British racecar designer Gordon Murray said his automotive company will build a limited-edition V-12 supercar for delivery in 2022.
The car will cost 2 million pounds ($2.54 million) before taxes and arrive 30 years after the launch of iconic McLaren F1 supercar, which Murray also engineered.
The T.50 will borrow the F1's three-seat layout with the driver in the center but "improves upon its predecessor in every way," Murray said in a statement
The T.50 will be limited to 100 models and will be designed, engineered and built by Murray's own company, Gordon Murray Automotive.
The car's 650-hp naturally aspirated V-12 engine will be made by UK powertrain specialist Cosworth and will rev to 12,100 rpm, making it the highest revving engine ever used in a production car, Murray says. The engine will not be electrified.
The T.50 is based around a carbon-fiber 'tub' and is said to weigh just 980 kg (2161 pounds). It uses innovative downforce and aerodynamic techniques, for example using fans to suck the car to the road in the manner of the Murray-designed Brabham BT46B Formula One 'Fan Car' from 1978, which won the single race it competed in before being withdrawn.
"The T.50 rewrites the supercar rulebook," Murray said.
Murray's company has partnered with an unnamed Formula One team to help with the aerodynamic development.
Murray said the car would be judged on the experience it delivers for the driver, rather than in terms of pure numbers.
"I have absolutely no interest in chasing records for top speed or acceleration. Our focus is instead on delivering the purest, most rewarding driving experience of any supercar ever built -- but, rest assured, it will be quick," Murray said.
After leaving McLaren, Murray set up an automotive design company in 2007 and has worked on a number of projects, including a new production system for lower-volume cars called iStream.
Murray designed the planned new car for the revived TVR sports-car brand that would be built using iStream, but the project has been delayed.
Murray also designed a new commercial vehicle aimed at less wealthy countries called the OX, which aimed to undercut competition such as Chinese pickups while giving owners a more useable vehicle. No production plans have been announced.