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McLaren Automotive y Athletic Propulsion Labs lanzan una nueva colaboración en calzado de lujo HySpeed™

McLaren Automotive y Athletic Propulsion Labs lanzan una nueva colaboración en calzado de lujo HySpeed™

  • Por primera vez, el fabricante de superdeportivos de lujo McLaren Automotive colabora con APL para presentar una silueta totalmente nueva
  • El APL | McLaren HySpeed™ está inspirado en los icónicos supercoches e hipercoches de McLaren
  • La colaboración APL | McLaren HySpeed™ está disponible en cinco combinaciones de colores exclusivas

McLaren Automotive, el fabricante de superdeportivos de lujo, y APL, la marca de calzado deportivo de alto rendimiento, han unido sus fuerzas para crear una nueva gama de calzado de lujo que avanza en diseño, rendimiento, tecnología y construcción.

Inspirada en los icónicos superdeportivos e hiperdeportivos de McLaren, la primera oferta de la colaboración es la edición limitada de APL | McLaren HySpeed™, una nueva e impresionante silueta diseñada como una zapatilla de running de alto rendimiento que marca la primera colaboración de calzado del fabricante de superdeportivos de lujo.

Nacida de la innovación y arraigada en la tecnología, la historia de estas dos empresas icónicas ha seguido un camino similar que las une para formar un nuevo futuro. Ya sea en la pista, en la carretera o en el circuito, APL y McLaren siempre han impulsado las prestaciones a nuevos niveles.

Desde la tecnología patentada Load ‘N Launch® de APL, diseñada para aumentar instantáneamente el salto vertical, hasta el hiperlujoso Speedtail de McLaren y el empeño por la reducción del peso del vehículo para maximizar la eficiencia y la experiencia, el deseo de superar los límites está en el corazón de cada empresa.

Combinando la búsqueda del rendimiento y los materiales de lujo con la artesanía de clase mundial, las técnicas de fabricación de vanguardia y la estética audaz, APL y McLaren representan la máxima expresión del lujo y las prestaciones.

Con un paralelismo tan estrecho, la colaboración se guió naturalmente por los pilares de diseño de McLaren para crear una colección de calzado verdaderamente única. El resultado ha sido el desarrollo de una nueva gama de calzado que avanza en diseño, prestaciones, tecnología y construcción en la categoría de calzado de lujo.

Este calzado único desde la colaboración APL | McLaren ha dado lugar al desarrollo de una silueta completamente nueva, la APL | McLaren HySpeed™, que está diseñada como una zapatilla de running de rendimiento polivalente que se lanza en cinco combinaciones de colores a medida, directamente influenciadas por los supercoches de McLaren.

La APL | McLaren HySpeed™ cuenta con una suela intermedia segmentada en tres piezas con cápsulas APL FutureFoam en la parte delantera y trasera, conectadas por una placa de fibra de carbono ligera de longitud completa, coronada por un compuesto de suela intermedia totalmente nuevo impregnado con nitrógeno, que está diseñado para una capacidad de respuesta suprema y una compactación rica en energía.

Además, la zapatilla tiene un talón de microfibra con alas extendidas y un sistema interno de ajuste avanzado con acolchado de tres piezas en el talón y el Souffle Sockliner característico de APL.

La suela también hace referencia a los detalles de diseño de los superdeportivos de McLaren, con un dibujo de la suela inspirado en los neumáticos de altas prestaciones que están diseñados para la velocidad y el agarre.

“Ha sido un placer colaborar con APL creando la zapatilla APL | McLaren HySpeed™. Encarna a la perfección tanto a McLaren como el ADN y la filosofía de diseño de APL. APL ha desarrollado nuevas tecnologías específicamente para esta zapatilla -inspiradas en nuestro trabajo pionero con materiales ligeros- que también maximizan la comodidad y la experiencia del usuario.

“Como subir a un McLaren, se trata de optimizar el rendimiento, la agilidad y la velocidad”.
Goran Ozbolt, Acting Design Director, McLaren Automotive

“A lo largo de los dos últimos años, los equipos de APL y McLaren han colaborado en innumerables bocetos de diseño, muchas técnicas de construcción diferentes, extensas pruebas de producto y rondas de muestras para crear la zapatilla con las prestaciones más exclusiva que el mercado haya visto jamás.

“Desde el boceto original hasta el lanzamiento del producto al mercado, se han desarrollado tres iteraciones únicas de entresuela con compuestos patentados, múltiples construcciones superiores completamente nuevas utilizando una amplia variedad de materiales y más de 50 combinaciones de colores. La APL | McLaren HySpeed™ es un verdadero ejercicio de excelencia en el diseño y la ingeniería que se creó superando los límites de lo que es posible en el calzado.

“Trabajar con McLaren ha sido un sueño hecho realidad para nosotros en APL. La historia de McLaren en materia de diseño y prestaciones no tiene parangón y la experiencia y la atención al detalle del equipo brillan realmente en esta colaboración. McLaren es uno de los líderes mundiales en el uso de la fibra de carbono y el tejido que hemos creado conjuntamente para el HySpeed™ no sólo es hiperfuncional, sino también increíblemente bello.

“Uno de los más importantes puntos en común entre APL y McLaren es nuestra búsqueda para hacer productos bellamente diseñados que rindan al más alto nivel, y eso es exactamente lo que hemos hecho con esta colaboración. El HySpeed™ es nuestro producto más caro hasta la fecha y es la presentación de nuestra más reciente tecnología de suela intermedia basada en cápsulas. La HySpeed™ cuenta con una entresuela segmentada de tres piezas con cápsulas APL FutureFoam en la parte delantera y trasera que están conectadas por una placa de fibra de carbono de longitud completa coronada por un compuesto de media suela patentado, impregnado con nitrógeno, diseñado para una capacidad de respuesta suprema y una compactaciónn rica en energía. El acolchado del talón sigue el modelo de los asientos ultraligeros del McLaren Senna, que están diseñados para mantenerte en tu sitio, pero son increíblemente cómodos.

“El APL| McLaren HySpeed™ es la culminación de años de trabajo, pero es sólo el comienzo de una colaboración a largo plazo entre APL y McLaren.”
Adam Goldston and Ryan Goldston, APL Co-Founders

La colaboración APL | McLaren viene en White/McLaren Orange, White/Black/Ombre, Rose Dust/Creme, Energy/Metallic Silver e McLaren Orange está disponible para hombre y mujer y se vende por 450 dólares.

Las APL | McLaren HySpeed™ contarán con una caja de diseño especial que tiene casi tantas características como las propias zapatillas.

La caja es estilo cajón y el revestimiento exterior es una combinación de naranja brillante de McLaren, lámina naranja metálica y logotipos en lámina negra. Al sacar el cajón se presenta una caja interior negra y una cubierta de zapato negra ahumada transparente que muestra el dibujo técnico del utillaje del zapato.

Al sacar el cajón por completo, aparece un dibujo del McLaren F1 de calle, uno de los supercoches más emblemáticos y deseados de la historia. Para una colaboración tan especial, y un zapato tan especial, se merecía un envoltorio igual de impresionante.

La colección estará disponible para su compra en línea en www.AthleticPropulsionLabs.com, en la Flagship Store Experience de APL en The Grove en Los Ángeles, y en tiendas seleccionadas de todo el mundo a partir del 2 de agosto de 2022.

 

Sobre McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive es un creador de supercoches de lujo y alto rendimiento.

Cada vehículo se ensambla a mano en el Centro de Producción de McLaren (MPC) en Woking, Surrey, Inglaterra.

Lanzada en 2010, la empresa es ahora la parte de mayor tamaño del Grupo McLaren.

La cartera de productos de la empresa, compuesta por modelos GT, superdeportivos, Motorsport y Ultimate, se vende a través de más de 100 distribuidores en más de 40 mercados de todo el mundo.

McLaren es una empresa pionera que no deja de superar los límites. En 1981, introdujo el chasis de fibra de carbono ligero y resistente en la Fórmula 1 con el McLaren MP4/1.

Después, en 1993, diseñó y construyó el coche de calle McLaren F1; desde entonces, la empresa no ha vuelto a construir un coche sin chasis de fibra de carbono. Como parte de las Ultimate Series, McLaren fue la primera en entregar un hipercoche híbrido, el McLaren P1™. En 2016, anunció un nuevo hiper-GT híbrido y confirmó en 2018 que el siguiente coche Ultimate sería el Speedtail.

En 2019, McLaren lanzó el 600LT Spider, el nuevo GT y el McLaren Senna GTR sólo para circuito. También desveló el 620R y el McLaren Elva antes de lanzar el 765LT al año siguiente.

Recientemente, la compañía presentó su nuevo supercoche híbrido de altas prestaciones, el McLaren Artura.

El Artura es el primer McLaren que se beneficia de la arquitectura ligera de carbono de McLaren (MCLA). La MCLA se ha diseñado, desarrollado y fabricado en el Centro Tecnológico de Composites de McLaren, en la región inglesa de Sheffield, utilizando procesos pioneros en el mundo, y será la punta de lanza del futuro electrificado de la marca.

McLaren Automotive también ha optado por asociarse con empresas y organizaciones líderes en el mundo, con ideas afines, que superan los límites en sus respectivos campos. Entre ellas se encuentran AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, Gulf, InfiniteWorld, Pirelli, Richard Mille, Plan International y Tumi.

Sobre McLaren Group:
McLaren Group es un líder mundial en el sector de la automoción de lujo y el motorsport de élite, centrado en sus negocios de supercoches y competición.

Fundado en 1963 por el piloto, ingeniero y empresario Bruce McLaren, el Grupo está formado por McLaren Automotive, que construye a mano supercoches ligeros, y McLaren Racing, donde tiene una participación mayoritaria, que compite en el Campeonato Mundial de Fórmula 1 y en la INDYCAR de Estados Unidos.

El Grupo tiene su sede mundial en el emblemático Centro Tecnológico de McLaren en Woking, Surrey, Inglaterra.

Con una reputación de innovación y excelencia tecnológica, McLaren es una de las mayores empresas independientes del Reino Unido.

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Petersen Automotive Museum | ANDY WARHOL – Cars Works From The Mercedes Benz Art Collection

Petersen Automotive Museum | ANDY WARHOL – Cars Works From The Mercedes Benz Art Collection

OPENING JULY 23
IN THE ARMAND HAMMER FOUNDATION GALLERY

Supported by:

// EXHIBITION INCLUDED WITH THE PURCHASE OF A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET OR WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP | VEHICLES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE //

EXHIBITION ABSTRACT

Andy Warhol: Cars
Works from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection

Commissioned on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the motor car, Andy Warhol’s uncompleted 1986/87 Cars series was to include 80 pictures intended to record the history of the motor car from the Daimler Motor Coach and Benz Patent Motor Car, both dating from 1886, to the present day. The last series of pictures to be undertaken in his lifetime, only 36 silk-screen paintings and 13 drawings representing eight different Mercedes-Benz models were completed. Much like his previous work involving the iconography of branded consumer products and celebrities, Warhol managed to bring together the image of the automobile, and more specifically the Mercedes-Benz brand, within the context of high art.

Having started his career in advertising before becoming an artist, and eventually developing into what he called a “business artist,” Warhol’s commissions represent an acknowledgment of the commercial reality of artistic production often concealed by modern notions of the autonomous artist. Falling just outside of Warhol’s specific “iconography of the everyday,” these vintage automobiles, like many exclusive luxury products, are desired by many but scarcely available to the masses. Thus, as objects of general longing and icons of automotive history, the abstracted images associated with these consumer products occupy a prominent space within cultural memory. In this exhibition, these highly allusive automobiles and their images appear within the context of two celebrated brands, Mercedes-Benz and the one that Andy Warhol constructed for himself.

Co-Curated by Dr. Renate Wiehager
Head of the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection, Stuttgart, Berlin

© 2022 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol
Mercedes-Benz W 125 Grand Prix Car, 1937
1986
Silkscreen, acrylic on canvas

1937 MERCEDES-BENZ

W 125 GRAND PRIX CAR

1954 MERCEDES-BENZ

W 196 R FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX CAR

1970 MERCEDES-BENZ

TYPE C 111-II EXPERIMENTAL VEHICLE

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McLaren Customer Racing takes track performance to a new level with the 720S GT3X

McLaren Customer Racing takes track performance to a new level with the 720S GT3X

  • 720S GT3X developed by McLaren Customer Racing for track use only, without restriction of motorsport regulations
  • Based on 720S GT3 race car, but not homologated for racing
  • Hand-built, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 develops up to 750PS

McLaren Customer Racing has confirmed that an unrestricted version of its 720S GT3 race car, the 720S GT3X, is available to order through the McLaren Motorsport Retailer Network. Designed and developed in-house by the motorsport arm of McLaren Automotive, the GT3X is for track use only but is not homologated for any racing class or championship. Without the need to comply with competition regulations, increased levels of power and performance have allowed McLaren Customer Racing to further exploit the chassis and aerodynamic characteristics of its latest-specification, race-winning 720S GT3 to optimise circuit driving enjoyment.

Pioneering in the field of lightweight and safety in motorsport, McLaren introduced the first all-carbon fibre chassis to Formula 1 in 1981 with the McLaren MP4/1. Since then, carbon fibre has been at the core of every McLaren and the 720S GT3X features the MonoCage II chassis that provides a strong, light and safe environment for its occupants.

Performance comes from a hand-built 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine, optimised to combine features from the 720S road car and the 720S GT3 race car.  Coupled to a six-speed sequential motorsport transmission, a unique version of the M840T engine features a blueprinted cylinder head, strengthened pistons, ‘Diamond Like Carbon’ (DLC) coating and a lightweight performance exhaust system. The track-focused components and systems deliver the same 720PS (710bhp) as the road car, with a further 30PS (30bhp) boost function available to the driver through a steering wheel-mounted ‘push-to-pass’ button.

The lightweight 720S GT3X tips the scales at just 1,210kg (2,668lbs) and displays the extreme weight-saving efforts that have been taken into consideration to remove all non-essential or luxury items where possible, leaving the driver with just what they need to extract the best performance. Each of these measures combine to give the 720S GT3X a power-to-weight ratio of 620PS*-per-tonne.

The development programme has seen a focus on pure engineering, innovative aerodynamics and efficient design, with thousands of track kilometres covered across Europe and the Middle East. Freed from sporting regulations, the 720S GT3X is a performance-optimised version of the already-bespoke GT3 race car, with the bodywork’s flowing lines developed using ‘Computational Fluid Dynamics’ (CFD) and Formula 1 wind tunnel technology. The aerodynamically sculpted shape is hand-finished in metallic MSO Carbon Black paint. A refined pinstripe in heritage McLaren Orange – a nod to the historic race-winning McLaren Formula 1 cars of the 1960s – accentuates the lower edges of the ground-hugging body shape and the outer rim of the gloss black centre-locking wheel rims, while an ‘X’ graphic stretches across the upper canopy.

The stripped-out cabin features extensive use of lightweight carbon fibre and is designed around outright track performance and functionality. A carbon fibre and Kevlar FIA-approved race seat hugs the driver, while the pedal box and steering wheel adjust to ensure the perfect driving position. The ergonomically-designed race steering wheel is fitted with all key functions via intuitive rotary switches and buttons meaning everything is at the driver’s fingertips. Thrill-seeking friends can also experience the speeds and exhilaration of being on a track as the interior of the 720S GT3X has been designed to accommodate a fully safety-compliant race seat on the passenger side of the cabin, complete with six-point race harness. Modifications over the race car include a revised design to the roll-cage to accommodate a passenger without compromising on safety and enhanced crash structures around the occupant safety cell.

In addition to delivering a new type of performance on the track, the 720S GT3X delivers a new level of ownership experience. As part of the purchase and ownership package, McLaren Automotive can provide dedicated technical track support for each owner. This programme is carried out by the customer support engineers from the in-house McLaren Customer Racing division – the team that has designed and developed the model alongside the 720S GT3 global customer race program.

Due to GT3 balance of performance requirements, the 720S GT3 car has to run with a considerably reduced power output than the road-going 720S Spider and Coupe variants. The brief for the GT3X project was to unleash the full potential of the 720S GT3 car using a massively increased power output to fully exploit the aerodynamics and chassis dynamics of the car. Additionally, the car is now able to carry passengers for the first time, thanks to the re-design of a new bespoke roll-cage and passenger seat installation. Brake cooling has also been improved to cope with the additional demands of increased speed and the mass of a passenger.

The 720S GT3X now offers a unique opportunity to experience a fully-fledged GT3 car. The lap time is significantly reduced from the GT3 benchmark through both the huge standard power increase and the additional 30bhp from the push-to-pass button. The end result is a car that offers a truly unique experience.”
Ian Morgan, Director, McLaren Customer Racing

The 720S GT3X is available to order now from the 11 official McLaren Motorsport Retailers worldwide: McLaren Glasgow, McLaren Zurich, McLaren Frankfurt, McLaren Beverly Hills, McLaren Houston, McLaren Newport Beach, McLaren Philadelphia, McLaren San Francisco, McLaren Toronto, McLaren Auckland and McLaren Melbourne. Each retailer can also offer technical and servicing support for the track-only model.

Rob Bell, McLaren Factory Driver, demonstrates the capabilities of the McLaren 720S GT3X on the Portimao Circuit,

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McLaren Automotive has enjoyed significant success with its range of pioneering sports and supercars since the start of production in 2011. Alongside its road-focused models, the company has been winning races with motorsport derivatives of key models since 2012. Based on the highly-accomplished 720S road car, the 720S GT3 debuted in 2019 with private race teams competing at the highest level – and proved immediately successful. In fact, in its first race, the 720S GT3 took pole position and went on to score its first ever race win against a field of world-class opposition, proving that McLaren had designed and developed another race-winner.

About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company’s product portfolio of GT, supercar, Motorsport and Ultimate models are retailed through over 85 retailers in 40 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1.

Then in 1993  it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car – the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™. In 2016, it announced a new hybrid hyper-GT would be engineering, confirming this next Ultimate Series car as the Speedtail in 2018.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider, the new GT and the track-only McLaren Senna GTR. It also unveiled the 620R and McLaren Elva before launching the 765LT the following year.

Most recently, the company unveiled its all-new high-performance hybrid supercar, the McLaren Artura.

The Artura is the first McLaren to benefit from the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA). The MCLA is designed, developed and manufactured at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region of England using world-first process and will spearhead the brand’s electrified future.

McLaren Automotive also chooses to partner with like-minded world-leading companies and organisations who push the boundaries in their respective fields. These include AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, Gulf, Pirelli,  Richard Mille and Tumi.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied.

Chaos - Automotive – by Spyros Panopoulos
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Chaos – Automotive – by Spyros Panopoulos

¿QUÉ ES UN ULTRA CAR?

¿Y si… alguien te dijera que hay un vehículo construido con tecnología del futuro, hecho con una impresora 3D, utilizando materiales de tecnología aeroespacial aplicados por primera vez en un automóvil?

¿Qué pasa si … Qué pasa si …… Qué pasa si … ..

Chaos - Automotive – by Spyros Panopoulos

Chaos – Automotive – by Spyros Panopoulos

Las palabras no pueden describir las emociones y la adrenalina que esta obra maestra de la tecnología provoca en su conductor. No es solo un automóvil, es el epítome del futuro, el siguiente paso en la evolución automotriz, una obra de arte, una obra maestra.

It is the first Ultra car proudly made in Greece, the country where culture originated, and the future is born.

INTERIORES

2 incorporados en los asientos monocasco de fibra de carbono y Zylon con Alcantara, para un centro de gravedad más bajo y una configuración perfecta de balanceo y cabeceo (balanceo = el ángulo entre la carrocería del automóvil y un eje longitudinal. El balanceo es causado por fuerzas centrífugas y una pista “irregular” superficies.) – (Inclinación – El ángulo entre la carrocería del automóvil y un eje transversal. La inclinación es causada por la aceleración o desaceleración del automóvil. Se nota más cuando se frena con fuerza, con el automóvil tendiendo a inclinarse hacia adelante.

Volante de titanio Anadiaplasi impreso en 3D, pedales de titanio Anadiaplasi impresos en 3D, espejo retrovisor de titanio Anadiaplasi impreso en 3D con 2 cámaras integradas, caja de columna de volante de magnesio impresa en 3D

Paneles de zylon boor, salpicadero de coche Zylon con Alcantara

Palanquilla con diseño en X fresado con punta de 7 ejes Palanquilla Tennalumsuper alloy Ultrarresistencia: aleación máxima (límite elástico de 683Mpa), tiene la resistencia mecánica más alta de todas las aleaciones de aluminio disponibles comercialmente (2.5 veces más fuerte que 6061 y 35% más fuerte que 7075) y excede eso de muchos aceros. De hecho, su límite elástico se aproxima al de los aceros inoxidables preendurecidos (HRC 26-32) de las series 41XX y 400, pero a un tercio del peso. En relación fuerza-peso, Tennalum supera a casi todas las demás aleaciones de ingeniería existentes (33% mejor desempeño fuerza-peso que 7075 y 28% mejor desempeño que 6Al-4V Grado 5 Titanio)

Super aleación Tennalum, Sinker EDM
La técnica de electroerosión por inmersión utiliza un electrodo de forma energizado en un baño sumergido de fluido dieléctrico para mecanizar metales conductores y ofrece un método de fabricación eficiente para producir detalles de piezas complejas que son difíciles de mecanizar con otros métodos, como máquinas de 5 ejes, etc. equipado con un generador de energía de velocidad inteligente (ISPG) que, utilizando tecnologías patentadas, establece nuevos estándares en la calidad de la superficie, la eliminación de material y la precisión de la forma. El desgaste de los electrodos se reduce en todas las operaciones de mecanizado, desde el desbaste hasta el acabado, con electrodos de cobre o grafito. La productividad muestra un aumento promedio del 30 por ciento e incluso puede alcanzar el 100 por ciento para las formas pre-molidas. Incluso en presencia de cavidades profundas y estrechas, con malas condiciones de lavado, se puede obtener un aumento del 50 por ciento en la velocidad de erosión sin un aumento en el desgaste del electrodo. Parece que cuanto más complejo es el diseño del pistón, mayor es la calidad de la superficie.

Titanio impreso en 3D Anadiaplasi Stainless Tool Steel H13 impreso en 3D Anadiaplasi (no recomendado para esta configuración

AERODINÁMICA

Se ha hecho especial hincapié en el estudio y diseño de la aerodinámica, ya que son dos factores en los que nos hemos apoyado para la construcción de todo el coche, lo que lo convierte en la actualidad en el mejor vehículo después de la F1.

A velocidades de más de 500 km en condiciones de pista, para lograr el tiempo de giro máximo, todo debe estar perfectamente diseñado y debemos agotar todo el margen de mejora.

El spoiler delantero proporciona una carga aerodinámica total de 2.780 N y una resistencia total de 408 N y una eficiencia aerodinámica: Ci / Cd = 6.813, números y proporciones que solo se pueden encontrar en los autos de F1.

El piso también está diseñado de manera innovadora, con el fin de aprovechar el efecto Venturi, es decir, la diferencia de presión y velocidad de la parte superior del automóvil con la inferior y minimizar la elevación del automóvil y empujarlo al suelo con mayor fuerza en combinación con el gran difusor.

Las aletas verticales debajo del piso ayudan a mantener el flujo de aire laminar (aire que fluye en un camino suave) fuera de la parte trasera del vehículo; sin estas aletas verticales, el aire puede volverse turbulento (direcciones de cruce del flujo de aire). El flujo de aire laminar aumenta la eficiencia a medida que el aire turbulento disminuye la eficiencia al crear resistencia.

En cuanto a la superficie frontal y la forma en que se transfiere el aire de la parte delantera a la trasera, el diseño ayuda a que el aire abrace al vehículo y pase casi todo por la parte delantera de las alas, alrededor del monocasco y salga por las vías respiratorias traseras. con tendencia a empujar el coche al suelo. Los conductos de aire traseros tienen un volumen de flujo de aire / 16.990m3 / HR y son capaces de suministrar caballos de fuerza superiores a los 3.000 caballos de fuerza.

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Hennessey Announces Venom F5 Hypercar is Sold Out

Hennessey Announces Venom F5 Hypercar is Sold Out

Monterey Car Week buyers snap-up remaining Venom F5 models

  • Two production vehicles on display at The Quail and Pebble Beach Concours help secure final sales of the 300+ mph hypercar
  • “Selling out is just the beginning of the F5 journey,” says Founder and CEO John Hennessey
  • Sales allocation for each of the 24 bespoke $2.1M hypercars from Hennessey Performance is now complete
Sealy, Texas – High-performance vehicle specialist Hennessey Special Vehicles has announced it has sold all its Venom F5 hypercars. The Texas-based company showed a pair of Venom F5 customer cars at Monterey Car week where orders were confirmed for the remaining models of the 24-vehicle run.

The F5 pair were shown at The Quail – A Motorsports Gathering, the Pebble Beach Concours and McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the week-long celebration of all things automotive in California. Tens of thousands of fans joined Hennessey customers in admiring the ‘performance follows function’ form of the F5 along with its luxurious, driver-focused interior.

John Hennessey, company founder and CEO: “Showing two of the latest F5 models at The Quail and Pebble Beach alongside the likes of Bugatti, Lamborghini and Koenigsegg was an honor for the whole Hennessey team. The fact that we secured orders from customers who saw the cars at the events is testament to the quality our team has achieved… and we’re yet to reach the vehicle’s full potential!”

Hennessey’s $2.1M twin-turbocharged, 6.6-liter V8 hypercar boasts 1,817 hp and 1,193 lb-ft of torque making it the most powerful hypercar ever made. Hennessey’s team focused on quality of workmanship, and simplicity of design and engineering to deliver a hypercar without peers.

With the show season drawing to a close, the engineering team may return to final validation testing on roads and racing circuits. The final phase of testing will see the team refine the car’s full-power acceleration, high-speed stability and braking. Once the engineering team signs-off this final development phase, Hennessey has its sights set on a top speed surpassing 311 mph (500 kph).

John Hennessey: “Selling out is just the beginning of the F5 journey for us, our customers and our fans. Production has already begun, with customer deliveries starting this year and continuing through 2023. That’s not all, as we’ve saved a few more surprises for the F5, including the Track Pack enhancements, plus something else that’s literally out of this world!”

America’s Hypercar


Hennessey Venom F5



The Venom F5 is an all-new hypercar designed and built from the ground up with one goal in mind: To be the absolute fastest road car on earth.

Hennessey and team have developed a completely new design, chassis and carbon fiber body focused on aerodynamics to achieve the lowest possible drag. The exterior of the F5 is shaped by aerodynamics and inspired by the pursuit of speed. The entire car exudes determination, purpose and drama from every direction with sculpted aerodynamic ducting and sharp, powerful lines to give the car a real sense of speed and intent, even while stationary.

“Our customers love speed, so we’re fired-up to push the boundaries of what’s possible to attempt the world’s fastest production car record, but the Venom F5 is about more than just speed and power. This car will handle superbly, quality is exceptional, there are more than 3,000 bespoke parts, materials are exquisite, everything is a fitting tribute to 30 years of the Hennessey brand.”

The rear-wheel drive F5 produces 1,817 hp and weighs a mere 1,360 kg (2,998 lb). These facts combine to deliver a power-to-weight ratio of 1.34 hp-per-kg (1,298 hp-per-ton) – well in excess of any road car on sale today. As a key strength of the F5, its tremendous power and lightweight construction help to shape the extreme, visceral and untameable nature of the F5 as an unstoppable force in the hypercar world.

The F5 is powered by a rear-mid-mounted 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that generates 1,817 hp at 8,000 rpm. This power, 277 hp/liter, in a car that weighs just 1,360 kg (2,998 lb) generates a power-to-weight ratio of 1.34 hp/kg (1,298 hp/ton) – the highest of any road car.

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Polestar Precept: el futuro cercano de la automoción

Polestar Precept: el futuro cercano de la automoción

Polestar Precept no es un concept car convencional. Es la encarnación de nuestras ambiciones de diseño, tecnología y sostenibilidad. Una visión que conducirá a Polestar 5, nuestro GT de 4 puertas de rendimiento eléctrico, que se lanzará en 2024.

No es un concept car, sino un auto de declaración.

La industria automotriz se enfrenta a cuestiones urgentes sobre el diseño y el impacto medioambiental. Precept tiene como objetivo dar respuesta a estas preguntas, mostrando nuestro compromiso con la movilidad eléctrica sostenible y comprometida.

El siguiente paso en la evolución de Polestar

El precepto es ambicioso y lógico. El siguiente paso para Polestar, no un salto. Combina materiales sostenibles que ya se pueden producir, tecnología en desarrollo y un lenguaje de diseño futurista pero realista. Lo tomamos prestado de mañana. No dentro de cincuenta años.

Innovación intencional

No podemos permitirnos perder el tiempo en vuelos de fantasía de ciencia ficción. Precept define y muestra posibles soluciones a los desafíos del mundo real que tenemos ante nosotros. Cuestiona las convenciones sin dejarse llevar por las ensoñaciones.

PETERSEN Automotive Museum - The California automotive museum celebrates 60 years of the Bond film franchise.
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PETERSEN – The California automotive museum celebrates 60 years of the Bond film franchise.

PETERSEN Automotive Museum – The California automotive museum celebrates 60 years of the Bond film franchise.

THE LARGEST OFFICIAL BOND VEHICLE EXHIBIT IN THE UNITED STATES LOCATED IN THE MULLIN FAMILY GRAND SALON

OPEN September 25, 2021 THROUGH October 22, 2022

SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS

EXHIBITION ABSTRACT

Produced in collaboration with EON Productions and The Ian Fleming® Foundation, Bond in Motion is the first official exhibition in the United States to feature original vehicles from the James Bond film franchise. The exhibit celebrates the 60th anniversary of the 007 films, since Dr. No was released in 1962.

With the publication of his first spy novel, Casino Royale (1953), author and former naval intelligence officer Ian Fleming introduced the world to the enchanting exploits of James Bond, a British officer in the Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6. In all, Fleming would produce twelve novels and two short stories, laying the foundation for what would become a global literary and cinematic legacy.

Beginning in 1962, with the movie adaptation of Fleming’s sixth title, Dr. No, the exciting and dangerous world of James Bond was translated to screen, setting the tone for Bond films to come. Much like the novels on which they are based, Bond films combine the adventure of exotic locations and scheming villains with the action of death-defying stunts, and heart-pounding chases in nearly every type of vehicle imaginable. Often modified by quartermaster “Q,” these vehicles, much like Bond himself, conceal their true nature until their weapons and gadgetry become important plot devices.

The Bond in Motion exhibit offers visitors a rare up-close experience of the most iconic vehicles associated with the world’s most famous secret agent, 007.

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Czinger unveils groundbreaking 21C production specification vehicle

Czinger unveils groundbreaking 21C production specification vehicle


Exclusive Performance Car Uses Innovative Design And Manufacturing Technologies

Czinger, the trailblazing company that uses an in-house invented Human-AI production system to build state-of-the-art high-performance vehicles, unveiled today its final production spec 21C hypercar. The 21C expresses the apex of Human-AI creativity.

The Czinger 21C, the first model in a series of exclusive performance vehicles – production will be limited to 80 cars – was created in part using additive manufacturing technologies. Each component manufactured using this technology is computationally engineered using AI, optimized for weight and performance, and is beautifully finished by hand. Czinger’s proprietary manufacturing technologies, in-house developed powertrain, and iconic design will guide its future family of vehicles.

This new hypercar showcases significant updates since its first public introduction in March 2020 ahead of the cancelled Geneva International Motor Show, including an updated width of 2050 mm. With 1250 hp and a dry weight under 1240 kg, the 21C achieves a true 1:1 power-to- weight ratio. It also features all-wheel drive with a strong hybrid powertrain that includes:

  • An in-house developed 2.88-liter, flat crank V8 with twin turbos located mid-vehicle
  • Two high output electric motors, each powering a front wheel with torque vectoring
  • An ultra-light, sequential seven-speed automated manual transmission gearbox
  • Total output of 1250hp redlining at 11,000 rpm (A 100hp upgrade is offered providing 1350 hp)
  • The 21C V8 is designed to use a range of fuels, including carbon recycled methanol and other e-fuels, so it can be run as a zero emission vehicle

The 21C’s hybrid powertrain uses the world’s most power dense production IC engine as its foundation. It is a 2.88 liter, flat-plane crank V8 with twin turbos located mid-vehicle. The V8 is coupled with an 800V electric drive and regen system. An e-motor drives each front wheel and the batteries are charged during operation both through regenerative braking and a Motor Generator Unit (MGU) using a gear drive that is attached to the IC engine. The total strong hybrid system delivers a peak output of 1250hp (1233bhp).

The hypercar has a top speed up to 281 mph in optional low drag vmax configuration. Putting the driver and passenger in the center position for ultimate weight distribution, aero and driver engagement, its quarter mile time is 8.1 seconds, and it goes 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kph) in 1.9 seconds; 0 to 186 mph (300 kph) to 0 in 13.8 seconds and 0 to 248 mph (400 kph) to 0 in 27.1 seconds; 0 to 186 mph (300 kph) in 8.5 seconds; and 0 to 248 mph (400 kph) in 21.3 seconds. It has a >3:1 Lift / Drag Ratio with 615 kg downforce @ 100mph and 2,500 kg @ 200mph (high downforce configuration).

The hypercar is designed, built, and manufactured in Los Angeles using cutting-edge technology tools that are integrated into a patented production system. This system includes automated AI based design and optimization software, patented additive manufacturing driven processes, high accuracy automated assembly and novel performance materials. This revolutionary technology enables Czinger’s design and engineering team to unlock performance and styling not before seen in the automotive industry.

Computationally engineered, printed and assembled, each component is at the frontier of theoretical performance. For example, the front upper control arm is hollow with internal structures allowing it to achieve significant mass savings compared to a traditional tooled variant, thereby greatly reducing un-sprung mass and further driving the 21C’s dominating performance.

The 21C is highly customizable both from a specification and individual personalization perspective. Presented in two fully homologated specifications, a lightweight high downforce configuration and a low drag configuration, both cars are powered by Czinger’s in-house powertrain and display its iconic design language and in-line seating architecture.

Czinger first unveiled its groundbreaking 21C in 2020 and confirmed that its halo hypercar is just the start of a family of exclusive performance vehicles created for the 21st century – all using the company’s in-house developed design and manufacturing technology and proprietary drivetrain.

For media information on the brand, 21C and interviews with the Czinger executive team, and new images of the production specification 21C please use media.czinger.com or contact us.

Designed, engineered, developed and handcrafted in Bentley’s carbon neutral luxury automotive factory

NEW CONTINENTAL GT SPEED GAINS TRACTION

NEW CONTINENTAL GT SPEED GAINS TRACTION

  • The most capable, performance-focused Bentley yet – with no compromise to comfort or luxury
  • Highly advanced new chassis technologies for extraordinary journeys
  • To be revealed at 16:00 GMT, 23 March, 2021
Bentley Motors is preparing to unveil the most dynamic road car in its 101 year history.

Designed, engineered, developed and handcrafted in Bentley’s carbon neutral luxury automotive factory, the new third-generation Continental GT Speed is the ultimate performance-focused interpretation of the world’s benchmark luxury Grand Tourer.
With highly advanced chassis technology, and styling cues specific to Continental GT Speed, the extraordinary journey continues at 16:00 GMT, 23rd March 2021
Notes to editors
Continental GT Speed is available to order in all markets, except mainland China, and is currently not available in EU27, UK, Switzerland, Israel, Ukraine, Norway, Turkey and Vietnam.
Bentley Motors is the most sought-after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering, Mulliner and production of the company’s three model lines, Continental, Flying Spur, and Bentayga. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 4,000 people at Crewe.
Gordon Murray Automotive reveals the T.50s

Gordon Murray Automotive reveals the T.50s Niki Lauda with the mission to deliver an on-track experience like no other car in history

Gordon Murray Automotive reveals the T.50s Niki Lauda with the mission to deliver an on-track experience like no other car in history

• All-new T.50s Niki Lauda revealed: designed and engineered to offer “an on track experience like no other car to date.”
• Production limited to just 25 cars
• Designed, engineered and developed in parallel with the groundbreaking T.50 supercar
• Hundreds of components changed to optimise the car for track use
• Engineered without compromise, weighing just 852kg
• Powered by a 725bhp naturally aspirated V12 engine which weighs only 162kg and revs to 12,100rpm
• Named after legendary three-time F1 world champion and Gordon Murray’s former Brabham teammate, Niki Lauda
• Car unveiled on Niki Lauda’s birthday
• Offers a unique and highly personalised ownership experience, witheach chassis named after one of Gordon Murray’s grand prix victories Gordon Murray Automotive has unveiled its T.50s Niki Lauda track-focused supercar for the first time. Developed in parallel with the T.50, the most driver-centric supercar ever built, the T.50s Niki Lauda has been conceived, designed and engineered to offer the ultimate on-track driving experience. Like the T.50, the T.50s Niki Lauda has been designed and engineered without compromise but with an even more extreme specification. It weighs just 852kg and will be powered by a substantially redesigned version of the T.50’s Cosworth-engineered 3.9-litre V12, producing 725bhp, revving to 12,100rpm and going through a newlydesigned Xtrac six-speed paddle-shift gearbox. Advanced aerodynamics, aided by a 400mm rear-mounted fan, will produce up to 1500kg of downforce for optimum track
performance.

Just 25 T.50s Niki Lauda’s will be made, costing £3.1m (before taxes). Production will start in January 2023 at Gordon Murray Automotive’s Manufacturing centre in Dunsfold, Surrey, UK, after the run of 100 T.50 supercars is completed. Professor Gordon Murray CBE: “The T.50 is the ultimate road-going supercar, but I always dreamed of taking it one step further… to build a version that will deliver an ontrack driving experience like no other car in history. “When we created the McLaren F1 GTR it was developed from the F1 road car. From its inception the T.50s Niki Lauda, though, was designed in parallel with the T.50. For the T.50 our target was clear, to make the best driver’s car for the road. With the T.50s Niki Lauda it was equally clear, to make it the best driver’s car for the track. Putting it another way, we asked ourselves what would be the coolest thing to drive on track and create a track driving experience like no other car in history?”

“We had no interest in achieving the ultimate lap time or creating an over-tyred and over-downforced spaceship at the expense of driver involvement, because ultimately you have to possess an F1 driver level of skill and fitness to get the best out of them.” “Instead, I laid out some parameters to create the ultimate driver’s car and experience on track: a central driving position, a V12 just behind your ear revving to over 12,000rpm, producing over 700 horsepower and with an even faster response time than Vthe T.50, downforce limited to 1500kg and a weight of under 900kg. Plus the ability to turn up at any track, make a few basic checks and have fun, without the need for an
entire support crew.

“In my view it doesn’t get better than that and is driving in its purest form. The T.50s Niki Lauda will give a visceral connection between driver, car and track, the like of which has
not been experienced to date. “I can just imagine going round your favourite circuit, sitting in the middle with that unsilenced V12 screaming just behind you – the driving experience will be something special. With a power to weight ratio better than that of a naturally aspirated LMP1 car, it is also going to be searingly quick and, with such a low weight, will change direction like
an F1 car.

“With the direction of travel of the automotive industry, it’s hard to imagine that there will ever be another car quite like this. Especially not one with a central driving position, a
high revving naturally aspirated V12 engine and that is so lightweight. I believe it will go on to define its era.”

Design
Gordon Murray and the team have worked hard on the T.50s body design to achieve their aerodynamic performance targets, whilst retaining the T.50’s balanced and classic
proportions.

The dramatic aerodynamic features of the T.50s Niki Lauda instantly give away its performance potential. A striking central fin designed to enhance stability features a Niki
Lauda logo. At the rear, the distinctive 400mm fan from the T.50 is retained, accompanied by an even larger rear diffuser and a new delta wing. The rear grille features a T.50s badge and ‘Fan Car’ script.BThe aerodynamic elements continue at the front of the car. Barge boards are sculpted to improve airflow to the side ducts, which house the oil cooling systems for the engine and
transmission. A splitter and dive planes are also prominent and further reflect the car’s aero-influenced design. At the same time, the purity of the T.50 is not lost, creating a purposeful yet elegant look.

Owners will be able to individualise their T.50s through their choice of colours and liveries, so that no two cars will be alike. Professor Gordon Murray CBE: “The styling of the T.50s is completely aero driven, but still attractive. There’s not one body panel carried over from the T.50, but the road car has such a strong and classic shape that it still manages to shine through.”

Engine and transmission
The Cosworth-designed 3.9-litre V12 engine is a dramatically different version of the engine that powers the T.50. It is even more powerful and faster-revving too, delivering 711PS at 11,500rpm, on its way to a 12,100rpm rev-limit. At 178hp/litre, the specific power output of the T.50s Niki Lauda’s V12 exceeds that of the all-conquering Cosworth DFV Formula One engine. The power-to weight ratio of 835PS/tonne betters that of a naturally aspirated LMP1 car.

The T.50s Niki Lauda’s engine is fed by a newly-designed, roof-mounted, highperformance RAM induction airbox (which can increase maximum power to 725bhp). The maximum torque figure is 485Nm, produced at 9,000rpm. A newly-developed, bespoke, straight-through exhaust system also takes the engine sound to a new level. Right through the rev-range it promises to be one of the greatest and most characterful sounding cars ever made.

The state of the art V12 pushes the boundaries of engine design even further, with many new components. Changes include completely revised cylinder heads and camshafts,
plus a higher compression ratio of 15:1. Through meticulous attention to detail, this new iteration of the Cosworth GMA V12 weighs just 162kg, 16kg less than what was already the lightest road-going V12 engine ever. The weight-saving measures extend to the intake, exhaust and control systems, as well as the engine itself. All the valves are made from titanium, while there is no variable
valve timing due to the additional weight of the geartrain and electronic control system.

A simpler induction system features 12 throttle bodies on top of the engine, fed directly by the racing-style air box. The exhaust system does without catalytic converters, has
thinner Inconel walls and, with only track noise limits to meet, benefits from smaller silencers.

A bespoke Xtrac IGS (Instantaneous Gearshift) six-speed paddle shift gearbox is fitted, designed to fit the exacting packaging and weight demands of the T.50s. As part of Xtrac’s efforts to minimise weight wherever possible, even the gears are lighter, contributing to a 5kg total weight reduction. Both the gearbox and the clutch are electronically actuated. Ratios have been chosen to optimise on-track performance and driver enjoyment and engagement, delivering a top speed of approximately 200-210mph. A set of closer ratios optimised for shorter circuits will also be offered, allowing owners to make the most of all six gears via the steering column-mounted paddles. In this configuration, the T.50s Niki Lauda will reach around 170mph flat-out.

Chassis, body and suspension

The T.50s Niki Lauda is built around a specially developed, lightweight carbon fibre monocoque. Optimised for weight reduction and structural rigidity, it is constructed using advanced part-binding technology, with carbon fibre wrapped around a honeycomb aluminium core. This stiffness and strength also contributes to the T.50s’s exceptional occupant safety, with precisely engineered deformable areas. Passengers are further protected by an F1- style ‘passenger safety cell’. Exterior body panels, all unique to the T.50s, are also made from ultra-lightweight
carbon fibre. Windows and screens use glazing that has been further reduced in weight from the road car specification. For exceptional levels of confidence inspiring on-track dynamics, the T.50s Niki Lauda utilises the same forged aluminium front and rear double wishbone suspension system as the T.50. However, the springs, dampers and anti-roll bar have been respecified to optimise track performance, while the ride height has been lowered to 87mm at the front and 116mm at the rear.

As part of the Trackspeed package, the T.50s Niki Lauda’s chassis can be adjusted to find the ideal setup for its owner. Both the chassis settings and the aerodynamics are
fully adjustable.

Steering
The T.50s Niki Lauda retains the T.50’s rack and pinion steering, but with a revised steering ratio.

Brakes
The Brembo carbon ceramic discs of the T.50 are carried over to the T.50s Niki Lauda (370mm x 34mm front/340mm x 34mm rear), with six-piston front callipers and fourpiston rear callipers. The braking system and aerodynamics combine to produce incredible deceleration of 3.5G. To ensure the brakes maintain their phenomenal performance throughout a track session, new ducting around each wheel is designed to improve brake cooling.

Wheels and tyres
The T.50s sits on unique and exceptionally light magnesium forged 18-inch wheels, weighing less than 6kg each, with Formula One-style lightweight wheel hubs and a centre lock attachment. The wheels are wrapped in Michelin slick tyres, measuring 250mm wide at the front (25/64 18”) and 300mm wide at the rear (30/68 18”). A wet option is also provided.

Aerodynamics

The T.50s Niki Lauda has completely new aero, which combines to create 1500kg of downforce. This includes a new 1,758mm-wide, rear-mounted delta wing, the design of which was inspired by the front wing on Murray’s 1983 Brabham BT52 Formula One car and is just as effective today as it was then. The front of the T.50s features a splitter with a central aerofoil section, which generates huge load figures to balance out those from the rear wing. The splitter’s central channel reduces the car’s sensitivity to pitch while allowing airflow under the car to continue to
drive the central diffuser section, keeping the efficiency of the entire aero package high.

Dive planes include horizontal elements paired with a vertical duct to manage wheel arch pressures and tyre wake, reducing drag and improving efficiency. A pair of NACA ducts have been perfectly positioned on the front clam shell in a region of high pressure and where the thin boundary layer is ideal for cooling the large front brakes. A central fin stretching from the top of the roof to the rear lip of the car has also been added for increased yaw stability. The large vertical face is presented to the airflow during high-speed cornering and helps counteract the momentum of the car towards the outside of the corner.

To further improve airflow and accommodate the central fin, the oil cooling systems for the engine and transmission are now located in side ducts. By placing these systems
lower in the car, this helps to optimise its centre of gravity.

With the powertrain coolers located directly downstream of the front wheels, barge boards have been added to manage the turbulent wake emanating from the front wheel
arches, ensuring a clean flow of air to the side ducts.

The T.50s Niki Lauda retains the same 400mm ground-effect fan as the T.50, but here it runs in a single High Downforce mode, spinning at 7000rpm. The T.50s also has much
simpler ducting, with a permanently open duct running down to the redesigned rear diffuser.

Like the chassis, the T.50s Niki Lauda’s aerodynamics can be adjusted to suit its owner’s preferences, adding or removing downforce as required. To balance the car’s aero, the front diffusers are adjustable, as is a slotted flap on the rear wing. The highspeed balance can be further honed through changes to the car’s ride height.
In the optimum configuration, when a particular race circuit demands it, up to 1500kg of downforce will be achievable. However, the car’s aerodynamics have been carefully
designed to ensure that the T.50s Niki Lauda’s performance remains accessible and exploitable regardless of the driver’s experience.
Professor Gordon Murray CBE: “When we first ran the CFD we were already ahead of our downforce target. At one point we were achieving 1,900kg of downforce, but we
backed it off to 1,500kg to make the car more manageable for the owners.”

Interior
The dihedral doors lift to reveal a race-car oriented cabin. The T.50s Niki Lauda retains the driver-focused central seating position of the T.50, giving the driver an unhindered view of the track ahead and allowing perfect placement. The driver sits on a full racing carbon fibre seat with fore and aft adjustment, and is secured with a six-point harness. The T.50s is a two-seater with a fixed passenger seat to the left of the driver, complete with a four-point harness. In place of the seat on the right is a fire extinguisher system. Occupying the space formerly taken up by the passenger footwell is a vertical switch gear panel similar to that found on the legendary McLaren F1 GTR. Should the owner wish, the car can be ordered without a passenger seat to save further weight and create an even more focused feel.

The rectangular carbon fibre steering wheel is a lesson in simplicity, featuring only the key controls that the driver needs. This includes buttons for the traction and launch control, as well as the car-to-pit/driver-to-passenger radio and to select neutral. The slim, uncluttered design is influenced by Murray’s racing experience. Professor Gordon Murray CBE: “I used to make my drivers take their watches off, partly for weight, but also because it adds to the steering inertia. Big wheels with lots of switches are quite heavy from a steering inertia point of view, so for the T.50s I wanted
to keep the wheel small, clean and simple.” To avoid unnecessary distractions, the T.50s features a single digital screen. This displays essential vehicle and engine data, as well as aero info, the gearchange indicator, telemetry, lap time, tyre pressures/temperatures, G-forces and a camera video feed.

Driver comfort was another priority for Murray when designing the T.50s, which maintains the same spaciousness and visibility as the road car. This makes the T.50s Niki Lauda a uniquely usable track car, despite its incredible performance. Professor Gordon Murray CBE: “Engineering the ultimate track-focused supercar has to start with the driver. It was essential that we retained a central driving position, with every control arranged within easy reach and with no distractions or unnecessary information on display. And in my opinion, you don’t get a better view than that from the central driving position and one which allows you to place the T.50s Niki Lauda with millimetre precision on any circuit. You are left with nothing to take away the purepleasure of pushing this car as hard as you can on your favourite race circuit.”

“Racing drivers are often uncomfortable, they just put up with it because they’re trying to win a race. The McLaren F1 had a really nice driving position and good visibility and I think that helped the guys at Le Mans because it made it more comfortable for them. In the T.50s, the driving position ergonomically is just about as good as it gets. This is a
car you can drive all day.”

Named after a racing legend
The T.50s Niki Lauda has been named after legendary three-time Formula One World Champion, Niki Lauda. Professor Gordon Murray CBE: “The T.50s is named in honour of Niki to commemorate his famous win with the Brabham BT46B fan car in the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix. Niki was a great racing driver and he was also a good friend and it is absolutely fitting that
we are launching the T.50s Niki Lauda on his birthday. Niki would have appreciated the innovation and engineering detail in our car.”

The Lauda family said: “We are proud that Gordon Murray Automotive has named its new car after Niki. He would have been extremely honoured to have been associated with a car designed and engineered by Gordon, with whom he had such a long association and friendship.” Each chassis to be named after one of Gordon Murray’s F1 race wins Additionally, each of the 25 cars’ chassis will be individually named after one of Gordon Murray’s grand prix wins on different circuits. The first car will be designated Kyalami 1974 and further cars will be named after the 24 subsequent wins, in chronological order. Each car will also come with a specially commissioned book about the race that it is named after, with Murray’s view and memories of the victory.

Professor Gordon Murray CBE: “Each car will carry its own individual story, being forever linked to the grand prix victory it is named after. The T.50s is inspired by my love of motorsport, so it seemed entirely fitting to create this special connection to iconic races from the past.”

Customer experience
T.50s Niki Lauda buyers will receive a bespoke and personalised service, from the first expression of interest, through the specification, manufacturing and handover periods, as well as throughout the entire duration of their ownership. Each of the 25 individually specified cars will be unique, both in terms of setup and in the choice of colours and liveries.

A Trackspeed package will also be included which comprises both engineering support and all the equipment needed to run the car at a track, including a full set of pit tools and
refuelling equipment. Customers will be invited to a track day to have both chassis and aerodynamics set-upfor them to suit their driving style and experience. Owners will also benefit from a day’s
on-track tuition in the T.50s Niki Lauda to enable them to get the most from their car, and there will be a day’s tuition for the owner’s nominated technician to help them
prepare the car for track driving days. Additionally, there will be ongoing engineering support to allow owners to run their car at events and track days around the world. Gordon Murray Automotive is planning its own special events for T.50s Niki Lauda owners in future.

Gordon Murray Automotive are working closely with Stefan Ratel and his SRO organisation towards creating a GT1 sports club, which will provide exclusive track days aligned with the GT World Challenge Europe events on some of Europe’s most prestigious circuits. This is a first step with a view to creating a future supercar race
series.

Professor Gordon Murray CBE: “It was essential to me that the T.50s Niki Lauda is easy to live with and enjoy. You will own the car, you will be completely in control of where
and when you enjoy it. My vision is that owners will take it to a circuit, check the tyre pressures, climb in, fire it up and have fun. That’s the way it should be.”
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Gordon Murray Automotive

Gordon Murray Automotive creates exclusive low volume sports cars – the T.50 supercar will be the brand’s first model with customer cars built from January 2022. Its sister car, the
T.50s Niki Lauda goes into production one year later The company is a sister company to Gordon Murray Design and was first announced in November 2017 during an exhibition,
named ‘One Formula’, which celebrated Murray’s 50 years of car design.

About Professor Gordon Murray, CBE
Having spent 20 years as Technical Director to two Formula One teams from 1969-1990 Gordon Murray has a wealth of technical, design and engineering experience. At Brabham he was instrumental in two world championship wins (1981 and 1983) before three consecutive championship wins with McLaren Racing (1988, 1989 and 1990). In 1990 – after 50 Grand Prix wins – Gordon moved away from Formula One to concentrate on establishing a new company for the group, McLaren Cars Limited.

His first project there, the F1 road car, is still regarded as one of the world’s best-engineered cars. A racing version won two world sports car championships and the Le Mans 24-hour
race in 1995. McLaren Cars then completed several other successful projects culminating in the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Gordon left McLaren in 2005 to set up a Gordon Murray Design Ltd (in 2007), of which he is Chairman. The innovative British company is a world leader in automotive design, and reverses the current industry trend for sub-contracting by having a complete in-house capability for design, prototyping, and development.

In 2017, Gordon Murray Design celebrated the company’s 10-year anniversary along with that of the iStream® manufacturing process at a special event, named ‘One Formula’. Gordon also marked the 25th production anniversary of the McLaren F1 road car, and his 50th year of design and engineering.

In May 2019, Professor Murray was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, in recognition of his contributions to the motorsport and
automotive sectors over the past 50 years.

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