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If you had a second chance to do it all over again, would you take it? For Gordon Murray, the visionary behind the McLaren F1, the answer was yes. The opportunity to revisit and refine a masterpiece is a rare one, and Murray seized it with the T.50.

The McLaren F1, launched in 1992, remains a legendary supercar revered for its engineering excellence and performance. Designed by Gordon Murray, it was the fastest production car of its time, boasting a top speed of 240 mph. The F1 features a unique three-seat configuration with the driver centrally positioned, and its BMW-sourced 6.1-liter V12 engine produces 618 horsepower.

The car’s lightweight construction, thanks to its carbon fiber monocoque chassis, and innovative aerodynamics, including an underbody that creates downforce without large wings, set new standards in the automotive world.

Gordon Murray Automotive’s T.50, introduced in 2020, is a modern-day successor to the McLaren F1, embodying Murray’s vision for the ultimate driver’s car. Like the F1, the T.50 features a central driving position and a naturally aspirated V12 engine, this time developed by Cosworth, which produces 654 horsepower and revs up to 12,100 rpm.

The T.50 emphasizes lightweight engineering, using advanced carbon fiber construction to achieve a curb weight of just 2,174 pounds. Its revolutionary aerodynamic system includes a rear-mounted 400mm fan that enhances downforce and stability.

But which one would you rather have? Watch this epic video from Hagerty on YouTube featuring the McLaren F1 and GMA T.50 being driven together on the road for the first time and see how they compare against each other!

Source: Hagerty, YouTube

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