Legendary designer Gordon Murray isn’t just using his company, Gordon Murray Automotive, to build a successor to his epochal McLaren F1. With the T.50 set to begin production soon, GMA has announced its second car, the T.33. The company aims for the T.33 to be “the world’s finest Supercar GT,” and it’s set to be revealed on January 27.
GMA didn’t offer any technical details on the T.33 in its release today, but in an interview with Top Gear last summer, Murray said that the company’s second car would be a two-seater with a version of the T.50’s Cosworth V-12. Instead of a traditional carbon-fiber monocoque, the T.33’s chassis will be made using Murray’s iStream technology, and both manual and paddle-shift gearboxes will be offered.
The name T.33 possibly offers us a clue into the specification of the V-12. (The T.5o was named to mark Murray’s 50th year in car design, 2019.) Murray previously told Road & Track he wanted the T.50’s V-12 to displace just 3.3 liters, like the unit in the iconic Ferrari 275 of the Sixties. But to get the desired power-to-weight ratio without making the T.50 too stripped out for road use, Murray and Cosworth bumped displacement to just shy of 4.0 liters. Perhaps with the T.33, Murray will get his 3.3-liter V-12.
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