Britain's new £1.7m supercar: Legendary F1 designer Gordon Murray unveils the T.33 which will be built in Surrey and deliver 'absolute driving perfection'

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Feast your eyes on the all-new Gordon Murray Automotive T.33 supercar of which 100 will be producedIt is being built at the brand's £50m state of the art headquarters at Windlesham in deepest leafy SurreyT.33 is powered by a 3.9-litre V12 Cosworth engine packing 607bhp and that can rev to 11,100rpmMurray, the former F1 design guru, said it will deliver 'absolute driving perfection' and will cost from £1.65m 

Automotive design legend Gordon Murray has unleashed his latest creation – a £1.65million two-seater supercar that aims to deliver ‘absolute driving perfection’.

Powered by a mighty specially enhanced 607bhp 3.9-litre V12 Cosworth engine, the new lightweight T.33 is the second supercar from the motorsport and motor industry maestro’s expanding Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) empire and is expected to accelerate from rest to 62mph in under three seconds.

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Restricted to just 100 ‘bespoke’ examples for customers, it is to be built at GMA’s new £50million state of the art technology campus and global headquarters at Windlesham in deepest leafy Surrey.

It marks another remarkable chapter in the life of Professor Gordon Murray, whose significant landmarks over many decades include the McLaren F1 super car, countless F1 race cars, and a keen interest in producing ‘green’ lightweight and simple to build and use eco-vehicles.

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Absolute driving perfection: Feast your eyes on Britain's latest supercar - the Gordon Murray Automotive T.33, which will cost from £1.65million

Absolute driving perfection: Feast your eyes on Britain’s latest supercar – the Gordon Murray Automotive T.33, which will cost from £1.65million


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Murray says the aerodynamically sleek new T.33 has been designed ‘without compromise’ inside and out to reduce weight, increase power, improve ride and handling and boost driver involvement and enjoyment, and represents ‘a triumphant return to beauty’.

Its overall targeted weight is under 1100kg, which is around the same as a Ford Fiesta supermini.

With a newly developed lightweight carbon-fibre and aluminium F1-inspired single-cell monologue chassis, it comes with the choice of six-speed manual or automatic gearbox from transmission specialists Xtrac.

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It goes into production in Surrey late next year with first deliveries in 2004, priced from nearly £1.65million (£1.37m plus VAT or local tax) to join a growing GMA line up.

That means it will cost around £1.5million less than GMA’s T.50 hypercar, which was unveiled in February 2021. 

Almost the same length as a Porsche Boxster, the new T.33 uses a specially reconfigured version of the mighty 3.9-litre GMA-Cosworth V12 used in the T.50 model, with the engine capable of revving to an ear-splitting 11,100rpm.

The company has not published official figures for its acceleration from 0 to 62mph or a top speed, with Murray saying the car’s performance isn’t about chasing the highest numbers. 

Restricted to just 100 'bespoke' examples for customers, it is to be built at the brand's new £50million state of the art technology campus and global headquarters at Windlesham in deepest leafy Surrey

Restricted to just 100 ‘bespoke’ examples for customers, it is to be built at the brand’s new £50million state of the art technology campus and global headquarters at Windlesham in deepest leafy Surrey

The T.33 will be powered by this mighty 3.9-litre Cosworth V12 petrol engine that produces 615 horsepower and will rev to an ear-splitting 11,100rpm

The T.33 will be powered by this mighty 3.9-litre Cosworth V12 petrol engine that produces 615 horsepower and will rev to an ear-splitting 11,100rpm

The Gordon Murray Automotive T.33 will weigh under 1100kg, which is around the same as a Ford Fiesta supermini

The Gordon Murray Automotive T.33 will weigh under 1100kg, which is around the same as a Ford Fiesta supermini

The car's design is utterly stunning, with compact dimensions similar to Porsche's junior sports car, the Cayman

The car’s design is utterly stunning, with compact dimensions similar to Porsche’s junior sports car, the Cayman

Unlike the £2.83million T.50 ‘halo’ hypercar, the new model dispenses with the fan-driven aerodynamics designed to help its more expensive sibling ‘stick’ to the ground. 

But it does get an active rear spoiler, which deploys automatically or can be activated by the driver, to provide a high downforce mode.

Braking is helped with powerful Brembo Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) brake discs which, combined with the aerodynamics, allow for ‘incredible deceleration’.

The T.33’s minimalist interior dispenses with the usual dashboard clutter and screens seen in many rivals. 

The company said: ‘To enter the cabin of many modern-day supercars is to enter a world of large touchscreens and endless sub menus that cause confusion and distraction.

‘No touchscreens are found within the exquisitely, yet simply designed cabin of the T.33. As with the exterior, nothing is included unless it serves a purpose and if there was a danger it would dilute the driving experience, then it was simply deleted from the development programme.’

It added: ‘The car is even devoid of column stalks, and instead, the indicators are operated by thumb-buttons on the carbon fibre steering wheel’s horizontal spokes.’

All of the main controls are rotary and analogue, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are still included as standard. Even the flood-lit, 120mm diameter rev counter is ‘gloriously, defiantly analogue’, it said.

All primary and secondary controls are machined from the highest quality aluminium alloy to give a tactile feel. 

The pedals are crafted from aluminium alloy to combine strength, lightness and sensitivity.

The carbon steering wheel uses a patented honeycomb carbon structure.

Braking is helped with powerful Brembo Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) brake discs which, combined with the aerodynamics, allow for 'incredible deceleration'
At the rear is an active rear spoiler, which deploys automatically or can be activated by the driver, to provide a high downforce mode

Braking is helped with powerful Brembo Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) brake discs which, combined with the aerodynamics, allow for ‘incredible deceleration’. At the rear is an active rear spoiler, which deploys automatically or can be activated by the driver, to provide a high downforce mode

The T.33's minimalist interior dispenses with the usual dashboard clutter and screens seen in many rivals

The T.33’s minimalist interior dispenses with the usual dashboard clutter and screens seen in many rivals

The company said: 'To enter the cabin of many modern-day supercars is to enter a world of large touchscreens and endless sub menus that cause confusion and distraction'

The company said: ‘To enter the cabin of many modern-day supercars is to enter a world of large touchscreens and endless sub menus that cause confusion and distraction’

The all-new T.33 is the second newly developed model from GMA and joins the T.50 and T.50s Niki Lauda in the line-up

The all-new T.33 is the second newly developed model from GMA and joins the T.50 and T.50s Niki Lauda in the line-up

Professor Murray said this new model has been designed, engineered, and developed to be the world’s most accomplished all-round two-seater V12 supercar adding: ‘If you had to have only one Supercar, the T.33 is it’.

The firm said every single part of the car is bespoke, and each car can be personalised to meet the owner’s specific requirements.

The company noted: ‘The exciting all-new T.33 is the second newly developed model from GMA and joins the T.50 and T.50s Niki Lauda in the line-up. 

All of the main controls are rotary and analogue, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are still included as standard. Even the flood-lit, 120mm diameter rev counter is 'gloriously, defiantly analogue'

All of the main controls are rotary and analogue, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are still included as standard. Even the flood-lit, 120mm diameter rev counter is ‘gloriously, defiantly analogue’

The lucky few customers can choose their T.33 to be fitted with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic gearbox from transmission specialists Xtrac (pictured)

The lucky few customers can choose their T.33 to be fitted with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic gearbox from transmission specialists Xtrac (pictured)

Customers can choose between right-hand or left-hand drive and manual or IGS paddle shift transmissions and 'collaborate' with the GMA design team to configure their own bespoke interior specification and choice of body colour

Customers can choose between right-hand or left-hand drive and manual or IGS paddle shift transmissions and ‘collaborate’ with the GMA design team to configure their own bespoke interior specification and choice of body colour

In terms of practicalities, a front stowage compartment and twin side luggage lockers offer a combined 280 litres of space and is large enough for up to six [very] small suitcases.

Customers can choose between right-hand or left-hand drive and manual or IGS paddle shift transmissions and ‘collaborate’ with the GMA design team to configure their own bespoke interior specification and choice of body colour.

Professor Gordon Murray CBE said the T33 was the result of a ‘slavish adherence to the concept of engineering art’ noting: ‘I am extremely proud of our team who have relentlessly applied our core principles to deliver this amazing motor car.

‘Our focus from day one of this project has been to deliver absolute driving perfection.’

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