Gordon Murray claims the upcoming Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 supercar will feature the “most advanced and most effective aerodynamics ever seen on a road car”.
SA-born Murray, of course, was the man behind the iconic McLaren F1 road car. And now his company has partnered with the Racing Point Formula One Team to “further develop and test” the aerodynamics of the rear-driven, three-seat T.50.
Although the T.50 (which will be limited to 100 units) will be fully revealed only in May 2020, the firm has now released the first official image, which shows the vehicle will employ a 400 mm ground-effect fan at the rear.
Gordon Murray Automotive says this is part of a “unique airflow management system” and teams up with active underbody aerodynamics and dynamic rear aerofoils to achieve “considerably more aerodynamic performance and control than a conventional ground-effect supercar, contributing to an unrivalled driving experience”.
The T.50 will feature six aero modes that optimise the car for different scenarios to "balance traction and outright performance". The company says the most extreme setting (Vmax Mode) will combine “motorsport slipstream technology, extra power from a 48 V integrated starter-generator, and ram induction” to boost output to more than 520 kW.
With a claimed weight of just 980 kg, the firm promises the T.50 will deliver the “purest, most driver-focused performance and dynamics of any road car”. In addition, the car’s bespoke Cosworth 4,0-litre V12 will be the “highest-revving road car engine ever made”, capable of spinning to a heady 12 100 r/min.
Boasting a full carbon-fibre monocoque, the T.50 will measure 4 349 mm long, 1 850 mm wide and 1 152 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2 700 mm.