• Aug 12, 2006
When it comes to exotic automotive composites, you won't find a bigger name than Gordon Murray. Murray who led the design team that birthed the McLaren F1 and who was up to his elbows in the development of the McMerc, has made the move to Caparo, producers of the T1 supercar.

The move mainly centers on Caparo's development and marketing of lightweight materials to be used by automakers to reduce emissions and improve fuel mileage. If the Caparo team and Murray are at the forefront of that development, there is no doubt that the fiscal impact would be epic and the design element would be a revolution for passenger cars.

Murray's biggest ambition at this point isn't the development of another elite, physics-defying road rocket, but the pursuit of an affordable, highly efficient city car for the masses.

Here's to hoping that you too can buy a car designed by a legend.

[Source: World Car Fans, who also have photos of Murray and the T1]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      McLaren Automotive must be very, very happy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So we're going to have to put up with Gordon telling us how clever he is for another how many years? I'm actually quite an admirer of Murray's talents as a designer but I'm heartily sick of him popping up every five minutes to explain why the F1 is the best car ever made. Bit twitchy wasn't it Gordon?
      • 8 Years Ago
      i'm stoked. Murray has long mentioned he'd like to work on this sort of project, and he's finally doing it. I've got high hopes.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The bugatti veyron wasn't supposed to be the 'ultimate driving machine' like the McF1.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, that's a huge win for Caparo!
      With Murray on board they just might pull it off after all.
      I need to make a bunch of money fast now and get on the list!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't know, I have lost a lot of respect for him since he said how horrible the Veyron was, only to eat his words later on.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Veyron sucks because it was badly designed, hi-tech to solve baaad ideas:

      http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=7&article_id=3075&print_page=y