Gordon Murray’s T.50 Test Mule Might Be Cooler Than the Real Thing

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Gordon Murray’s T.50 Test Mule Might Be Cooler Than the Real Thing

Gordon Murray’s T.50 is one of the most exciting new cars in a long time. Essentially the successor to the McLaren F1—arguably the greatest car ever—it packs a naturally aspirated V-12 sending power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. But the car’s Ultima-based test mule might be even cooler than the T.50 itself.

The small British automaker published a video today on YouTube of spokesperson Dario Franchitti behind the wheel of “George,” an Ultima—a mid-engine supercar from a different small British automaker that usually sports a Chevy V-8—powered by the T.50’s V-12 manual drivetrain.

Because the Ultima was never designed to fit a V-12, a good deal of modifications had to be made to the body. Out back you’ll find a large portion of the panels removed to accommodate the intake and exhaust setup. Up front, most of the panels have been replaced by radiators to cool the 12,100-rpm motor.

For the video and full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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