Gordon Murray Automotive presented a new version of its super sports car T.50. It is so radical that it was baptized with the name of Niki Lauda, the three-time champion of F1 who passed away in 2019.
“The T.50s is named after Niki to commemorate his famous victory in the Brabham BT46B fan car at the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix. Niki was a great racing driver and also a good friend… He would have appreciated the innovation and the engineering details of our car ”, he assured Gordon Murray, who worked as an engineer for several F.1 teams in the '70s and' 80s.
Like the T.50, the Niki Lauda T.50 It has been designed and manufactured without compromise, but to an even more extreme specification. It weighs just 852kg and is powered by a substantially redesigned version of the 12-liter V3.9 designed by Cosworth what does it pay 735 CV at 12.100 rpm.
The powerful impeller is coupled to a box of six-speed Xtrac gears with newly designed paddle shift. Advanced aerodynamics, with the help of a 400mm rear fan, will produce up to 1.500 kg of downforce for optimal performance on the track.
"The T.50 is the ultimate supercar, but I've always dreamed of taking it one step further ... The Niki Lauda T.50 will offer a visceral connection between the driver, the car and the track, something that has not been experienced to date."Murray added about his new creation.
The Niki Lauda T.50 series will be limited to 25 units to be sold to 1.8 million. Production will start in January 2023 at the GMA manufacturing facility in Dunsfold, Surrey, UK, after production of the 50 T.XNUMX is completed.