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McLaren Just Sold Its 7,500th Sports Car In The U.S.

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The milestone car was the first Speedtail to be sold in the U.S.

F1, but it wasn’t until the company rebranded as McLaren Automotive that sports car production really started taking off. After building its first car – the MP4-12C – in December 2011, McLaren just surpassed 7,500 sales in the U.S. To put that into perspective, Chevrolet built around half that many C8 Corvettes this year alone between February 3rd until production shut down on March 13th due to COVID-19.” data-reactid=”14″McLaren built its first road car back in 1992 with the legendary F1, but it wasn’t until the company rebranded as McLaren Automotive that sports car production really started taking off. After building its first car – the MP4-12C – in December 2011, McLaren just surpassed 7,500 sales in

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2150-Pound T.50 Supercar Much Better Than McLaren F1, Says Man Who Designed Both

From Car and Driver

  • Gordon Murray Automotive is delaying the launch of its three-seat supercar, the T.50, because of COVID-19, but will build the first prototype in September, with the first customers getting them in January 2022.
  • The T.50 will have a Cosworth-built naturally aspirated 650-hp 4.0-liter V-12, yet the car will weigh less than a Mazda Miata.
  • Gordon Murray told C/D that 40 percent of the T.50’s buyers so far are people under age 45, who may have had posters of his McLaren F1 on their walls as teens. “This is their F1,” he said.

UPDATE 7/22/20: Gordon Murray Automotive has released a cutaway drawing (pictured below) of the 4.0-liter V-12 that will power the upcoming T.50 supercar.

Photo credit: Gordon Murray Design

A fresh addition to the growing list of things the coronavirus pandemic has denied us: the first look at Gordon Murray’s forthcoming T.50

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