Gordon Murray’s subsequent automotive, presently generally known as Challenge Two, will ditch the T.50’s central driving place and three-seat structure in favor of a extra typical two-seat structure. Consequently, it should journey on a completely new platform. “The T.50 was a novel monocoque due to the fan and the central driving place, and it’s totally troublesome to take that and adapt it to a two-seater,” mentioned Murray. Whereas different automakers are abandoning twelve-cylinder engines to cut back prices and cling to emissions targets, the Challenge Two might be powered by the identical V12 because the T.50. Sadly, this might be Murray’s final naturally-aspirated automotive.
“We have appeared very lengthy and onerous at future laws, the emissions targets, and we will get yet one more usually aspirated automotive – not only a non-hybrid, however a non-turbocharged. With the cash that it price us to construct the V12 and the transmission for scratch, we have to attempt to get a little bit bit again.”
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