Day: August 10, 2020

The Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 Is the 654-HP, 2174-Pound Successor to the F1

From Road & Track

Gordon Murray holds weekly weight-watchers meetings. He’s not helping people diet, of course. He’s making absolutely certain his new supercar is lighter than his last. Murray takes about six hours every week to meet with his teams and analyze the car’s every component down to the fasteners. “They’re fun,” he says of these sessions. “Well, they’re not fun if you’re one of the designers and your bit’s heavier than the target, but I enjoy them.”

This story originally appeared in the September 2020 issue of Road & Track.

Why so fastidious? Murray’s new car, the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50, is the successor to the sublime McLaren F1. One can’t follow that car without obsessing over every detail.

Even 28 years after its debut, the F1 is still the supercar benchmark. Its driver sits on the centerline of the carbon- fiber monocoque. It weighs

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