Sub-T.50 Gordon Murray Automotive Mission Two supercar confirmed
Underpinning the Mission Two can be a complete new carbonfibre construction, designed particularly for the mannequin and with a building kind just like the T.50’s. The flagship automobile’s construction itself was deemed unsuitable for carrying over as a consequence of its packaging permitting for a three-seat format and the blown aero. The Mission 2’s new construction may also give GMA’s designers a particular proportion set to additional differentiate the brand new mannequin.
Whereas its chassis can be new, the Mission Two’s primary powertrain can be shared with the T.50, which is not any dangerous factor. Constructed to specification by Cosworth, the three.9-litre naturally aspirated V12 will once more be paired to a six-speed guide transmission. Given the Mission Two’s placement beneath the T.50, its V12 might be constructed to a much less extremely strung specification (641bhp at 11,500rpm is at present being promised for the T.50), however particular particulars corresponding to its energy and torque outputs, rev restrict and the inclusion of the T.50’s mild-hybrid system – which in that mannequin is there predominantly to drive the high-powered fan – have but to be confirmed.
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GMA has additionally introduced that it’s increasing additional into electrification, securing a £300m funding to create a Gordon Murray Electronics subdivision that may specialise within the improvement of hybrid and all-electric powertrain techniques. The primary outcomes of this new enterprise can be utilized to a brand new ‘metropolis SUV’, due later within the decade.
GME’s improvement work will embrace licensable applied sciences that GMA will mix with its patented iStream manufacturing course of, which may also help new manufacturers rapidly and effectively enter the automotive market with out the necessity for a ground-up improvement and recruiting course of.
No matter this growth into new territories, Gordon Murray stays steadfast that every one GMA tasks ought to hit the identical benchmarks in lightweighting, driver involvement and the environment friendly, native sourcing of elements and applied sciences. And earlier than these new electrical powertrains arrive, we nonetheless have just a few V12 guide supercars to sit up for, a by-product GMA has dedicated to constructing for so long as it is going to be allowed to take action.