Concept borrows fender vents, wheels, wing from original F1 LM
Jon Sibal Turns T.50 into a race-ready visual wonder
The Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 was only shown for the first time earlier this week, but already virtual designers are taking on the new model. Tweaking, changing, and rendering absolute wonders like this one that show off what the T.50 could look like if it got the same treatment as the many variants of the original McLaren F1.
This one comes from automotive designer and illustrator Jon Sibal via Instagram. It takes the extremely simple T.50 shape and applies the LM styling treatment of the McLaren F1 LM.
Starting with wider fenders as the front, which bulge out and now have heat and air extraction vents like the F1. The rear fenders are wider, too, though it looks like it makes for some tiny rear wheels. To be fair, the rear wheels on the original look positively tiny too.
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T.50 LM 😜 . . Had a bit of fun messing around with Mr. Gordon Murray’s T.50 imagining it with the “LM” styling treatment similar to the F1 LM designs. The fenders were widened with vents added in the Front, race splitters, wing, and wheels – all F1 LM inspired. Took it further and added new hood scoop, front nose and headlight covers just for fun. 🤪🤪🤪. . . Much love and respect to Mr. Murray and the whole @gordonmurrayautomotive operations for releasing something that gets us all excited and inspired especially in these times. ❤️🙏🏽 #gordonmurray #gordonmurraydesign #t50 #t50lm #canepa #jonsibal
Those wheels are also borrowed from the F1 LM and are a classic five-spoke centre-lock design. The nose is further modified with F1-style headlamps and an F1 front bumper plus that vent in the bonnet. There is a large race-ready splitter in the front and an absolutely massive wing in the rear, both with the intention of bringing this to racetrack spec.
The modern homage to the F1 LM shows off just how well the original design has aged. Because the two could sit together in a parking lot, and both would look equally modern. And equally fast. Mr Murray, are you listening?