitting to watch the 2021 T.50s Niki Lauda be unveiled by Gordon Murray. The genius behind the McLaren F1 was also a teammate to Lauda when they both raced for Brabham. As a fitting tribute to the 3-time F1 champion, this track machine is a hardcore version of their street-legal T.50.
Cosworth has supplied a V12 that delivers 725 horsepower while revving to nearly 13,000 rpm. The car only weighs 1,878 lbs because hundreds of parts were switched from metal to composite. Mr. Murray also took a page out of his Brabham playbook by mounting a 15.7″ fan under the car. With 3,300 lbs of downforce, you can attack each corner at wide-open throttle. Only 25 examples will be built with prices starting at $4.37 million (before taxes). While you are awaiting your order, we have hundreds of used McLaren for sale, so stay with us for all your Gordon Murray news.
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