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Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 named TopGear.com Hypercar of the Year 2023 – “The best driver’s car in the world”

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Gordon Murray Automotive’s rule-breaking T.50 has been named Hypercar of the Year at the TopGear.com Awards 2023. One of the automotive industry’s most coveted accolades, the TopGear.com Hypercar of the Year award provides ultimate proof that Professor Gordon Murray CBE and his team have succeeded in their mission to design and engineer the purest, lightest and most driver-centric car ever.

The T.50’s unprecedented combination of the world’s lightest, highest revving, most power dense naturally aspirated engine – the 3.9-litre GMA V12 envisaged by Gordon and engineered by Cosworth – plus the most advanced and effective aerodynamics ever seen on a road car, redefines the global supercar and hypercar sectors. Prior to announcing the ‘Hypercar of the Year’ title, Top Gear has recently given the T.50 a rare 10/10 review and proclaimed the 997kg three-seater “The best driver’s car in the world.”

Professor Gordon Murray, CBE “From the inception of the T.50 project, my team’s unwavering determination was to create a car that would deliver a wholly immersive driving experience the like of which the world had not seen before. From the Cosworth GMA V12 engine, which revs to 12,100rpm, to the 400mm rear-mounted fan, which boosts ground effect by fifty per cent, no detail was spared in pursuit of our goal. Receiving the ‘Hypercar of the Year’ award from Top Gear validates our mission to create the world’s greatest drivers’ car and represents an extraordinary moment for the incredibly talented team at GMA which has put their heart, soul and world-class talent into this car.”

Ollie Marriage, Head of Car Testing – BBC Top Gear, said: “The T.50’s engineering rigour is endlessly relevant. There’s no flab in this 997kg three-seater and none in its thinking – it’s wonderfully clear-minded. How refreshing to find a car that knows exactly what it’s for and presents itself so clearly. The T.50 is a car for the driver, it doesn’t have a second role or a backup plan. It just puts the driver smack in the centre of things, immerses them in the entire experience and lets them get on with it. Sounds simple. It isn’t.”

Phillip Lee, Gordon Murray Group CEO “Top Gear’s ‘Hypercar of the Year’ award sets the bar for performance across the global automotive sector. Winning it with the T.50, especially against some incredible opposition from some of the most established OEMs in the industry, provides further proof of Gordon Murray Automotive’s capability to operate at the cutting edge of supercar and hypercar design and engineering and reinforces the company’s ambition for the future. I would like to use this opportunity to thank the team for all their hard work and dedication to make an achievement like this possible.”

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