Gordon Murray to launch new sports auto in November

Joanna Estrada
October 24, 2017

Gordon Murray, the man behind one of the most iconic cars of the 20th century, is launching his own automotive manufacturer. Having the father of the McLaren F1 involved with your auto is fantastic PR material, after all.

Like other low volume vehicles to be produced by Gordon Murray Automotive, the sports auto will "buck the current trend for ever more complicated and heavy vehicles", and will be based on the latest version of the iStream "revolutionary automotive production system".

The new, yet to be named, auto will feature Murray's iStream production process. iStream is created to make strong, light structures quickly and cheaply, enabling manufacturers to mass produce complex structures more easily. No clients have been announced so far but expect whoever signs up not to be quiet about it. The company promises to release details on its first vehicle on November 3 at the "One Formula" exhibition, which celebrates 50 years of Gordon Murray auto design.

Today's announcement concerns the foundation of Gordon Murray Automotive, a new company which will take his creations off the drawing board and into limited-run production.

The vehicle will be revealed at an exhibition celebrating Murray's 50 years in the biz, dubbed One Formula.

The designer himself quoted as saying, "With our first new vehicle, we will demonstrate a return to the design and engineering principles that have made the McLaren F1 such an icon". And if the company is looking at replicating much of what made the McLaren F1 so damn cool and innovative, color us excited.

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