If you wanted to get your hands on Gordon Murray Automotive‘s (GMA’s) latest, more driver-focused supercar, the T.33, you’re too late – it’s completely sold out.
All 100 examples of the limited-run T.33 have now been reserved by customers around 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 it says development is “well underway” and is aiming to build the first customer car in 2024.
The GMA T.33 is a two-seater supercar with a classic silhouette that calls classic racers like the Porsche 906 and Alfa Romeo Stradale 33 to mind.
GMA says the T.33 “will offer the ultimate blends of performance, comfort, on-road driving experience and everyday usability”.
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 Cosworth-developed V12 in the T.50, along with new camshafts, variable valve timing and engine mapping.
Dubbed GMA.2, the engine features yellow cam covers to set it apart from the T.50 engine.
Redline for the T.33 is a stratospheric 11,100rpm, but GMA says 75 per cent of peak torque comes on tap at 2500rpm and 90 per cent is available 4500 and 10,500rpm.
Although a six-speed manual transmission is standard, the T.33 differentiates itself from the T.50 by offering a paddle shift option. Developed by motorsport specialists Xtrac, the two-pedal car – according to GMA- has the world’s fastest supercar gearshift.
The T.33 breathes through a new exhaust designed to deliver a “spine-tingling GMA signature sound unmatched by any other car on the road today”.
Built on a newly-designed carbon and aluminium “super-lightweight” architecture, the T.33 has carbon body panels and a bespoke suspension setup.
There’s double wishbones front and rear, working in concert with coil springs and aluminium alloy dampers. Anti-roll bars are fitted to the front, but not the rear.
Forged 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres. The wheels each weigh less than 7kg, while GMA says the decision to specify off-the-rack rubber makes the T.33 cheaper to maintain.
Measuring up at 4398mm long, 1850mm wide and 1135mm tall, with a 2735mm wheelse, the T.33 is similarly sized to the Porsche 718 Cayman – although it’s meaningfully lower to the ground, and with a 1090kg kerb weight, considerably lighter.
The cabin is extremely simple. There are no column stalks and no touchscreens, and the steering wheel is a slim-rimmed carbon fibre 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- and right-hand drive.
“The entire GMA team is thrilled that all 100 T.33’s have found a home so quickly after the global launch, just over a week ago, and we look forward to welcoming new owners to the GMA family,” says the chairman of GMA Professor Gordon Murray.
“I am extremely proud of our team who have relentlessly applied our core principles to deliver this amazing motor car.”
Each T.33 owner will receive a “bespoke and personalised service throughout their GMA journey”. It’s unclear what this means exactly at this stage.