Month: July 2020

2150-Pound T.50 Supercar Much Better Than McLaren F1, Says Man Who Designed Both

From Car and Driver

  • Gordon Murray Automotive is delaying the launch of its three-seat supercar, the T.50, because of COVID-19, but will build the first prototype in September, with the first customers getting them in January 2022.
  • The T.50 will have a Cosworth-built naturally aspirated 650-hp 4.0-liter V-12, yet the car will weigh less than a Mazda Miata.
  • Gordon Murray told C/D that 40 percent of the T.50’s buyers so far are people under age 45, who may have had posters of his McLaren F1 on their walls as teens. “This is their F1,” he said.

UPDATE 7/22/20: Gordon Murray Automotive has released a cutaway drawing (pictured below) of the 4.0-liter V-12 that will power the upcoming T.50 supercar.

Photo credit: Gordon Murray Design

A fresh addition to the growing list of things the coronavirus pandemic has denied us: the first look at Gordon Murray’s forthcoming T.50

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Daimler Designer Says Mercedes Is More Of A Lifestyle Brand Than Car Maker

Don’t worry, it’ll continue to build mostly cars.

Daimler is in the midst of an interesting process of reconstructing its business. Or, rather, restructuring its operations, which includes deeper ties with other manufacturers, rethinking of the Smart brand, and turning Mercedes-Benz into a much more than just a carmaker. In fact, Daimler’s lead designer believes the marque is already more of a lifestyle brand than an automaker.

In a recent Skype interview with Forbes‘ Nargess Banks, Daimler and Mercedes chief design officer Gorden Wagener provided details about the latter’s transition into a luxury lifestyle brand that offers a wide range of products, varying from small electric city cars to Maybach limousines. 

“I don’t see us as an automotive company so much but more of a lifestyle and luxury brand as our work goes way beyond cars,” Wagener said when asked to define the company he is working

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Classic Car Procession Celebrates Lifelong Enthusiast

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Probably how every classic car lover would like to go.

Over his lifetime, it’s estimated that Phil Deegan owned 150 cars, and his home in Mankato, Minnesota is said to have always displayed an assortment of classic cars and trucks. So it makes total sense that after Deegan passed away on July 14, 2020, his funeral procession would be a rolling tribute to the automotive enthusiast. At the funeral service, a group of classic cars and trucks lined the church’s parking, and this was followed by a procession of classic vehicles to the cemetery including a 1964-66 Chevy C10 that carried his coffin in the cargo bed.

Image Credit: KEYC News

In a video report from KEYC News, Deegan’s son Dan said that his father “loved anything with wheels on it and anything with a motor in it,” while his obituary

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