The McLaren F1 Designer Made a Car for 'Real-World' Driving Conditions

The only thing you'll be compensating for is a need for speed

By Evan Bleier

 
The McLaren F1 Designer Made a Car for 'Real-World' Driving Conditions
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03 November 2017

From the McLaren F1 to the unnamed TVR model we found out about in June, we’ve long been fans of all things from wheels wizard Professor Gordon Murray.

We’re pleased to announce that it appears those fuzzy feelings will extend to the first offering from Gordon Murray Automotive, a new low-volume car manufacturing company that’s been created to complement the pre-existing Gordon Murray Design engineering group.

Set to be marketed under the new IGM brand (Ian is Murray’s actual first name), the all-new road car is “inspired by the engineering principles of the McLaren F1” but will be built for "contemporary driving conditions.”

Murray’s marque promises their first build will be blessed with advanced aerodynamics and be extremely lightweight thanks to a body constructed using Murray’s vaunted iStream process.

We don’t have much else to go on other than the side view shot of the sporty-looking model that GMA released, but it does sound like Murray is serious that the car is meant “for real-world conditions.”

In addition to using the phrase while speaking with Top Gear about the project, he said that cars of today are “losing the plot on involvement” and added, “I just want to get back to real driving.”

If his idea of “real driving” involves a car that resembles the F1, we’re right there with him.

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