Gordon Murray is one of the most legendary car designers of all time. He was the man behind the McLaren F1 and has had countless racing successes throughout his career. These days, he sells the T.50, a spiritual successor to the F1 that uses a naturally aspirated V-12 paired to a manual transmission. You’d think, then, that Murray would have great taste in cars himself. And you’d be right.
Top Gear managed to get some time with Murray and a good portion of his collection for a lengthy hour-long video tour. After Murray walks us through his newest car, the T.50S Niki Lauda, he moves on to his personal collection. We’re given a history lesson on how he got into racing, and why he owns a Formula 3 car from the Fifties. We’re also given a look at his Lotus Seven and a slew of race cars he helped design, including the Brabham BT44B, his first Le Mans car, and his custom 1972 Formula 750 car. For the full story and video, check out this article from Road & Track.