UK sports car manufacturer GMA Partners is teaming up with Racing Point Formula One Team to further develop and test the aerodynamics of its forthcoming T.50 supercar.
The T.50’s rear-end is dominated by a 400mm ground-effect fan – part of a unique airflow management system that enables it to achieve considerably more aerodynamic performance than a conventional ground-effect supercar.
The first image of the new car has also been released ahead of its global premiere in May 2020
Professor Gordon Murray, Chairman of Gordon Murray Group, says: “We were highly focused on achieving the purest possible form for the T.50, an objective we’ve achieved through world-first engineering innovations and active underbody aerodynamics. We will reveal the completed design at the T.50 supercar’s global debut in May.”
He adds: “We’ve been taken aback by the enthusiastic reaction of buyers from across the globe. The first customer deliveries will take place in January 2022, on schedule, with every customer who has already been allocated their T.50 receiving their car that year.”
Racing Point Formula One Team owner, Lawrence Stroll, says: “Working on the T.50 with Gordon Murray Automotive is an honour and a privilege for everyone at Racing Point. Our aerodynamicists will utilise our wind tunnel to harness the very latest Formula One expertise and experience for the T.50 project, ensuring Gordon’s revolutionary fan concept delivers its full potential. I have admired the design and engineering skills of Gordon Murray since his earliest days in Formula One, so it is a personal pleasure to support this project, which truly rewrites the rulebook on aerodynamics.”
Gordon Murray Automotive was launched in November 2017 and will manufacture exclusive low volume sports cars. Professor Gordon Murray spent 20 years as Technical Director to two Formula One teams from 1969-1990