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Gordon Murray Automotive Reveals 725Hp T.50s Niki Lauda

On Niki Lauda’s birthday, Gordon Murray Automotive introduces the hyper-focused T.50s that bears his name


  • The T.50s weighs only 852kg, or 1,878lbs.

  • This is the track version of the incredible T.50.

  • Its naturally-aspirated V12 revs to 12,100rpm.


The ground-breaking Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 is possibly the most incredible supercar for its level of engineering. Pushed to the limits, the T.50 is an uncompromised road-going supercar however Professor Murray wanted to take his car to the next level: Enter the T.50s Niki Lauda.

Gordon Murray Automotive T.50s | Photo: Gordon Murray Automotive

Speed at all costs is the motivation behind this car. About cost, the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50s will be priced from £3.1m ($4.35m US) and only 25 examples of the Niki Lauda tribute car will be built.

Like the T.50, of which 100 will be assembled, the T.50s will be powered by the naturally-aspirated 3.9-litre V12 engine. This screamer of an engine will rev to 12,100rpm. On its way to the red line, it will produce 485Nm (358 lb.-ft.) at 9,000rpm and up to 725-horsepower at 11,500rpm. This new version of the V12 weighs in at 16kg less than the T.50’s thanks to a lighter intake, exhaust, and control systems, among other changes. The transmission is an Xtrac IGS (Instantaneous Gearshift) six-speed paddle-shift gearbox.

Gordon Murray Automotive T.50s | Photo: Gordon Murray Automotive

Of the hundreds of components that have been changed for the T50s, a central fin, a larger rear diffuser, and a delta wing give away the car’s true purpose. All aerodynamic components, including the splitter with a central aerofoil section, are all adjustable to the owner’s requirements.

Each edition of the T.50s Niki Lauda will be individually named after one of Gordon Murray’s Grand Prix wins. The first car will be designated Kyalami 1974 and subsequent cars will be chronologically named after the 24 other victories. Each car will also include a specially commissioned book about the race that it is named after, with Murray’s view and memories of the victory.

Gordon Murray Automotive T.50s | Photo: Gordon Murray Automotive

 

“The T.50 is the ultimate road-going supercar, but I always dreamed of taking it one step further… to build a version that will deliver an on-track driving experience like no other car in history. […] “With the direction of travel of the automotive industry, it’s hard to imagine that there will ever be another car quite like this. Especially not one with a central driving position, a high-revving naturally aspirated V12 engine and that is so lightweight. I believe it will go on to define its era.”

Production of the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50s will begin in 2023 once all 100 T.50 road cars have been assembled.

Gordon Murray Automotive T.50s | Photo: Gordon Murray Automotive

Gordon Murray Automotive T.50s | Photo: Gordon Murray Automotive

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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