McLaren F1 Designer Talks Smack About The P1 And Hybrid Hypercars

In the 1990s, designer Gordon Murray and the team at McLaren conquered the world with the McLaren F1. Today he's focused on revolutionizing the way we drive with tiny, ligthweight, efficient city cars. So is he a fan of McLaren's new hybrid halo car, the P1? Not really. » 6/16/14 10:53am 6/16/14 10:53am

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

The Amazing Story Of How The Very First McLaren F1 Was Born

I'm not talking about Gordon Murray's blueprints, nor the Ultima GTR that was used for the prototype. McLaren's 'Lost Weekend' is the story of how the first real version of one of the greatest driving cars ever built, the F1, was born. » 5/21/13 3:30pm 5/21/13 3:30pm

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

Holy Ferruccio! A Lamborghini Countach Safety Car

Surely this must classify as a warp event in ‘80s teenage bedroom poster physics. The only thing missing is Farrah Fawcett frolicking on the engine cover. Click for another picture! » 10/07/10 4:30pm 10/07/10 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

Inside A McLaren F1 Hitting 241 MPH

The F1 was the fastest production car for over a decade. Here is video from the cockpit on March 31, 1998, when the McLaren recorded its highest speed ever. » 4/06/10 2:30pm 4/06/10 2:30pm

Brabham BT46B Fan Car: Making Lemonade From Lemons

The BT46B—also known as the Fan Car—was a cunning Gordon Murray racer, designed to one-up the dominant Lotus 79 in the 1978 Formula One season. » 1/07/10 1:30pm 1/07/10 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 T25 Could Lead To Apple Car

The Gordon Murray T25 is more about proving a radical new production process than it is about reinventing the city car, the designer told Car Magazine. That process could enable non-car companies to manufacture automobiles. » 8/28/09 4:30pm 8/28/09 4:30pm

The History Of BMW in Formula One: 1982 — 2009

BMW has been active in Formula One since 1982, when they supplied an absolutely bollocks engine to Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team. Now that they're calling it quits, let's take a look back at their 27 years in the sport. » 7/30/09 12:00pm 7/30/09 12:00pm

What’s This Engine Bay?

It's time again to test your automotive intellectual fortitude by figuring out what car this engine bay's from before you click through. Sure, you'll say you got it right in the comments, but only you'll know the truth. » 7/01/09 5:15pm 7/01/09 5:15pm

Brabus Roadster Coupé: The Daily Driver of the Man Who Designed the…

The REVA G-Wiz is tiny indeed but not very cool. How about something a hair larger but with a lot more style and power. Like maybe the Brabus Roadster Coupé. » 4/24/09 2:00pm 4/24/09 2:00pm

Gordon Murray T.25 City Car Officially Teased In Franchise Announcement

A skirt-lifting teaser of the much-anticipated T.25 City Car has been released accompanying the announcement Gordon Murray Design is now officially entertaining franchise buyers of the super-secret microcar. » 2/27/09 2:30pm 2/27/09 2:30pm

Gordon Murray T.25 To Come In Four Pocket-Sized Varieties

Updates on McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray's T.25 city car have been slow lately, but we've just learned the T.25 will come in four varieties and boast an almost unbelievably tiny footprint. » 2/16/09 5:30pm 2/16/09 5:30pm

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… » 11/28/07 12:00pm 11/28/07 12:00pm