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    Gordon Murray Automotive

    GORDON MURRAY REVEALS PLANS FOR NEW CAR AT LANDMARK DESIGN EXHIBITION

    • New IGM brand to build an all-new car says Professor Gordon Murray at ‘One Formula’ exhibition
    • iStream-manufactured car will focus on light weight and driving pleasure
    • IGM brand inspired by badging from first Gordon Murray car
    • 40 vehicles showcase 50 years of vehicle engineering and design during landmark exhibition
    • Classic cars from Gordon Murray’s private collection also on display for the first time
    • Exhibition held in new Gordon Murray premises at Dunsfold Park

    Dunsfold, UK: Gordon Murray Automotive has officially announced plans to build an all-new car, under the new IGM brand. The car commemorates 50 years of Gordon Murray car design and was announced at the start of the special ‘One Formula’ exhibition that gathered 40 models penned by the legendary designer.

    The new car will be Gordon Murray Automotive’s first model, encompassing remarkable attention to detail to ensure it is an engineering work of art. Featuring the very latest materials and technology, the car will focus on light weight and driving pleasure – inspired by the engineering principles of the McLaren F1. It will be built for contemporary driving conditions, and will incorporate some of the most advanced aerodynamics yet seen on a road car. The vehicle’s architecture will be based on a new version of Gordon Murray Design’s revolutionary iStream system, which was officially launched at today’s event.

    ‘iStream superlight’ employs high-strength aluminium sections in place of the steel used in iStream and iStream Carbon. Its additional weight reduction over the current process delivers a body-in-white structure approaching 50% of the weight of stamped metal, while achieving new levels of rigidity, durability and platform flexibility. iStream superlight is the ultimate development of iStream technology and promises to be the lightest and most efficient process for body-in-white manufacturing for decades to come.

    The re-launch of the IGM brand celebrates 50 years of car design for Murray. The newly-revealed IGM logo is a re-design of the badging applied to Gordon Murray’s very first car – the ‘T.1’ IGM Ford Special, which Murray raced successfully in South Africa in 1967 and 1968. The IGM brand will feature on all future in-house projects built by Gordon Murray Automotive.

    The invitation-only ‘One Formula’ exhibition at Dunsfold Park gathers – for the first and possibly only time – almost every race and road car from Gordon Murray’s 50-year career. The exhibition also celebrates the 10-year anniversary of both the Gordon Murray Design business and iStream manufacturing process, as well as the 25th year since the McLaren F1 road car entered production.

    On display are 40 different vehicles and designs, including familiar milestone cars* as well as those that have never or rarely been on show before. The exhibition charts the history of advanced aerodynamics and composite technology in each of Gordon Murray’s projects, and features detailed insight into Gordon Murray Design’s ground-breaking iStream manufacturing technology.

    Alongside the exhibition of his own designs, Gordon Murray will display vehicles from his private car collection for the first time. ‘Gordon’s Garage’ will feature a variety of classic cars and motorbikes, including two Lotus Elans, a Honda S800, Abarth 750 Zagato and a very rare De Tomaso Vallelunga.

    The ‘One Formula’ exhibition is housed at Gordon Murray’s newest premises, a 1,500m2 building that joins two of the company’s other facilities within Dunsfold Park. This year, Gordon Murray R&D will relocate from Shalford, Surrey, to the new building that houses Gordon Murray Automotive. The R&D arm will have fully-automated robot cells for making iPanels, welding iFrames and bonding. It will also continue to develop the iStream process, and progress several other patents including iLink, iCase and iSeat. Gordon Murray Design will retain its premises in Shalford, Surrey, while it develops plans for a new company headquarters.

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    * Milestone vehicles on display at ‘One Formula’ include the famousBrabham BT46B ‘Fan Car’ as well as the BT49C that won the 1981 World Drivers’ Championship in the hands of Nelson Piquet. The McLaren MP4/4, which Ayrton Senna drove to his first Drivers’ Championship victory in 1988, will also be on show. ‘One Formula’ will also feature four variants of the McLaren F1.

    About Gordon Murray Design

    Gordon Murray Design is a visionary design and engineering company with its headquarters in Shalford in Surrey. It was established in 2007 with a focus on developing an innovative and disruptive manufacturing technology trademarked iStream®, and has since built a global reputation as one of the finest automotive design teams in the world.

    The company’s unique approach and truly creative thinking enables Gordon Murray Design to deliver complete car programmes in a highly efficient and innovative way from concept and design, through to prototype and development for production.

    About Gordon Murray Automotive

    Gordon Murray Automotive was launched in October 2017.Cars built by the new business will be based on a new version of Gordon Murray Design’s revolutionary iStream production system. The company will also be able to manufacture vehicles on a low-volume basis for external customers.

    Gordon Murray Automotive forms part of a new corporate organisation for the engineering group, and is positioned as a sister company to Gordon Murray Design.

    Gordon Murray book launch: ‘One Formula’

    As a permanent record and celebration of Gordon Murray’s 50 years of car design, he is writing a book with Porter Press that charts his ‘career in cars’. Carrying the same name as the exhibition, the date for the ‘One Formula’ book launch will be announced soon.

    Link 1:  http://oneformulagordonmurray.com

    Link 2:  http://www.gordonmurraydesign.com/news-articles/gordon-murray-reveals-plans-for-new-car-at-landmark-design-exhibition.html


    Re: Gordon Murray Automotive

    Interesting kiss


    Re: Gordon Murray Automotive

    Let's hope Gordon Murray can build another car that looks this good...


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    Boxster Coupe GTS:

    Let's hope Gordon Murray can build another car that looks this good...

    Well, he also built this... Smiley Smiley


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    Rossi:
    Boxster Coupe GTS:

    Let's hope Gordon Murray can build another car that looks this good...

    Well, he also built this... Smiley Smiley

    A more recent design...


    Re: Gordon Murray Automotive

    If you haven't seen it already, it's worth watching the original Top Gear review of the McLaren F1...

    Video Link: https://youtu.be/t7Azl-drqMk


    Re: Gordon Murray Automotive

    I honestly never thought the original F1 was that great looking, until they develop a high downforce kit. 


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    Boxster Coupe GTS:

    If you haven't seen it already, it's worth watching the original Top Gear review of the McLaren F1...

    Video Link: https://youtu.be/t7Azl-drqMk

    The last part (on the track) is particularly nice Smiley


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    Boxster Coupe GTS:
    Rossi:
    Boxster Coupe GTS:

    Let's hope Gordon Murray can build another car that looks this good...

    Well, he also built this... Smiley Smiley

    A more recent design...

    What is that? An Alfazonda? Smiley


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    Re: Gordon Murray Automotive

    Yuck! that rear angry pig's nose


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    The man who designed the McLaren F1 owns these cars...

    Porsche 550 Spyder, Honda S800, Lotus Elan...

    Gordon Murray’s name should be familiar to you. He’s Brabham’s former F1 technical director – where he helped the team win two F1 world titles.

    Soon after, he moved to McLaren F1 (when McLaren were fast), as tech director. He helped the team lift three consecutive world championships.

    Then, he decided he’d done enough winning in Formula One, and decided to take on the road-car world. You might remember he designed something for McLaren Cars called the ‘F1’. It was – allegedly – quite good.

    Said ‘F1’ later morphed into a racing version, where it won two sports car championships, and – more famously – the Le Mans 24hr race.

    He also (deep breath time) had a hand in the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, designed a revolutionary new city car, built a global vehicle truck called the Ox, built another city car, designed the new TVR Griffith and now, has set his sights on his very own sports car.

    So, Gordon Murray’s name should now be familiar to you. A full list of his achievements this is not, however. Because at the recent unveiling of his new sports car venture Gordon showed off his collection of personal cars. Things he owns, that he deems worthy of owning.

    They are listed here. You might want to take a minute, because the personal garage of a man who has helped teams win countless F1 races, designed the most iconic supercar of a generation and is intent on building a pure drivers car, is quite interesting..

    Link: https://www.topgear.com/car-news/secret-stash/man-who-designed-mclaren-f1-owns-these-cars


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    Hmm I always thought he had an F1. Guess not.


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    noone1:

    Hmm I always thought he had an F1. Guess not.

    Last time someone I know was at his place, he had 3, but I think one was sold lately  Smiley


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    From the exhibition...


     
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