This morning we warned you that something unprecedented was coming soon. After years in development, Gordon Murray’s T.50 is now a reality. Every part was scrutinized for weight, from the wrist pins to the pedals. With a curb weight of 2,173 lbs, it is powered by a bespoke Cosworth 3.9-liter V12. It is naturally aspirated and filled with titanium internals. This allows it to offer 344 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm and 654 horsepower at 11,500 rpm.
Integrating the starter with a 48-volt generator allows the massive electric fan to suck underbody air out between the taillights. Just like the McLaren F1 he designed in his youth, the driver sits center with a passenger on either side. A six-speed manual transmission was specially built to handle the 12,100 rpm redline. In a car this light, carbon fiber synchros and straight-cut gears will probably be mandatory. For years, other publications have told you the V12 and the manual transmission are dead. Mr. Murray refuses to adhere to bean counters, and that is why this masterpiece will make you fall in love with driving again. Only 100 customers will have the opportunity to spend $3,084,000 (before taxes). Stay with us for more updates on the T.50 and other news from Gordon Murray Automotive.