Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) is gearing up to officially reveal the second vehicle in its supercar line-up, the T.33.
Boldly claimed to be “the world’s finest supercar GT”, the T.33 will be globally revealed on January 27 at 5PM GMT (January 28 at 4AM AEDT).
The T.33 is closely related to the existing T.50 supercar, but has reportedly been designed to serve as more of a daily driver or grand tourer – at least by way of comparison.
GMA uploaded a short teaser video on all of its social media panning past the T.33 nameplate.
Exact details about this new GMA supercar grand tourer (GT), including what it’ll look like, are still few and far between.
Keen-eyed viewers can note on Instagram the post’s caption has the hashtags, #V12 and #savethemanuals, which indicates the car will have a screaming Cosworth-developed naturally-aspirated V12 engine and a manual transmission.
GMA head Gordon Murray told Top Gear in July 2021 the T.33 will have “a different version of the [T.50’s] V12, with different materials, and a different version of the gearbox”.
It’s uncertain if the T.33 will retain the same 12,100rpm redline as its flagship T.50 sibling, which recently debuted at the 78th Goodwood Members’ Meeting in the UK.
The T.33 is expected to slot below the T.50, which is the spiritual successor to the McLaren F1 with its central driving position and two outboard passenger seats.
“The T.50 will always remain a halo car – we poured everything into that. We’re not going to do another,” said Mr Murray.
GMA announced it’ll be building the T.33 at its new Gordon Murray Group (GMG) global headquarters in Windlesham, Surrey.
The A$94 million will house the company’s design, engineering, research and development (R&D), sales, marketing and heritage departments.
It’ll apparently also have a fully functioning test track as well by the end of 2022.
“We will have many important milestones for our new headquarters over the next two years,” said Mr Murray in regard to GMA’s new headquarters and the T.33.
“But one of the most important will be on 27 January when we reveal the first Gordon Murray Automotive vehicle to be manufactured there.”
GMG’s existing Dunsfold Park, Surrey site will be retained and produce the sold-out T.50 and track-focused T.50s Niki Lauda.
Only 100 units of the £2.8 million (A$5.28 million) GMA T.50 will be built at this existing plant, along with 25 examples of the £3 million (A$5.66 million).
The Cosworth-developed 3.9-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine develops 488kW of torque and 467Nm of torque in the regular T.50, and 523kW in the T.50s Niki Lauda.
Both of these models weigh less than 1000kg thanks to GMA’s iStream architecture, which is expected to be implemented in some way or another in the upcoming T.33.
For now we’ll have to wait until January 27 to see what GMA has in store for the T.33 supercar GT.