Mur­ray teases hi-tech sports car

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GOR­DON Mur­ray Au­to­mo­tive has de­tailed plans to launch a small sports car un­der the re­launched ‘IGM’ brand.

The car is pre­viewed in this of­fi­cial im­age (above), and the pro­duc­tion ver­sion will be re­vealed in full at a later date.

It’s the first model to emerge from the man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany es­tab­lished by famed For­mula One de­signer Gor­don Mur­ray, and is said to be in­spired by the en­gi­neer­ing prin­ci­ples and drive­abil­ity of the Mclaren F1 he de­signed 25 years ago.

The low-vol­ume two-seat coupé uses Mur­ray’s eco-friendly ‘istream’ light­weight chas­sis-build­ing tech­nol­ogy, mak­ing it more rigid yet 50 per cent lighter than a nor­mal chas­sis. Mur­ray claims it will be “fo­cused around the driver” and will be pow­ered by “an ex­cit­ing pow­er­train, buck­ing the cur­rent trend”.

He prom­ises ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy and aero­dy­nam­ics for the new car. It will be pro­duced at a fa­cil­ity in Dunsfold, Sur­rey, along­side a range of sev­eral plat­forms.

LIGHT Chas­sis will be both lighter and more rigid than con­ven­tional un­der­pin­nings

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