Less than two-and-a-half years after the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 supercar was revealed, Gordon Murray has signed the carbon-fibre monocoque of the very first customer car to mark the beginning of assembly.
Strictly limited to 100 examples, T.50 will be hand-assembled at GMA’s Dunsfold facility with every car being unique to its owner with no two even having the same exterior paint colour.
Mr Murray said: “From the very moment we announced T.50 – conceived to be the world’s most driver-centric supercar – I’ve been looking forward to this day. Designing and engineering the T.50 has been an incredible journey with much of the initial work completed during lockdown, so to witness the engineering art of the first customer car’s carbon-fibre monocoque ready for assembly, less than two-and-a-half years since reveal, is quite magical.
“The team at Gordon Murray Automotive should be justly proud of what they have achieved, and I can’t wait to hear customers’ reactions when they take delivery of their cars.”
Lightweight is one of GMA’s seven core principals, and the carbon fibre monocoque at the heart of the T.50 is a key example of that ethos. The monocoque itself weighs only 107 kg, with the incredible V12 Cosworth GMA engine – delivering 665PS and capable of 12,100rpm – weighing just 178 kg.
Every component that will be hand-fitted to the monocoque during assembly has been engineered with the same ethos, from the titanium throttle pedal to the 400mm carbon fibre fan at the rear of the car that helps increase downforce by 50%.
Phillip Lee, Gordon Murray Group CEO, added: “As T.50 customer car assembly begins, and the GMA business continues to grow with T.50s and T.33 coupe also sold out, we are putting the final touches to our network of Global Service Centres around the world. Staffed by technicians trained to the same exacting standards as those here in the UK, these centres will provide servicing and maintenance support for all future GMA cars, wherever our customers are based, to ensure that our ethos of Driving Perfection is always delivered.”
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