Canepa Group And The Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 Supercar
-UK’s Gordon Murray Automotive will produce the T.50 – the world’s lightest, most driver targeted supercar
-Automotive designer Gordon Murray has designed the last word analog driver’s supercar in contrast to something ever created
-Restricted to 100 T.50 supercars worldwide
-Canepa chosen because the T.50 Supercar North American Consultant
-Canepa to deal with all points of customer support; together with importation, service/upkeep, and guarantee. Canepa may also be a gross sales outlet for the T.50.
Scotts Valley, CA | July 25, 2019 – UK automotive designer Gordon Murray has change into an iconic grasp of design over the previous a long time, from Components One race automobiles to the legendary McLaren F1 highway automotive. The announcement of Gordon Murray Automotive’s supercar, the T.50, despatched a proverbial shockwave all through the automotive group. Having consulted on the mission in its early section of idea and improvement, the Canepa Group has been chosen because the unique North American consultant of the T.50 Supercar.
“Vehicles are supposed to be pushed, and this can be one of the vital thrilling highway automobiles ever designed. I’m each honored and excited to be part of this superb mission.” – Bruce Canepa
Canepa is an business chief within the collector automotive world; together with gross sales, restoration and motorsports. Positioned in Scotts Valley, California, Canepa is central to the Silicon Valley and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Skilled in premium luxurious and efficiency autos, Bruce Canepa was deemed the right match for Gordon Murray Automotive’s new supercar. As the only North American consultant, Canepa Group will deal with all points of buyer assist for the brand new supercar from starting to finish for North American prospects; together with gross sales, importation, service/upkeep, and guarantee. events are invited to contact Bruce Canepa at (831) 430-9940 or [email protected] concerning out there construct slots for the T.50.
In regards to the T.50
The T.50 is a masterful mix of design, efficiency and wonder from one of the vital storied automotive designers within the fashionable world, Gordon Murray. Constructed round a hand-laid carbon fiber monocoque, the T.50 is extraordinarily light-weight even by as we speak’s requirements, weighing in at 2,160 kilos. With a bespoke 650 horsepower, Cosworth-designed 3.9-liter V12 that revs to 12,100rpm mated to a particular 6-speed handbook transmission, the T.50 guarantees to ship the most effective driving experiences in historical past. Fan-assisted aerodynamics, wonderful driving dynamics and the end result of 50 years’ value of expertise collectively create the most effective driving automobiles on the planet, bar none. The T.50 marks Gordon Murray’s 50th automotive mission and contains design influences from lots of his earlier tasks. Murray says “We count on this to be the final, and the best ‘analogue’ supercar ever constructed.”
Be taught extra concerning the T.50 at www.gordonmurraydesign.com.
Gordon Murray Automotive
Gordon Murray Automotive was launched in November 2017. The T.50 supercar would be the first mannequin manufactured by the brand new firm. Alongside manufacturing of its personal autos, Gordon Murray Automotive will manufacture autos on a low-volume foundation for exterior prospects.
Gordon Murray Automotive types a part of a brand new company group for the engineering group, and is positioned as a sister firm to Gordon Murray Design.
Gordon Murray Design
Gordon Murray Design is a visionary design and engineering firm with its headquarters in Surrey, UK. It was established in 2007 with a deal with growing an progressive and disruptive manufacturing know-how trademarked iStream®, and has since constructed a world fame as one of many most interesting automotive design groups on the earth.
The corporate’s distinctive method and actually artistic considering permits Gordon Murray Design to ship full automotive applications in a extremely environment friendly and progressive means from idea and design, by to prototype and improvement for manufacturing.
Professor Gordon Murray, CBE – biography
Gordon Murray was born in Durban, South Africa in 1946 and gained a Mechanical Engineering Diploma from Natal Technical Faculty. He designed, constructed and raced his personal sports activities automotive (the IGM Ford) within the Nationwide Class in South Africa throughout 1967 and 1968.
In 1969 Gordon moved to the UK and joined the Brabham Components One Staff as Technical Director, successful two world championships (1981 and 1983) throughout his 17 years with the group. Gordon joined McLaren Racing as Technical Director in 1988 and three consecutive championship wins (1988, 1989 and 1990) adopted. In 1990, Gordon moved away from Components One – after 50 Grand Prix wins – to focus on establishing a brand new firm for the group, McLaren Vehicles Restricted.
The corporate’s first mission, the F1 highway automotive, remains to be considered one of many world’s best-engineered automobiles. A racing model gained two world sports activities automotive championships and the Le Mans 24-hour race on its first try in 1995. McLaren Vehicles then accomplished a number of different profitable tasks culminating within the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren program.
Gordon left McLaren in 2005 to arrange a brand new firm Gordon Murray Design Ltd (in 2007), of which he’s Chairman and Technical Director. The progressive British firm operates from Surrey, UK and goals to be the world chief in automotive design. It reverses the present business pattern for sub-contracting by having a whole in-house functionality for design, prototyping and improvement.
In 2017, Gordon Murray Design celebrated the corporate’s 10-year anniversary together with that of the iStream® manufacturing course of. At a particular occasion, named ‘One Components’ Gordon Murray additionally celebrated the 25th anniversary of the McLaren F1 highway automotive coming into manufacturing, and his 50th 12 months of automotive design and engineering.
In Could 2019, Professor Murray was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William. The ceremony, held at Buckingham Palace, acknowledged the contributions made by Murray to the motorsport and automotive sectors over the previous 50 years.
Press launch from Canepa