The GMA T.50 supercar has been driven for the first time by Gordon Murray at the famous Top Gear test track in Dunsfold, UK.
While the engine was rev-limited by Cosworth engineers – builders of the 487kW/467Nm 3.9-litre V12 powering the T.50 – it's the first time anyone from Gordon Murray Automotive has driven the new model.
"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," Professor Murray, founder and designer of the T.50, said after the event.
"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."
Murray is arguably best-known for penning the McLaren F1 supercar of the 1990s, with many key features shared between it and the GMA T.50.
Despite its 487kW and weighing just 986kg, the British firm has not released 0-100km/h figures, insisting the T.50 has been designed as a pure driver's car rather than merely competing with the ensemble of hypercars currently on sale.
Though the T.50 lacks turbochargers, dual-clutch transmissions, and in-your-face aerodynamics found in other hypercars, it does have one trick up its sleeve: active aero by way of a rear-mounted fan, which helps to create downforce while reducing drag at high speeds.
"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," Murray said.
Even with a starting price of AU$4.33 million, all road-going versions of the GMA T.50 sold out within 48 hours of its unveiling in August 2020.
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