Gordon Murray has just announced the T.50, the spiritual successor to the McLaren F1, and describes it as “the purest, lightest, most driver-focused supercar ever built.” This 2,160-pound vehicle will be powered by a naturally-aspirted 3.9L V12 engine, positioned between the two axles, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, generating 650 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Even more impressive, the Cosworth-developed motor will be able to rev to 12,100 rpm, making it “the highest-revving engine ever used in a production car.” Read more for the announcement video and additional information
Inside, the supercar will be similar to the legendary McLaren F1 with a central jet-fighter-style driving position, and feature a total of three seats. “The T.50 design has the same focus and betters the F1 in every area – ingress and egress; luggage capacity; serviceability; maintenance and suspension set-up. Also, driver-selectable engine maps ensure a driving mode to suit every situation,” adds Murray.