These days, new hypercars are announced so frequently that it’s frankly become challenging to keep up with the latest crop of multi-million-dollar machines. However, of that ever-growing crowd, one contender stands out as what might be the last naturally-aspirated manual-equipped V12 hypercar ever.
It’s called the Gordon Murray T.50, and it has a starting price of around $3 million. As its name suggests, the T.50 was penned by legendary designer Gordon Murray, the man behind the legendary McLaren F1. In fact, the T.50 takes great inspiration from the F1, improving the elements that turned the 90s hypercar into a legend.
The T.50 has a central driving position for starters, flanked by two smaller chairs for passengers. At its core lives a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter V12 that revs past 12,000 rpm. In total, it develops 654 hp and 344 lb-ft of torque. All of that power goes to the rear wheels via a manual transmission. While these stats are impressive, perhaps the most shocking is its weight. That’s because the T.50 is supposed to come in just over 2,100 lb. For context, that’s less than a Mazda MX-5 Miata with over triple the power.
While we’ve heard its Cosworth-built engine howl during testing, the video above finally shows the car driving around on a track. With its incredible stats and intoxicating engine note, the T.50 certainly has the right bones to become a legend if it can deliver on its performance promises.
Source: Goodwood Road & Racing/YouTube