If you wanted to get your hands on Gordon Murray Automotive’s (GMA’s) latest, most driver-focused supercar, the T.33, you’re too late: it’s completely sold out.
The 100 copies of the limited edition T.33 have already been reserved by customers all over the world. Each example was priced at £1.37 million (A$2.62 million) before local taxes were applied.
GMA only revealed a prototype version of the T.33, but says development is “well advanced” and aims to build the first customer car in 2024.
The GMA T.33 is a two-seater supercar with a classic silhouette reminiscent of classic racing cars such as the Porsche 906 and Alfa Romeo Stradale 33.
GMA says that the T.33 “will offer the best combinations of performance, comfort, on-road driving experience and everyday use.”
The T.33 joins the also sold-out T.50 three-seater supercar in GMA’s vehicle lineup, alongside the more track-focused Niki Lauda T.50.
Power comes from a Cosworth-developed 4.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine producing 452kW of power and 451Nm of torque.
This engine has a slightly larger displacement than the V12 developed by Cosworth in the T.50, along with new camshafts, variable valve timing and engine mapping.
Dubbed GMA.2, the engine features yellow cam covers to differentiate it from the T.50 engine.
Redline for the T.33 is a stratospheric 11,100 rpm, but GMA says that 75 percent of peak torque is delivered at 2,500 rpm and 90 percent is available at 4,500 and 10,500 rpm.
Although a six-speed manual transmission is standard, the T.33 differs from the T.50 by offering a paddle shift option. Developed by motorsports specialists Xtrac, the two-pedal car, according to GMA, has the world’s fastest supercar gear change.
The T.33 breathes through a new exhaust designed to deliver a “thrilling signature GMA sound unmatched by any other car on the road today.”
Built on a newly designed carbon and aluminum “superlight” architecture, the T.33 has carbon body panels and a bespoke suspension setup.
There are double wishbones at the front and rear, working in concert with coil springs and aluminum alloy shock absorbers. Stabilizer bars are installed in the front, but not in the rear.
The 19-inch front and 20-inch rear forged wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. Each of the wheels weighs less than 7kg, while GMA says the decision to specify off-the-shelf rubber makes the T.33 cheaper to run.
Measuring 4,398mm long, 1,850mm wide and 1,135mm high, with 2,735mm wheels, the T.33 is similar in size to the Porsche 718 Cayman, albeit significantly lower and with a curb weight of 1090 kg, considerably lighter.
The cabin is extremely simple. There are no columns or touchscreens, and the steering wheel is a thin-rimmed carbon fiber unit. You’ll also notice the central rev counter, which has been lifted from the T.50.
Unlike most low volume supercars, the T.33 will be built with a choice of left or right hand drive.
“The entire GMA team is delighted that the 100 T.33s have found a home so quickly after the global launch just over a week ago, and we look forward to welcoming the new owners to the GMA family,” says Mr. GMA President Professor Gordon Murray.
“I am extremely proud of our team who have tirelessly applied our core principles to deliver this incredible car.”
Each T.33 owner will receive a “tailored and personalized service throughout their GMA journey”. It is unclear what exactly this means at this stage.
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