Gordon Murray plans to make McLaren F1 style supercar
By: Fedora Atjeh | 10/25/2017 12:18:00 AM
At the same time that McLaren Automotive will resurrect the central driving position of McLaren F1, the mind behind the mythical supercar of the nineties, Gordon Murray, plans to make a model that "returns to the principles applied in McLaren F1."
The idea behind the new company, Gordon Murray Automotive, is to bring to production in very limited numbers new designs of the South African genius. For now we will have to wait until next Friday November 3 to know more details about the first model, from the exhibition in England that commemorates Murray's 50 years of work.
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While the current trend in making supercars takes us to more complex and heavier cars, Murray is just looking to go against the grain, using a new evolution of his revolutionary iStream production system.
"With this first car, we will demonstrate the return to design and the engineering principles that have made McLaren F1 an icon. This new car production business significantly increases the capacity of our group of companies". Gordon Said.A quarter of a century after its launch, the McLaren F1 remains a true icon of motorsport, which for years was the fastest production model on the planet (391 km/h).
This innovative supercar based on a carbon fiber monocoque bet for lightness, with 1,138 kilograms for the whole, and a 6.1 liter V12 atmospheric BMW engine that reached 635 hp power and a maximum torque of 651 Nm. He also turned to exotic materials such as titanium, magnesium or gold.
Murray's work, F1 was a performance benchmark with a 0 to 100 km / h in just over three seconds and 0 to 200 km / h in 9.4 seconds.