The GMA T.33 Hypercar Has an Inscrutable Name, Is “Better Than the McLaren F1”


The GMA T.33 Hypercar Has an Inscrutable Name, Is “Better Than the McLaren F1”

Is the GMA T.33 better than the McLaren F1? Gordon Murray smiles. “Oh, yes,” he says. “The engine’s better, the gearbox is better. It’s lighter and has a slightly better power to weight ratio. The finish and the quality are much better.”

The McLaren F1, created by Murray in the early 1990s at the height of his fame as a rock star grand prix race car designer, is widely regarded as the seminal hypercar, a car that set absolute benchmarks for on-road performance. One sold last year for more than $20 million. The GMA T.33, Murray’s new ultralight, driver-focused mid-engine coupe will be priced from about $1.85 million, plus tax, when production starts in 2024.

In the context of today’s McLaren F1 market, it sounds like a bargain.

The T.33 is the follow up to last year’s T.50, the car Murray designed specifically as a 21st century successor to the McLaren F1 and a halo for his GMA brand. Like the T.50, it’s powered by a high-revving naturally aspirated V-12 and will be available with a six-speed manual transmission. But beyond elements of the powertrain—and the air conditioning system and interior switchgear—the T.33 shares nothing with the T.50. It’s a completely different car, designed for a completely different purpose.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.