This Is The McLaren F1 Designer's Vision For A Better Smart Car

Legendary McLaren F1-designer Gordon Murray has been obsessed with his T.25 and T.27 city cars lately, and now it looks like engine-maker Yamaha could put some of Murray's fascinating ideas into production with the Yamaha MOTIV. Just think of it as a Smart Car you'd want to drive. » 11/22/13 8:50am 11/22/13 8:50am

McLaren F1 Designer Gordon Murray's City Cars To Launch In 2016

These days, McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray is working on a project that is remarkably different from the supercar that made him famous. It's a pair of city cars called the T.25 and T.27, and he recently announced they will hit the road in 2016. » 8/21/13 1:44pm 8/21/13 1:44pm

How McLaren Built The Greatest Formula One Car Of All-Time

Tucked away in a factory, deep in the heart of England, a group of engineers worked tirelessly through the winter. Their dream was to craft a World Championship winning machine, capable of re-writing the history books. They garnered the most powerful engines, enlisted the world’s fastest drivers, and constructed an… » 3/06/13 4:00pm 3/06/13 4:00pm

When Gordon Murray failed

The man who designed some of the wildest and most successful Formula One cars of all time, as well as the McLaren F1, is indeed something of a prophet of clever aerodynamics. But when this picture was taken, at the 1986 Spanish Grand Prix, Murray’s latest radical design sucked big time. It was also the way to the… » 11/18/11 4:30pm 11/18/11 4:30pm

Gordon Murray's All-Electric T.27: The Specs

McLaren F1 architect Gordon Murray's been hard at work on the opposite end of the automotive spectrum, designing a clean-sheet super-compact all-electric city car called the T.27 to follow his T.25 gasoline micro-machine. Now we've got the specs. » 5/28/10 1:30pm 5/28/10 1:30pm

Gordon Murray Announces T.27 Before T.25 Even Built

Gordon Murray's busy hiding the T.25 City Car from view, but he's unveiled plans for his next project, the T.27. It'll supposedly be the most efficient all-electric vehicle in the world with aims at ditching everything we think about EV's. » 11/09/09 9:45am 11/09/09 9:45am

T.25 City Car Modular Three-Seat Layout Apes McLaren F1

Gordon Murray's revealed the layout for his pending T.25 City Car. It's a modular central driver system flanked by two rear passengers just like his legendary McLaren F1 super car. This takes the T.25 from just-another-microcar to something very interesting. » 9/08/09 10:30am 9/08/09 10:30am

Gordon Murray's T25 City Car Revealed... Sort Of

This is the first time we've seen the T25 city car » 10/14/08 6:00pm 10/14/08 6:00pm from Gordon Murray Design in three dimensions, though we still can't really tell what it will look like, since it's been neatly wrapped up in a shiny package. It's no secret that Murray, the man behind the legendary McLaren F1, has been obsessed with creating a…

McLaren F1

For the last several weeks we've been sticking with the classics. Cars like the Facel Vega HK500, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and the all-conquering Bugatti Royale — vehicles that aren't so much pure fantasy as they are automotive high water marks. This week we're turning our attention to a modern classic, and the more things … » 11/28/07 12:00pm 11/28/07 12:00pm

Gordon Murray Reveals Type 25 Details

Best known for the iconic McLaren F1, Gordon Murray intends to do for the city car what he did for the supercar. Autocar reports that the Type 25 —to be fully unveiled in two years — will be smaller than a Smart car and cost about $10,000. Murray describes the car as an MPV with a modular design, enabling up to 14… » 7/11/07 6:45pm 7/11/07 6:45pm