A Successor to the Iconic McLaren F1
Designer Gordan Murray is reportedly working on a car that will be more advanced than Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar. It will be the spiritual successor to the McLaren F1. According to The Supercar Blog, Gordan Murray has quietly been working on a project called codenamed the T50 while everyone around the world discusses the Mercedes-AMG One and the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
According to the publication, a person intimate with Murray was able to see the car. That person said it looks like a modern-day McLaren F1. “Think of a Mclaren F1, but 30 years later,” this unnamed source told the publication. Gordan Murray worked on the original McLaren F1 among other great hyper and supercars.
The source also told the publication that the car will feature a new and totally unique naturally aspirated V12. That comes as a surprise considering all of the hybrid, turbocharged, and supercharged vehicles out there today, especially in the hypercar and supercar space.
What’s most interesting, though, is that the engine in the T50 is said to be lighter weight and smaller than the one in Aston Martin’s Valkyrie. The publication reported the entire car will weigh less than 1,000 kg (about 2,200 pounds). The model will be produced in “ultra limited” numbers.