Gordon Murray team makes the first road test of the new T.50 supercar
Gordon Murray Automotive's T.50 supercar has had its first-ever development test drive and marked a milestone for the world's most driver-centric supercar.
The XP2 prototype with limited revs was first put on a test drive at the Top Gear test track in Dunsfold, Surrey, UK and its first test drive were undertaken by Professor Gordon Murray.
The new T.50 supercar is powered by the world's highest-revving and yet lightest naturally aspirated road car V12 power unit that delivers a total of 663hp. It weighs about 986kg and features the most advanced aerodynamics yet seen on a road car.
The Gordon Murray Automotive creates exclusive and low volume sports cars. The T.50 is the brand's first model with customer cars built-in 2022. Its sibling, the T.50s Niki Lauda goes into production in 2023.
Professor Gordon Murray CBE: The XP2 prototype is currently running at considerably less revs than its 12,100rpm limit, yet the T.50 felt fantastic on my first drive. The car was responsive, agile and rewarding to drive. It was a fantastic experience to be sitting in the centre of the car once again with great all-round visibility and I can see how much the owners will enjoy this experience. Obviously, there's still a lot of development miles to be completed and many more prototypes to build. But the trajectory of the T.50 development is where we want it to be.