In case you’re clicking to listen to a naturally-aspirated V12 bouncing off its 12,100rpm rev limiter, we must doubtlessly arrange your expectations. What we maintain here is basically the most important drive of the Gordon Murray Automotive ‘XP2’ T.50 prototype, and as such, the three.9-litre Cosworth-constructed engine had its revs capped radiant low.
The T.50 sounds mighty on first delivery-up, though, and it’s good to behold the automobile shifting below its non-public steam for essentially the most important time. Naturally, the automobile’s creator Gordon Murray took to the centrally-mounted driver’s seat to originate the honours at Dunsfold Aerodrome, home to the High Tools test be aware and additionally the T.50’s manufacturing plant.
Speaking referring to the drive, the legendary F1 automobile dressmaker stated:
“The XP2 prototype is currently operating at critically much less revs than its 12,100rpm limit, but the T.50 felt good on my first drive. The automobile used to be responsive, agile and rewarding to drive. It used to be an unbelievable expertise to be sitting in the centre of the automobile once once more with good all-round visibility and I will perceive how mighty the house owners will gain pleasure from this expertise.
Clearly, there’s tranquil a quantity of trend miles to be performed and plenty extra prototypes to build. But the trajectory of the T.50 trend is where we desire it to be.”
The automobile is successfully a follow-up to Murray’s seminal McLaren F1, to which there hasn’t ever in truth been an equal. That’s why it’s packing a V12 unsullied by pressured induction, uses the irregular three-seater cabin structure, and why it appears the map it does.
It’ll be plenty much less expensive than shopping an usual F1, however that is tranquil very mighty a plaything for the extremely-rich. It’ll be £2.36 million, with the recently published T.50s Niki Lauda be aware version coming in at £3.1 million. Oh, and folks costs are sooner than native taxes.