Gordon Murray Automotive’s first product, the T.50 supercar, is now in manufacturing, roughly two and half years after it was first proven.
Manufacturing is dealt with at GMA’s facility in Dunsfold, U.Ok., near Dunsfold Aerodrome, the positioning of the High Gear Take a look at Monitor.
Simply 100 examples will probably be constructed, along with 25 examples of the track-focused T.50s Niki Lauda, and all construct slots for each automobiles are gone. GMA has already revealed a follow-up within the type of the T.33 supercar, and all 100 construct slots for that automotive are additionally gone.
To mark the beginning of manufacturing of the T.50, Gordon Murray, the automotive’s designer and the founding father of GMA’s Gordon Murray Group father or mother firm, signed the carbon-fiber monocoque chassis used for the primary construct. Additionally current was Gordon Murray Group CEO Phillip Lee.
GMA T.50 begins manufacturing
“Designing and engineering the T.50 has been an unimaginable journey with a lot of the preliminary work accomplished throughout lockdown, so to witness the engineering artwork of the primary buyer automotive’s carbon-fiber monocoque prepared for meeting, lower than two-and-a-half years since reveal, is sort of magical,” Murray stated in an announcement.
That monocoque was key in getting the curb weight of the T.50 right down to a claimed 2,174 kilos, or round two thirds the burden of rival supercars. That is spectacular because the T.50 seats three (with the motive force within the heart) and nonetheless has some house for some baggage, regardless of the footprint of the automotive additionally being just like that of a Porsche 718.
GMA T.50 Cosworth V-12 engine
Energy within the automotive comes from a Cosworth-developed 3.9-liter V-12 which boasts a 12,100 rpm redline, claimed by GMA to be the best redline of any manufacturing automotive. Working with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, peak output is 654 hp and 344 lb-ft of torque. These numbers aren’t world-beating for a supercar as of late, however GMA’s mission was to ship the last word driving expertise, versus headline numbers.
To help its clients, GMA will set up service facilities and smaller service help facilities across the globe. 5 of the service facilities are already current within the U.S. (one every on the East and West coasts), the U.Ok., Japan, and Abu Dhabi. The service help facilities are deliberate for Australia, Bahrain, China, Germany, Singapore, Spain, and Saudi Arabia, in addition to six U.S. states.