Gordon Murray, the man who designed the McLaren F1, is launching his own car brand. It’s doubly good news, too, because light weight is going to be at the heart of everything Gordon Murray Automotive builds.
Referencing the legendary F1 in a press release, Professor Murray explains that it will be low-volume production using the iStream construction process Murray himself developed and applied to several rubbish city car prototypes. He said:
“The new manufacturing business significantly expands the capabilities of our group of companies.
“With our first new car, we will demonstrate a return to the design and engineering principles that have made the McLaren F1 such an icon.”
Any chance of a whacking great BMW V12, then? Gordon…?
November will be a month of celebrations to mark several 2017 milestones. Murray’s 50th year in vehicle engineering and design joins his 10th year of running Gordon Murray Design. It’s also 25 years since the McLaren F1 entered production and it’s 10 years since iStream came into being.
There will be a special show next month where almost every road car that Murray designed will be brought together at the same time, including at least one F1. More details will surely follow.