The T.50 starred at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting on 16-17 October 2021. The much-anticipated new supercar made its public dynamic debut at the storied Sussex circuit, driven by three-times Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti MBE.
Dario admitted it ‘was a privilege and slightly terrifying’ to give the car its first ever public run, as he put the T.50 – and its 12,100 rpm redline Cosworth GMA V12 engine – through its paces over the weekend in front of a large crowd. Grinning from ear to ear, Dario was emphatic. ‘It gave me goosebumps. It’s just incredible.’ The most memorable moment? Probably getting wheelspin ‘north of 11,000’ as a he shifted from fourth to fifth on a damp track on the Saturday.
RACING CHAMPION DARIO FRANCHITTI MBE HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE T.50 SINCE THE EARLY DAYS.
Dario helped with the dynamic development work on the T.50. The Scottish-born driver piloted the new supercar at its public debut at Goodwood in October 2021 and has evaluated prototypes at Millbrook, GMA’s main test base. Dario is one of the UK’s most successful racing drivers, achieving most of his success in the US.
He is a three-times winner of the Indianapolis 500, America’s most famous motor race, and a four-times champion in the IndyCar series, America’s top single-seater racing category. Dario also won the 24 hours of Daytona sports car race (in 2008) and was BBC Scotland’s Sports Personality of the Year in 2007, the year of his first IndyCar and Indianapolis 500 victories.
This car is epic. It rewrites the supercar rule book. If that’s the full stop to the internal combustion engine supercar, it’s a pretty good full stop.
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Creating the T.50
GORDON MURRAY REVEALS THE MOST DRIVER-CENTRIC SUPERCAR EVER BUILT
Gordon Murray tells Dario Franchitti how he designed the ultimate V12-powered, lightweight supercar at the GMA T.50’s global reveal on 4th August 2020.
From its central seating position to its compact footprint and unique, ground-effect fan, the T.50 rewrites the supercar rulebook.