With a initiating designate of £2.36 million (plus taxes), the Gordon Murray Car T.50 isn’t exactly ‘of the people’. It’s more attention-grabbing to the non-billionaire petrolheads than the in sort hypercar, although – we’re talking about a avenue-lawful vehicle with a naturally-aspirated V12 that revs to 12,100rpm. This merely won’t happen yet again.
On the engine entrance, although, it’s all been quite a tease to this level. We’ve viewed a three-cylinder sort mule revving its heart out on the dyno, we’ve heard the complete 3.9-litre unit but capped at 8000rpm, and we’ve viewed the first working T.50 riding spherical with a 3000rpm rev restrict. Indirectly, although, it’s been uncorked for our viewing pleasure.
The caveat? It’s every other dyno escape, so it doesn’t give quite the the same abilities as an engine below lawful load, but it actually’s collected a pleasure to listen to that Cosworth designed and constructed V12 wailing away. Within the video, the engine does a simulated escape of Circuit De La Sarthe for the tubby Le Mans abilities.
There are comparisons to be drawn with the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s 6.5-litre N/A V12, which caps out at 11,100rpm. It too is constructed by Cosworth, and even supposing the engine is “fully varied,” Gordon Murray advised us a brief time assist, the T.50 finishing up benefited greatly from the bigger, a dinky bit lower-revving V12.
As for the GMA unit, it develops 654bhp at 11,500rpm, with height torque of 345lb toes arriving at 9000. It’s no longer proper about how excessive it revs, but additionally how rapid it gets there – the V12 is able to 28,400 revs per 2nd, meaning it spins up finish to three instances as rapid as the S70/2 BMW engine chanced on within the McLaren F1.
As defined by Murray at the initiating of the video, there’s one thing called a ‘Assert Direction Induction Sound’ scheme on the T.50. It entails a ram air induction intake advance the motive force’s head, the employ of piping fabricated from varying thicknesses of carbon fibre, all of which acts as a speaker to present the occupants one hell of a soundtrack.