Gordon Murray Automotive created the T.50 supercar, and it’s now being built in their factory in Dunsfold, U.K., which is near the Top Gear Test Track. It took roughly two and a half years to get to this stage.
Only 100 of the T.50s Niki Lauda cars will ever be made, and all the spots to build them have been reserved. GMA has also just announced another car, called the T.33 supercar, and people have already bought up all the spots to build that car too.
To officially launch the creation of the T.50 car, Gordon Murray (the designer) and Phillip Lee (the CEO of Gordon Murray Group – the parent company of GMA) signed their names on the carbon-fiber monocoque chassis to mark it as the first ever build.
Creating the T.50 has been an amazing experience, with most of the beginning work being done during the lockdown period. So it is really special to see how our first customer’s car body is put together in only two and a half years since its launch. Mr Murray was so excited that he said in a statement: “It’s just like magic!”
The supercar T.50 was designed using a Monocoque construction to keep the weight really low – only 2,174 pounds – which is two thirds the weight of similar supercars. It can accommodate three people (with the driver in the middle) and still has some room for luggage too – even though it is about the same size as a Porsche 718!
The car’s engine is a 3.9-liter V-12 made by Cosworth and can be pushed up to 12,100 rotations per minute. Together with the 48-volt system, it creates 654 horsepower and 344 lb-ft of torque – which isn’t that great compared to other supercars now, but it still provides an amazing driving experience!
GMA plans to help customers with service centers and support centers around the world. Already, they have five service centers: two in the U.S. (one on each coast), one in the UK, one in Japan, and one in Abu Dhabi. As for service support centers, they plan to build them in Canada, Australia, Bahrain, China, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Saudi Arabia as well as six different US states!