"We've thrown everything at pushing this auto beyond the levels of anything that's been done before". With the T.50s, Murray is also offering something he calls Trackspeed, which is a support package that aims to make each of the 25 cars unique to their owners, not just in terms of colour and trim, but in chassis set-up and specification, too: 'It's nearly like a shared ownership with the owners; if some just want to use them for trackdays that's fine, but if there are those that want to start a race team with them then that's fine too. It's a stripped-out, more powerful and even lighter version of the road-going model, which has been created to rival more mainstream track monsters, such as the Lamborghini Essenza and McLaren Senna GTR.
The fly in the soup: The T.50s will not feature the T.50's 6-speed manual transmission.
Given the focus on racing, it's not surprising to learn the interior has been "stripped-back".
Continuing Murray's philosophy that even supercars don't need totally bespoke rubber, the new auto rides on Michelin Cup Sport 2 tyres.
Because of its light weight, the T.50s has relatively tame brakes for a vehicle so focussed - 6-pot fronts and 4-pot rears, though with ducted cooling to cope with forces up to 3G during racing.More news: Activists step up Mulan boycott campaign
Gordon Murray said: "Designing the racing car's aerodynamics has been extremely rewarding". So far we just have this one profile image to go on, but perhaps most striking is the massive delta (in plan view) rear wing and jutting front splitter, teamed with a Le Mans-friendly central fin aft of the cockpit.
Gordon Murray says the changes are so dramatic that "the T.50s would be capable of driving upside down, and could do so at as little as 175 miles per hour (282 km/h)".
Aside from the fact Murray seems to think 280km/h is a "little" speed. Although it uses the same carbonfibre monocoque and fundamentals of the GMA-Cosworth V12 as the T.50, there are hundreds of changes and different components, and the auto looks quite different.
The other significant aerodynamic enhancement over the road-spec T.50 is an aero fin that runs from the top of the roof to the rear lip of the auto, dominating the rear profile.
"With no noise or emission legislation to contend with, we could unleash the full potential of the GMA V12 engine and its 12,100 rpm", says Murray.More news: Facebook Messenger gets new WhatsApp-like update for forwarded messages
The new racing version of the GMA supercar will be lighter and more powerful. T.50s is what it's called, and it's specs leave no room for doubt as to its capabilities.
Beyond the bespoke ergonomic set-up of seat, steering wheel and pedals, the Gordon Murray Automotive team will work with each owner to set-up the auto to each owner's specification. We hope to have engineering support for a race series one day.' On that note, Murray is in discussions with SRO, the largest organiser of GT racing series in the world, about a possible GT1 series that the T.50s could be a part of. "There will be nothing like the experience of driving this auto - and hearing it... well, that will be something else!" And hearing it... well, that will be something else! "I'd like each of the 25 cars to be completely unique from set-up to paint finish".
If the Gordon Murray T.50 supercar set the bar, then the legendary designer just set the bar again.
The standard T.50 is set to enter production in 2022, while the 25 units of the T.50S will enter production in Q1 2023.More news: Covid-19 testing boss blames booking problems on 'significant' rise in demand