The secrets behind Gordon Murray's £2.5m, 650bhp T.50 hypercar and McLaren F1 (4K) | Top Gear

4. aug.. 2020
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How on earth do you follow something like the McLaren F1? Nearly 30 years on, Gordon Murray has the answer: the £2.5m, 650bhp T.50 hypercar. And who better a person to talk you and Top Gear magazine’s Jack Rix through these two incredible cars, than the man himself? Prepare to have your mind blown.
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  • You heard right... 980kg. That's 2161 lbs, USA. The same weight as a Mk1 Mazda MX5, but with 3x the cylinder count. This is an impressive machine.

    Top GearTop Gear2 måneder siden
    • A bit heavier than my old Renault 5TS with around 60hp; amazing job guys !!

      Fam FamFam Fam8 dager siden
    • Anyone else hear Richard Hammond when you close your eyes an listen to this video. Sounds exactly like him.

      sssniper Dogsssniper Dog10 dager siden
    • Image this interview done by Jeremy Clarckson ... would look like two old pals talking about an ex-girlfriend

      Stéphane BrandesStéphane Brandes14 dager siden
    • An NA Miata with that kind of power, and no driver aids? That's insanity.

      twotailedavengertwotailedavengerMåned siden
    • Dave Chez q

      Robert DouglasRobert DouglasMåned siden
  • 650 horsepower from a 4 liter, naturally aspirated engine. Just flabbergasting.

    tfw no gftfw no gf2 dager siden
  • I hope his approach to touchscreens will be adopted by everyone

    TheMadYettiTheMadYetti2 dager siden
  • may be a great engineer, but absolutely insufferable narcissism on display

    Nine DragonsNine Dragons2 dager siden
  • Question: would you get the mclaren f1 or this car

    Julian And friendsJulian And friends2 dager siden
  • Why is the logo the same as coat of arms for Warsaw, Poland? Gordon, sir please build the next hussarya.

    Norbert GoloNorbert Golo3 dager siden
  • I love the 93 better

    Lil AngeLzLil AngeLz3 dager siden

  • wow, what I would do for a day with this masterpiece

    Anthony KurtzAnthony Kurtz4 dager siden
  • 7:00 I was thinking did the tail lights come from a Bedford Truck? ......listen.

    Christopher Robin GarrishChristopher Robin Garrish4 dager siden
  • 4:00 get am old BMW for that.

    Christopher Robin GarrishChristopher Robin Garrish4 dager siden
  • Bespoke has never found a better friend.

    Christopher Robin GarrishChristopher Robin Garrish4 dager siden
  • Just amazing engineering and what an enterprising explanation he gives of the technology and someone who understands each inch of the car.. hats off

    ThunderboltThunderbolt4 dager siden
  • Proof that just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Putting a touchscreen in something that will wrap your head around a telephone pole isn't considered proper form.

    Mark KeyMark Key4 dager siden
  • Jack is a presenter, not a petrolhead.

    GetUpFalconGetUpFalcon4 dager siden
  • T50 is a cool car. Ugly tho

    John PJohn P4 dager siden
  • This guy’s presentation reminds me of Hammond... Minus any of the charisma.

    Damian SDamian S5 dager siden
  • It's irritating to me when interviewers say, "Yep." or "Uh-huh" after every point the person being interviewed makes, as if they already knew exactly what they were telling them.

    jastangerjastanger5 dager siden
    • I would have preferred GM just talking to the camera, the interviewer almost felt like he was posturing for more camera time.

      CDaniel J80CDaniel J803 dager siden
  • Not so sure about the styling... brilliant engine. Wait it has three peddles?

    Skeptical SkeksisSkeptical Skeksis5 dager siden
  • I’m happy to here Cosworth is build the engine.

    Skeptical SkeksisSkeptical Skeksis5 dager siden
  • Ford had a car called the T50

    pablo ragespablo rages5 dager siden
  • They are going to sell as many as they want to make

    pablo ragespablo rages5 dager siden
  • Hearing all these details of F1 and the new car from the man himself is amazing. Great clip!

    Jay Jong-Soo KimJay Jong-Soo Kim7 dager siden
  • I think I like this guy. Demands respect

    Adam GibsonAdam Gibson7 dager siden
  • Still prefer the F1, the latest thing looks bloated and proportionally challenged.

    Guide504Guide5048 dager siden
  • asmr !

    matt bakermatt baker8 dager siden
  • this would have been so much better with may doing the interview

    Juha kivimäkiJuha kivimäki8 dager siden
  • Mclaren f1 and f1 gtr long tail the most beautiful cars I have ever seen and will probably never own

    GRIM MakoGRIM Mako9 dager siden
  • Anyone else hear Richard Hammond when they listen to this video with there eyes closed????

    sssniper Dogsssniper Dog10 dager siden
  • Gordon murray's my new best friend

    Gary DayGary Day10 dager siden
  • " Engineering work of Art " - GM on T50 -

    M79 Ba11DogM79 Ba11Dog12 dager siden
  • I could listen to him talking about paint drying for hours

    booptidyscoopbooptidyscoop12 dager siden
  • This guy is best car designer of our time

    SSG LiveSSG Live13 dager siden
  • sorry ...the fan at the back............................NA

    Hayward GlazingHayward Glazing13 dager siden
  • But the f1 wasn't the best analogue super car

    Martin HowellMartin Howell13 dager siden
  • well I think Koenigsegge got they idea ...

    WooFWooF13 dager siden
  • No offense but the price of the car is ridiculous. 10 times the price of a Porsche 911 Turbo S??? Come on. What makes it so costly??? High revs? Less weight? Rear fan? All that can't cost an extra 2.3 million Pounds. No way.

    John SmithJohn Smith14 dager siden
  • A true driver’s car. Launch-Control, paddle-shift fanboys need not apply.

    SPOILER007SPOILER00714 dager siden
  • The steering wheel is hideous.

    Smack 2Smack 215 dager siden
  • What a f****g LEGEND, the only car designer/maker who gets to see his work being appreciated like rare works of art while he's stil alive!

    crazy waterscrazy waters16 dager siden
  • If I could change anything about the F1's shape, I wouldn't!

    brucel337brucel33717 dager siden
  • F1, P1 and a T50. Now I need a rich relative 😁

    sasquatch footesasquatch foote18 dager siden
  • Man designs the most incredible car of it's time. Top dog for 15 years. Still bothered spine down rear window is 15 millimeters too wide. Obsess much?

    T DalbT Dalb19 dager siden
  • One of the last great automobiles before the greenie, generic electric BS will start to take over. Masterpiece.

    Nils SvenssonNils Svensson19 dager siden
  • Gordon Murray is a nutter !! :O

    Don RaggoDon Raggo19 dager siden
  • When a young man is "not allowed" to shake the hand of one of his wise old hero's and express one of the most basic of man to man gestures of mutual respect and love. How dehumanised and foolish have we become?

    EJ RescueEJ Rescue21 dag siden
    • Thats the modern age.

      Nils SvenssonNils Svensson19 dager siden
  • It’s not a stunner of a car looks wise, but a small lightweight 12,000 RPM v12 manual with center driving position? If this isn’t the best drivers car ever... I don’t know what can be.

    M DSM DS22 dager siden

  • Mr. Murray could have charged $5 million each and they'd still sell out.

    Mike AMike A23 dager siden
  • Still tho... 2.5mil for *only* 650hp?

    JoshJosh23 dager siden
  • Personally I don't like the look of the placement of the fan. it looks oddly placed

    Le-WiiSsLe-WiiSs24 dager siden
  • Murray T.50 and Murray T.50S

    Play GTPlay GT24 dager siden
  • I'm not sure but I get the feeling that this guy is quite clever

    fenfen24 dager siden
  • My last thought at the end of the video was exactly the same. Just go buy a huge amount of lottery tickets before they all sell out... Never had that kind of thought when thinking of a car before.

    szamanistic realisticszamanistic realistic24 dager siden

  • Its an almost perfect refresh but the back is hideous.

    Fridge RackFridge Rack26 dager siden
  • T50 is f1 with c19 virus. Too late Gordon when you see Bugatti pagani koenigssegg mclaren. For sure the F1 LM is the best made by men

    youssef adamiyoussef adami27 dager siden
  • I'm waiting for the video of Chris Harris driving this thing

    k1rpa1k1rpa127 dager siden
  • Mr. Murray seems similar to Gyro the gearloose from Disney’s Ducktales, comes up with some insanely elite technology, at the same time his hairstyle and features resemble duckworth from the same series

    rajiv palshikarrajiv palshikar28 dager siden
  • He talks about wanting his cars to be as comfortable as possible yet McLaren has one of the worst seats

    PizzaFace 459PizzaFace 459Måned siden
  • Bruhh I’m pretty sure I heard somewhere that the only way to service a McLaren F1 is to ship it to England. It’s a beautiful car but a nightmare to own one. If I am wrong somebody please feel free to correct me.

    the Best there Isthe Best there IsMåned siden
  • Thanks for another great video! Having just watched a vdeo of the earlier produced Pagani Huayra it's interesting to hear Murray seem to 'softly bag' the Pagani, as I feel his team clearly used the Huayra as a benchmark for the T.50. When you compare the gear change in particular, this area seems identical to the much earlier Huayra. I like the cleaner and less cluttered dash in the T.50, but to criticise the Pagani is silly. The Huayra is a stunning vehicle, and such an awesome achievement. The T.50 is too, but I do not like the huge 'external to bodywork' fan, which to me makes the T.50 look like it's had some unwanted attention in the prison showers too many times. It seems that across videos of the new T.50 the interviewers are in awe of the car and Murray's team's achievement (as they should be), but that this fan area at the back needs to be criticised as a seriously poor design element. Surely the fan capability could have been executed in a way to keep it behind the bodywork, rather than 'out and proud' as it is. I suspect this will be passed of as an homage to the track fan cars of yesteryear, but to me, it's nowhere near good enough.

    Manifest DestinyManifest DestinyMåned siden
  • This will be the all time greatest. Mark my words

    Fahad HashmiFahad HashmiMåned siden
  • Zonda from the back, Ferrari from every other angle. It's a nice enough looking car, but it's not original or timeless at all. Where are all the great coachbuilders these days? I can't think of a single car in the past 20 or so years that has knocked me over like design used to. All so soulless and cookie cutter. the stick always on the right????? A British car with a right hand stick? hmmmmmmm

  • BBC sucks. Down with this sort of thing! Carful now!

    Oven KingOven KingMåned siden
  • I would bet the person who bought that XP3 also has their name down for a T50.... What a pair to have in your garage!

    OutlandOutlandMåned siden
  • Just a direct comparison, the PRODUCTION Ferrari SF90 has 986hp carrying the CURB weight of 3500 lb. It comes to 3.55 lb/hp. The T50 has 650 hp. In order to have the same power to weight ratio as the Ferrari SF90, the T50 could have CURB weight at 2307 lb. The rumored DRY weight is 980 kg or 2156 lb. adding the water in the radiator, oil and fuel, easily add another 150 lb. So basically, the T50 cost $2.5 million dollars has the same power to weight ratio of the PRODUCTION Ferrari SF90 cost $507k dollars. You figure.

    James YohJames YohMåned siden
    • Performance stats aren't the things that make cars fascinating.

      Nils SvenssonNils Svensson19 dager siden
  • The rear fan is down right ugly. The shape is lack of design element, nothing to write home about. The F1 was a first in that era, but since then, there are lots more exciting design and models from many manufactures. Getting rid of weight does not come to $2.5 million price tag. Anything goes wrong, they will sooner or later, no parts will be available at any price since the survival of this tiny manufacture is not certain. Lousy deal.

    James YohJames YohMåned siden
  • This man needs to be knighted!..

    Mateus AureliusMateus AureliusMåned siden
  • Wouldn't surprise me if the reason why the competition make cars that look ever increasingly outrageous and fashionable is exactly so that they go out of fashion in a few years. They have to keep selling cars.

    earthstickearthstickMåned siden
  • Maclaren is KING

    Jullien RicotJullien RicotMåned siden
  • this is boring

    ابوالحسنابوالحسنMåned siden
  • Wow

    Em AyoubEm AyoubMåned siden
  • I want to hear its 12000rpm v12 symphony. And this seating positions are correct. Many cars (especially supercars) should have driver seat in the middle. I have dreams of building my own supercars and luxury cars that sounds like a Ferrari, but, gasoline cars are disappearing and this car is one of the last best gasoline cars. Everyone is saying their last words before the age of beautifully sounding gasoline cars being closed. The companies that I will be most disappointed after switching to electric will be Ferrari and BMW. I will miss to see cars like Ferrari F12 Berlinetta\F430, BMW M4\M3\M6\E92M3\E34M5\, Lexus LFA\ISF\GSF\GS350\GS460. I think, HONDA should show what they can build just for driver experience and build a car like piece of art without concerning about fuel economy, things like that. Because I am waiting for a good high revving N\A V6s, big V8s, V12s. Their 2 liter straight 4 is a very good engine but, when they will make bigger engines? I like the HONDA but apart from NSX their cars don't sound good even though they are built well. I think, they must do something like LFA, because roaring car's era is about to close and HONDA should do it. It might be a next NSX with a v16 or completely new model. NSX and CIvic TYPE R are one of the best cars I have ever seen. HONDA deserves to make bigger engine cars like Mercedes 4 liter v8 amgs or NA Ferraries. I guess they do not want to compete them but before everything will be electric, I want to see a new better NSX with big engine that sounds like a syphony or a car like Mercedes AMG's or an unusual car.

    MizilytechMizilytechMåned siden
  • It was Tiff Needell and Jeremy Clarkson They Were driving it

    PadmaNaidu PayavulaPadmaNaidu PayavulaMåned siden
  • Eww. It looks like 'the Homer', lol

    netweed09netweed09Måned siden
  • Watching Clarkson rant about bicycles is so much more entertaining than the new Top Gear. I will give you this though, the new Top Gear is close to being half as good as the old one with the amazing trio oh Hammond, May, and Clarkson.

    Tatsuya KatoTatsuya KatoMåned siden
  • Koenigsegg: "No way that thing will Hoover around corners faster than my cars!" Chaparral: " Hold my beer."

    John TechwriterJohn TechwriterMåned siden
    • nah the t.50 will not beat a koenigsegg

      Optimus PrimeOptimus PrimeMåned siden
  • I just want to say, that I would like it if other car manufacturers would make cars as beautiful as this car and ditch the crysis power armor desing (lots of ugly triangles).

    Domonkos LudvigDomonkos LudvigMåned siden
  • I was never a Clarkson fan but....god bring him back. This is dire.

    Annoying B'stardAnnoying B'stardMåned siden
    • Clarkson is the man.

      Nils SvenssonNils Svensson19 dager siden
  • "This is another race I don't understand. Why we need a 6 or 7 or 8 litre engine." *Christian Von Koenigsegg nods in 2.0 litre Gemera*

    Soundwave SuperiorSoundwave SuperiorMåned siden
    • @Soundwave Superior The new Maserati SC20 3.0L V6 engine has 630hp!? LOL!?

      amarjit singhamarjit singhMåned siden
    • @Soundwave Superior The examples I gave were straight apples to apples!? One is 1.6L and the other is 2.0L compared to the 2.0L engine you like!? So why are you bringing a 3.0L engine into consideration!? OK I'll bite give me a minute!?

      amarjit singhamarjit singhMåned siden
    • @amarjit singh and now the new Nissan Z with a six cylinder which would be about 3L will make 400+ hp

      Soundwave SuperiorSoundwave SuperiorMåned siden
    • @Soundwave Superior Oh and I forgot even the little mass production Mercedes Benz Amg A45 hatchback produces 420hp!? You got to admire those Germans that's insane engineering!?

      amarjit singhamarjit singhMåned siden
    • @Soundwave Superior Oh you changed your comment about reading into something completely different. LOL!

      amarjit singhamarjit singhMåned siden
  • I love it when he talks about all the flaws in the F1. So many people talk about it like it's The Pieta. It's refreshing that a humble Michelangelo can say, "I did mess up on some of the folds and wrinkles in the fabric."

    MaverickFor44MaverickFor44Måned siden
  • Best of the best.. greatest ever supercar

    mclaren vipermclaren viperMåned siden
  • Doesn’t look the super car in the 90s

    Mike TurnbullMike TurnbullMåned siden
  • Probably the most British car review ever, with the English version of Christian Von Koenigsegg.

    K OBK OBMåned siden
  • Sorry I no Ken c from my rokecs by

    Dino DinoDino DinoMåned siden

    Dino DinoDino DinoMåned siden
  • Please let me know

    Dino DinoDino DinoMåned siden
  • Sey Good working from you Big Bo's by

    Dino DinoDino DinoMåned siden
  • I love the way Gordon Murray explained all the technology in the car, as if everthing is so easy and simple for him, all the while acknowledging the shortcomings of his previous ceation. I noticed usually engineers love to brag about their creation, but he is not at all boastfull, just calmly explaining about the car. Sign of true Intellligent.

    Muhammad Sabree Bin JunaidiMuhammad Sabree Bin JunaidiMåned siden
  • I still like the F1 styling better. They have defeated the performance with new technologies and the interior design, but not the outside styling. If appearance is the measurement or gauge for super/hypercars, then the F1 still holds the throne. Well that's just me ofcourse... 😊

    Jon PJon PMåned siden
  • Thats got to be Tiff in the old clips, throwing it around like the hooligan he is! :D

    SaltireSaltireMåned siden
  • for car guys, this is the Pope.

    octaneoctaneMåned siden
  • @ 28:47 - The brake caliper has the bleeder on the bottom and crossover tube on the top. On my planet, air settles on the top of a liquid.

    Jim DinnerJim DinnerMåned siden
  • I always think of the two girls I'd have in those seats if I owned that car, which I never will. His reasoning for not wanting buttons on the steering wheel doesn't make sense. If they aren't on the wheel then you've got to move your hand much farther from wheel not to mention when they are on the wheel you don't need to remove your hands to push them, everybody knows you just use your thumbs. He said the only thing in common with the F1 is the three seats? What about how they look so similar in the front view, or the fan in the back. Oh and you can't forget they are both absolutely epic cars. Quite a bit is still the same but what do I know I'm not a designer engineer.

    dᴉlℲdᴉlℲMåned siden
  • Can you plzz join me your team 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

    CRISTIN P perrerraCRISTIN P perrerraMåned siden
  • The fact this man is shown what he created and experienced his legacy. But has no ego in rattling off issues of his vehicle. Many of which they barely asked, he is humble and kind. Forever much respect!

    Vermillion ToasterVermillion ToasterMåned siden
  • Wait a minute! that's not Richard Hammond!

    Kevin KevinKevin KevinMåned siden
  • I wonder if T50 was a wink and a nod to the F50?

    American CitizenAmerican CitizenMåned siden
  • It’s official he’s way behind the mark!!!! Everyone else is going to blow Twhatever away with F1 technology and V6 twinturbos for a fraction of the price and more power and more comfortably really not hard to do for under $2.5 million and $4.5 million for the track version!!!! Mercedes Project One is a spaceship compared to this waste of money that’s not even seen a road yet!!!!😎👍🏼

    Roger Rolex 69Roger Rolex 69Måned siden