Icon Mur­ray to pen a new sportscar

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Leg­endary For­mula 1 de­signer Gor­don Mur­ray is plot­ting a re­turn to mo­tor­sport with a new sportscar.

The as-yet-un­named project will be the first pro­duced by Gor­don Mur­ray Au­to­mo­tive un­der the IGM brand and will fol­low the same prin­ci­ples for Mur­ray’s Mclaren F1.

“It will be a driver’s car, with at­ten­tion to de­tail and fo­cus on light weight,” said Mur­ray. “The in­dus­try is slowly los­ing the plot on driv­ing in­volve­ment and it’s get­ting harder to ex­ploit power on the road. We want to do some­thing more us­able.”

Al­though pri­mar­ily de­signed for road use, Mur­ray said he would be happy to see it in mo­tor­sport.

“I haven’t looked at the cur­rent GT reg­u­la­tions yet,” he said. “We’d love there to be a mo­tor­sport ap­pli­ca­tion, we’ll just see what the rules are when we are ready. I’d like to go rac­ing again.”

Work is sched­uled to be­gin in the New Year, though there is no time­frame set for its com­ple­tion.

Mur­ray: fresh plans

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