One hundred very fortunate buyers are going to have the opportunity of owning one of Gordon Murray’s latest creations, the T.33 Spider. Each of those buyers will have to know how to, and want to, drive a supercar with a manual transmission. As is the case with the T.33 coupe, the only drivetrain layout available is rear wheel drive and a 6 speed manual.
Powering this work of art is a naturally aspirated 3,994 cc Cosworth GMA.2 all-aluminium V12 producing 608 hp at a lofty 10,250 rpm. Redline is electronically-limited 11,100 rpm. Torque is rated at 332 lb-ft from 4,500-10,500 rpm. Air is fed to the engine via the rooftop ram air scoop. This is the world’s lightest V12 engine weighing in at just 392 pounds.
“When drawing a car I imagine what it’s going to feel like to sit in, and how it will feel to drive.”Professor Gordon Murray CBE (Commander of the British Empire)
“So from the first sketch I knew that, with its open cockpit and the incredible Cosworth GMA.2 V12 engine right behind you, the T.33 Spider would deliver a truly involving driving experience that’s quite unlike anything else. And while it’s still a mid-engine supercar I wouldn’t accept any compromise on usability: this is why the T.33 Spider is unique in the supercar sector in delivering both onboard roof storage and a 295 litre luggage capacity”.
The Spider has two removable roof panels and the rear glass can be dropped down creating an open-air environment. Filling the cabin will be the soundtrack provided by the high revving 12 cylinder engine. With a dry weight of just over 2,400 pounds, acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour takes less than 3 seconds.
The T.33 Spider’s 19 and 20 inch lightweight forged aluminium wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires with 235/35 ZR19’s up front and 295/30 ZR20’s in the rear. Driver aids include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Stability control (switchable), Traction control (switchable), Power assisted brakes, Power assisted steering and reversing camera.
The T.33 Spider is built around Gordon Murray Automotive’ s seven core principles: Driving Perfection, Lightweight, Engineering Art, Premium Brand, a Return to Beauty, Exclusivity and a personalized Customer Journey. The cost of this limited production 2-seater is more than two million dollars.
“The arrival of the T.33 Spider sees Gordon Murray Automotive firmly established as a global OEM,” said Phil Lee, Gordon Murray Group CEO. “Customer deliveries of our halo T.50 model – the world’s most driver centric supercar – are due imminently, and the track-only T.50s will be in production later this year. In addition, by the end of the year our production team will have moved into our new bespoke global headquarters at Highams Park, Windlesham, where both the T.33 and the incredible new T.33 Spider will be lovingly hand-built. I am incredibly proud of the fact that, less than three years since the reveal of T.50, Gordon Murray Automotive is a global OEM with an outstanding portfolio of four supercars: T.50, T.50s, T.33 and now T.33 Spider.”
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