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Gordon Murray to disclose new supercar on January 27 | Autocar India

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Printed On Jan 09, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Gordon Murray stated the T33 and the corporate’s new headquarters, which is able to home many key departments, will likely be game-changers within the automotive world.

Gordon Murray will observe up its radical V12-powered T50 supercar with an all-new efficiency mannequin, named T33, to be revealed on January 27.

  • T33 will likely be manufactured at GMG’s new headquarters in Surrey
  • T33 will likely be a extra road-focused GT automobile
  • Firm’s first automobile, T50, weighed lesser than a Mazda MX-5

What do we all know?

The T33, is described as ‘the world’s most interesting supercar GT’, suggesting it’s going to focus extra on refinement as towards the T50, which prioritises high-speed thrills.

Nonetheless, in contrast to the T50 and track-oriented T50S, the brand new mannequin will likely be constructed on the Gordon Murray Group’s (GMG) new headquarters in Windlesham, Surrey, the development of which is about to start imminently.

The brand new £50 million facility will home GMG’s design, growth, gross sales, servicing and heritage departments. The brand new supercar is anticipated to be developed totally on web site, the place the corporate goals to have a completely functioning take a look at observe by the tip of this yr.

Additional particulars of the mannequin haven’t been revealed, however Murray himself had beforehand confirmed that the corporate will launch a second V12-powered mannequin, earlier than following it up with a “very noisy” hybrid.

Given the £2.8m worth and segment-leading efficiency figures touted by the T50, it’s seemingly that the agency will search to usher in a extra ‘accessible’ sporting mannequin.

Weighing it down

The agency’s iStream manufacturing rules will likely be deployed to maintain the burden down so far as doable – regardless of packing as a lot energy because the Bentley Continental GT Pace, the T50 weighs lower than the Mazda MX-5. Nonetheless, affirmation of its GT positioning suggests {that a} extra comprehensively geared up cabin and road-focused suspension set-up could possibly be among the many chief differentiators.

Extra particulars will develop into clear on the reveal, however for now, Murray stated he’s assured that each the automobile and the corporate’s new HQ will likely be “game-changers within the automotive trade.”

He added, “We may have many essential milestones for our HQ over the following two years. However probably the most essential will likely be on January 27, after we reveal the primary Gordon Murray Automotive car to be manufactured there. We’re all extraordinarily excited to be revealing such a major automobile to the world in simply three weeks from now.”

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