Articles about Gordon Murray

“We gave ourselves a very clear brief: to create another timeless design”
Is the Gordon Murray imprimatur the automotive equivalent of Willy Wonka's golden ticket? The man responsible for many of the greatest Formula 1 cars-check the Brabham BT52, for starters-and who then gave us the most uncompromising road car ever
A short-lived triumph, but one that F1 fans will never forget
The history books show that the 1978 Formula 1 season belonged to Lotus. Designer Colin Chapman had revolutionized the sport with ground-effect aerodynamics, which gave his cars massive amounts of downforce. In other words, making them really bloomin' fast.The Lotus
Operative word: try
I really hope Gordon Murray isn't upset by this.We've come to the headquarters of Gordon Murray Automotive to have a poke around Professor M's exquisite featherweight car collection. Breathtaking as the Murray bunker is, I wanted to introduce
You’d expect nothing less from someone with his car-design portfolio
Gordon Murray parks outside his namesake company's HQ in his grimy Alpine, the first new car he bought after 16 years daily-driving a Smart Roadster because "although the gearbox is crap, I couldn't find anything that was as small,
With Gordon Murray behind the wheel. The Stig will have to wait for his turn...
Well, this is rather huge news for fans of Gordon Murray's "world's most driver-centric supercar," the GMA T.50. The XP2 development mule has hit the track and turned a wheel for the very first time.Oh, and not
Ladies and gents, meet the new GMA T.50S Niki Lauda
Today would've been three-time F1 world champion Niki Lauda's 72nd birthday. Though he's no longer with us, his Brabham teammate Gordon Murray has just revealed one heck of a tribute to his much-missed mate: His ultimate supercar,
Trivia time
McLaren is named after Bruce McLaren, the New Zealand racer who never won the Formula 1 championship, but set up a team that has managed exactly that 12 times so far. As well as a driver, he was a gifted engineer, which
Scheduled to be completed in 2024
Get ready to add a new location to the supercar map, joining the likes of Molsheim, Modena, and Sant'Agata Bolgnese. And that place is the village of Windlesham in Surrey, England. Currently home to around 17,000 people, some nice old
This man knows what he's talking about
The astonishing Gordon Murray Autmotive T.50 supercar weighs less than a ton. The even more astonishing T.50s racer weighs less than that, coming in at a comparatively featherweight 890kg. Gordon Murray is serious about weight.But he always has been.
“I’m not chasing all the madness, ever”
Gordon Murray's next project will be "a little bit more conventional."Speaking to Top Gear on the reveal of the T.50s racer-the track-only 'version' of the T.50 supercar-Murray revealed that whatever he does next will, naturally,
Done in the spirit of the McLaren F1 GTR
Gordon Murray is a Professor who, in 2019, was made a Commander of the British Empire by Prince William. He is a serious man. And this is a very, very serious car. And yet the big man can't resist a little
Form and function go hand in hand here
Gordon Murray is sitting in the T.50. I'm kneeling at the door. Feels kind of like I'm worshipping at the altar. And today's first reading is taken from the book of pedals."I did the stress calculations for
What better way to learn about it than from the mastermind himself?
The McLaren F1 finally has a successor: the Gordon Murray T.50-the brainchild of the same man that brought us the now-revered F1 nearly three decades ago.The T.50, like Murray's original masterpiece, is an astonishing piece of
We crunch the numbers
The Aston Martin Valkyrie and the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 attack the thorny problem of 'building the ultimate supercar' from completely opposite poles.Aston's Red Bull-soaked contender is as close to a road-going Formula 1 race car as
The designer names eight things he hates about the car
Some things in life are universally accepted as the truth. Pineapple is an unacceptable pizza topping, for example. Christian Bale played the best on-screen Batman. The McLaren F1 is perfect. Of these things, there can be no argument.We don't
Even by classic supercar standards, that's very high
Most '90s supercars are worth more now than they were when they were new. Substantially more, in some cases. But none has skyrocketed in value quite like the McLaren F1.Back in 1992, a brand-new McLaren F1 cost £540,000. According
It’s all about the details
Meet the hypercar that does things differently. It doesn't produce much downforce. It doesn't care about 0-60mph (0-97kph) times or top speeds. Power figures are the least impressive thing about the engine. It's not very big, and
The spiritual successor to the McLaren F1
Gordon Murray's successor to the iconic, record-breaking McLaren F1 was always going to have several must-haves on the design whiteboard. Low weight, a central driving position, and without a shadow of a doubt, a high-revving, powerful non-turbo
Who would have thought?
If you had to sum up a Huracan in a sentence, you could do worse than 'an Audi R8 made pointier and more impractical in every single way.' The Lambo takes the same ingredients and mixes in worse visibility, a less user-
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