Last Call: Now THIS is a race car

I’m sure many of you have heard about the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 by now. If you haven’t, it’s a modern take on the McLaren F1 that featured the iconic middle driving position. On top of being absolutely stunning, it even has a six-speed manual and a naturally aspirated V12. I can only imagine the opera that would spout from its exhaust. Most cars today have some sort of forced induction that takes away from the sound of an NA engine so it’s nice to see something so raw. It also only weighs a little over a ton and with 654 horsepower that makes it very very fast.

To be honest, when I first saw it, my mind went to a modern Saleen S7 until I saw the seats. Overall, I think it’s a fantastic car that does a good job of balancing modern performance while still incorporating old school tech like the manual gearbox. But, for $3 million I can only hope to ever see one in person.

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7 responses to “Last Call: Now THIS is a race car”

  1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    For $3 million you can see
    1: Put into a bubble for sale at a future auction at $15 million
    1: Bought by Mr. Bean to be crashed in less then 12 months
    1: Bought by Mr. Bean to be put aside after he crashes the first one
    1: To be featured on CNBC on Jay Leno’s show where he will race Tim Allen. Tim will be driving a Peel P.50. They will be seeing who can get to 10 feet faster. It will be staged.
    1: Bought to be used for a children’s military charity(no i meant that) at Barrett Jackson. It will go for $10 million. The person will look like a hero. When they put a camera on him that’s when you realize that he is drunk and didn’t know what he bought other than this is a great tax write off and is giving his car to his mistress.
    Finally these will all be put out to pasture when Gordon Murray announced the GTR version with twenty more horsepower for 2022 and these all go back onto the auction block and get replaced.

    1. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1

      The F1 was never ‘replaced’. And my cunning plan to wait for them to depreciate to the point where they are affordable seems doomed to failure.
      I strongly suspect the same will be true of this car too.

      1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
        Wayne Moyer

        The depreciation on them is rather slow. It would have paid to lease these. You could have been paid to hand it back in after three years.

  2. Sjalabais Avatar

    Back to work on monday, after a five week vacation. This was over way too quick. But I was lucky to escape a few days to the mountains on my own last week, before watching the kids alone this week. So here is some leftover fodder of my “Little Tour”-photos.

    Also, 7 minutes driving down the road above condensed to 30 seconds:

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      Damn, but it’s beautiful there.

  3. crank_case Avatar

    Nope, it’s the ultimate road car if it follows the F1. Sure they F1 happened to be good at racing but that wan’t it’s design intent. If he wanted to make a race car, he’s not half bad at those either.

    1. outback_ute Avatar

      As with the original F1, the doors would be much smaller if it was a race car!

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