On January 27 at 17:00 GMT (12:00 PM ET), the Gordon Murray Automotive T.33 supercar will debut, according to a recent press release from the British supercar company. And while there’s a teaser for the new car, it gives nothing away whatsoever about its possible specification, performance, or how it will look. All we know – and this is from Gordon’s colourful history – is that it will be worth the wait.
The new T.33 will be built in the company’s new headquarters in Windlesham, Surrey, England, which will become home to its vehicle design and development departments, as well as its own test track and even a heritage centre. On top of that, all customer care, sales, and servicing will come from here.
“I am confident that both our new Supercar and our new home will be game-changers in the UK automotive industry. We will have many important milestones for our HQ over the next two years. But one of the most important will be on 27 January when we reveal the first Gordon Murray Automotive vehicle to be manufactured there,” Gordon Murray tells us.
The T.50, which is expected to hit full production next year, will still sit at the top of the foodchain, with the T.33 sat below it in terms of power and overall performance. Both cars will be powered by a 4.0-litre Cosworth-built V12, but the T.33 will use a modified version of it. Top Gear found out that it will likely be available with a manual, too, as well as the standard automatic we expect.
Other differences between the two models come in the form of Murray’s iStream Carbon process, which uses two carbon skins situated within a honeycomb core. This will be used in the T.33, potentially speeding up the production process. And unlike the T.50 which is a 3-seater similar to that of the McLaren F1, the T.33 will only sport two seats like a traditional supercar.
We can only speculate that the price will be lower than the £2.36 million of the T.50, but we know very little about the upcoming supercar. We’re very excited to learn more later this month.