Gordon, was the Murray T50S always in the pipeline after the T50 road car?
“The plan was to do exactly what T50 did for road cars on the track: the very best experience. Nothing to do with being the quickest around the Nordschleife – though it’s going to be blindingly quick. It was all focused on if you had to have one track car and potentially go racing one day, what would give you the very best experience?
“850kg. Central driving position. Twelve thousand revs [laughs]. A 700 horsepower V12… it adds up to something quite spectacular. So it’s not a variant.
“It’s not like when I finished the McLaren F1 and then started on the GTR and the LM. This has been a parallel process for 18 months. Not much of the original ’50 remains. It’s got new body panels, new monocoque, new gearbox, and a very different engine. But it’s been fun tearing up the rulebook.”