• Sep 3, 2009
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"There's no point in trying to outdo the F1, they'll never do it. The world has moved on..." That's what legendary designer Gordon Murray told CAR about the future of the supercar. We'd like to disagree, but you can't argue the subject of supercars with the father of the McLaren F1. Fortunately, he's willing to take another crack at it to show us how it's done.

Currently, Murrary is keeping busy revolutionizing the way we build cars with his iStream technology and his soon-to-be-released T25. His next project will be more performance-oriented, but rather than trying to outdo the McLaren F1, he'll be going for a high power-to-weight ratio by decreasing the latter, not increasing the former. The result promises to be "expensive and exclusive", but quite different from the P11 program on which his successors at McLaren are currently working – a program which Murray apparently doesn't give much of a chance. Better show 'em the way, Gordon.



[Source: CAR]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Imagine if you combined the talents of Gordon Murray with Lotus Engineering! Absolutely world class!
      • 5 Years Ago
      NO...sorry to every body else but there is no way another car can be better than this...first and the major thing its the engine, the heart...Merc its a pice of s**t when its about enginesthere is no other engine more powerfull for road than this and nobody have ever done it even Ferrari

      Car like this are made only once ...and I know, couse even the VW veyron cant do it there is no other car can generate that sound and sensation of speed ive seen so far
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's about time!
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow.

      Gordon Murray back at it, AND panning the P11 project as well...

      This should get interesting. But Murray's credibility is as close to stone solid as possible, with the McLaren F1 as his credit.

      If he can top it... that will be fantastic. Heck, if he can even come close to catching that lightning in a jar again it will be amazing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yup, like we keep returning to whenever the P11 is mentioned, the McLaren F1 was so remarkable because of Murray, not McLaren. No one reasonably expects the P11 to return to that same ridiculously effective formula. With news Murray's going to revisit the notion, though, I finally have very very high hopes we'll have a modern McLaren F1. fantastic news.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hell yeah, we are going to see a cool top speed war,
      • 5 Years Ago
      And this is wonderful news, indeed!! Let us not forget that Mr. Murray was also a consultant for the Caparo T1 project (since two members of the original McLaren F1 project are behind that incredible machine), so I cannot WAIT to see what he will have in store for us now.

      When I was 12 years old, Car and Driver's issue (August 1994) covering the McLaren F1 sat proudly on my bookshelf. Fast forward to today, that issue is still on my bookshelf and that review gets read at least once a year. There are some parts of our childhood that never leave us, no matter now old we may get and, for me, the McLaren F1 definitely a childhood icon.

      Godspeed, Mr. Murray!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh yeah.
      This is going to be good...
      • 5 Years Ago
      This the guy that kept getting back in line when the almighty was handing out brains. This guy just dreams this stuff up like it's nobodies business.
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