In a piece of news that will surprise absolutely nobody, Gordon Murray Automotive’s (GMA’s) new £1.37million ($2.8million) T.33 supercar has already sold out, with all 100 scheduled for production reportedly accounted for just a week after launch.
The news echoes a similarly rapid quick grab of GMA’s previously unveiled T.50, which sold out in around 48 hours after it was unveiled in 2020. The T.50 shapes up as the more serious and track-based tool of the two, with last week’s T.33 designed to be more approachable.
The success of the two models comes as prices for Murray’s most hallowed creation, the McLaren F1, continue to skyrocket beyond the $20million barrier.
The popularity of the F1 and the fact that most consider these two projects to be its unofficial follow-up has potentially resulted in plenty of speculators joining the order-book action. A large chunk of T.33 owners are also likely to be F1 and T.50 owners.
As previously reported, the T.33 borrows a lot of elements from the T.50 It’s based on the same platform, and shares the same naturally aspirated 3.9-litre Cosworth V12. But it produces less power, 451kW, and has a ‘lower’ 11,100rpm redline.
New camshafts and a new exhaust system reportedly make the T.33 a more livable supercar. Murray has even given customers the option of buying it with a six-speed paddle-shift transmission, although we suspect most would have opted for the six-speed manual instead.
All of this is built on a carbon fibre monocoque structure, with kerb weight rated at 1,100kg. It’s more sculpted looking than the T.50, which a Coke-bottle side-profile. The driver’s seat is now either on the left or the right, not central like in the T.50 or F1. And it doesn’t get the T.50’s huge fan on the back end.
“We were fortunate that we had the world’s greatest V12 from the T.50 as a starting point. Yet, nothing was taken for granted, and no part was automatically carried over without due diligence and consideration,” said Murray at the model’s launch last week.
“When we once again joined forces with our technical partner Cosworth to create a bespoke engine for the T.33, every single detail was pored over in painstaking depth.
“Numerous systems and components were re-engineered and re-designed to pursue excellence, and we are 100 per cent confident that the GMA.2 V12 provides the perfect match for the T.33’s driving characteristics.”