In late 2021, Gordon Murray Automotive debuted its highly-anticipated T.50 — the boutique automaker’s first new supercar since penning the legendary McLaren F1. And while all 100 units of the roughly $3.15M exotic sold out in less than 48 hours, the South African-born British designer has now pulled the cover off of his next cutting-edge supercar with the equally-hyped T.33 model.
The T.33 is constructed around a completely redesigned carbon-aluminum monocoque chassis and unlike the T.50 — which featured a single, centrally-positioned driver seat a la the McLaren F1, sans the flanking set of rear seats — the T.33 features a more traditional, side-by-side two-seater setup. The new supercar rolls along on a custom forged aluminum wheel-set — with 19” units in front and 20” items in the rear — that weigh only 15.5lbs a piece and come shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber. The T.33 also utilizes advanced passive underbody principles to generate downforce, making the most of its longer, 107.7” wheelbase. As one would expect from GMA, the T.33’s running gear is all top-of-the-line equipment with an all-new double-wishbone suspension setup with coil-over springs backed by aluminum dampers and six-pot Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes.
At the heart of the car is a naturally-aspirated 3.9-liter V12 engine that was designed in collaboration with Cosworth — a detuned version of the same dozen-cylinder mill used in the T.50 — that’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission and good for 607hp and 333ft-lbs of torque. GMA is also offering a paddle-shifter-equipped automatic version of the T.33 — though both iterations sport a rear-wheel-drive setup. With the engine weighing less than 400lbs and the transmission tipping the scales at just over 170lbs, Gordon Murray has managed to keep the T.33’s weight down to just 2,403lbs — the exact same weight as a new Mazda Miata. Driving home the fact the T.33 is a true driver’s car, the new model’s interior is plush yet spartan, being devoid of a large touchscreen and instead featuring a flat-bottom steering wheel, honeycomb-structure carbon seats, an analog 4.7” tacho, and a semi-gated stick shift.
Like its T.50 predecessor, the new Gordon Murray Automotive T.33 Supercar will be limited to just 100 examples worldwide. Priced at £1,370,000 (~$1,833,000), the T.33 is slated for an official release sometime in 2024.