Icon Murray to pen a new sportscar
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