Gordon Murray Launches Low-Volume Car Company

Gordon Murray, the father of the legendary McLaren F1, announced the launch of a new vehicle manufacturing company called Gordon Murray Automotive.

The company’s goal is to take innovative vehicle projects and put them into a limited production run, with their first car to be a flagship model to be launched under a new Gordon Murray brand. The new business will also be able to accept contracts from external customers.

The cars built by Gordon Murray Automotive will be based on a new version of the iStream production system that uses steel tubes for the chassis with lightweight composite panels bonded in for more rigidity.

“The new manufacturing business significantly expands the capabilities of our group of companies,” said Gordon Murray. “With our first new car, we will demonstrate a return to the design and engineering principles that have made the McLaren F1 such an icon.”

Gordon Murray Automotive will be part of a new corporate organization that also includes Gordon Murray Design. This year marks the iconic designer’s 50th year in vehicle engineering and design, with a unique celebration event scheduled for November that will include almost every race and road car from Gordon Murray’s long career.

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  • Six_Tymes

    VERY COOL

  • Bash

    That logo tho.

  • KSegg

    I love Gordon Murray, but didn’t he say he was going to design and produce a city car years ago – but never did it?

    • Auto

      Oh yes I remember that. The single seat black/gray city car.

    • fabri99
      • KSegg

        Yep; it fell off the way side and was never heard of again.

    • mz

      Exactly that thing was ridiculous, is there any good stuff that this guy did besides the F1? So much hype around him and I don’t see anything special.

      • exeptor

        The new TVR. But I agree that after McLaren F1 nothing significant came from him.

      • KSegg

        I almost want to bet that this new “Low-Volume Car Company” will again be shelved after a few months.

        Murray talks a lot but really doesn’t take any action on anything.

      • Vassilis

        That thing was genius. It’s where the iStream manufacturing method started from. That method by the way is also genius. Regarding other good stuff he has done, just a few F1 cars that have won world championships. No biggie.

    • Vassilis

      I think it would have happened in collaboration with Yamaha. I guess it didn’t work out. Never say never though.

  • Steve Cohn

    No mention in the article whether that great looking sport car cutaway is their first produced in the new company.

    • Bob

      That’s the new TVR Griffith.

  • We hope he’ll come up with some real “affordable” cars and not another hypercar brand just for billionaires to gain resale profit.

  • Vassilis

    This pretty great!

  • SteersUright

    That concept cutaway look awesome! As others mentioned, REDO the log immediately! 🙂

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