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Gordon Murray does his first drive in T.50 supercar prototype

Revs and speed limited, but trajectory for development ‘is where we want it to be’


Albeit at limited revs and speed, Gordon Murray has taken his first drive in the prototype of his latest design, the $3.1 million T.50 supercar.

“The XP2 prototype is currently running at considerably less revs than its 12,100 rpm limit, yet the T.50 felt fantastic on my first drive,” Murray said after his laps around the Top Gear test circuit at Dunsfold airbase. “The car was responsive, agile and rewarding to drive. 

“It was a fantastic experience to be sitting in the center of the car once again with great all-round visibility and I can see how much the owners will enjoy this experience. 

“Obviously, there’s still a lot of development miles to be completed and many more prototypes to build. But the trajectory of the T.50 development is where we want it to be.”

According to Gordon Murray Automotive, “The new T.50 supercar will be the most driver-centric supercar ever built. It will be powered by the world’s highest-revving, lightest, naturally aspirated road car V12 engine, developing 663 horsepower. It weighs just 986 kilograms, a third lighter than most typical supercars and features the most advanced and effective aerodynamics ever seen on a road car. 

“Just 100 will be made and the first customer deliveries will be in 2022.”

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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