Gordon Murray Automotive was unveiled on Monday at the T.50s Niki Lauda, which will be the 72nd birthday of the Austrian legend, who died in 2019.
The development of T.50s was carried out at the same time as the road version of the car. According to GMA, “The concept, design and manufacture of T.50s can provide the ultimate on-track driving experience.”
After Lauda participated in the Brabhams race car designed by Murray in 1978 and 1979, he received “full support” from his family and expressed “tribute” to the drivers. . Just like its cousin, this car incorporates an update of the fan aerodynamics on Murray̵
Niki Lauda, Brabham BT46B
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Murray said: “The T.50 was named in memory of Niki, to commemorate his famous victory with the BT46B fan car at the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix.” “Nikki is an outstanding racer, he is also a A good friend, it is absolutely appropriate for us to launch T.50s Nicki Lauda on his birthday.
“Niki will appreciate the innovation and engineering details in our cars.”
A total of 25 T.50s Niki Laudas will be built, powered by a custom 725bhp Cosworth V12 commissioned by GMA. After delivering 100 road cars, the production of daily-use machines for the track at a cost of 3.1 million pounds will begin in January 2023.
After the Brabham team or McLaren team designed by Murray win the F1 championship, each of the 25 cars will be designated respectively. When Carlos Reitman drives the South African Brabham Cosworth BT44 to win the South African Grand Prix, the first car will have a chassis marked “Kerami 1974”. This is him The car won the grand prize for the first time.
Murray explained: “Each car will have its own personal story, which will always be associated with the Grand Prix victory it is named after.” “The T.50 is inspired by my love of motorsports, so I will The special connection to the iconic games of the past seems perfectly appropriate.”
Gordon Murray Motors’ T.50s Niki Lauda
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Murray drove the McLaren F1 GTR in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995, and he hinted that the T.50 might have a future in motorsport.
He revealed as early as November 2019 that he was participating in the new Le Mans supercar course, and had already had talks with the 24-hour organizer and promoter of the World Endurance Championship, Eastern Automobile Club.
When T.50s was launched. He emphasized that the purpose of this car’s design is to “create an unprecedented racing experience”, not to pursue lap time.
He explained: “We are not interested in reaching the final lap time or building an overweight and overstressed spacecraft at the expense of driver involvement.”