Automotive GMA T.50s Niki Lauda

Published on April 8th, 2024 | by Sounder Rajen


Dario Franchitti And Gordon Murray With The GMA T.50s Niki Lauda

Witness the greatness of the Screamin V12 powered GMA T.50s Niki Lauda

In a collaboration of racing legends, Dario Franchitti and Gordon Murray have unveiled the awe-inspiring GMA T.50s Niki Lauda, a track-inspired driving marvel that pays homage to the indomitable spirit of Formula 1 icon, Niki Lauda. At its heart roars a formidable 770hp 4.0L Cosworth V12 engine, unleashing its full fury with a sporty redline of 12,100rpm.

GMA T.50s Niki Lauda

This automotive masterpiece is meticulously engineered to deliver unparalleled performance, boasting a super light body weighing a mere 1,878lbs (about 852kg). Surpassing even its predecessor, the standard T.50, by shedding an additional 200lbs (roughly 91kg), the T.50s epitomises Murray’s pursuit of perfection, a spiritual successor to his iconic McLaren F1.

Moreover, the genesis of the T.50s Niki Lauda is deeply rooted in friendship and shared passion for motorsport excellence. Crafted in loving memory of Gordon’s dear friend and three-time Formula 1 World Champion, Niki Lauda, this extraordinary vehicle stands as a testament to their enduring camaraderie forged during their Brabham days.

GMA T.50s Niki Lauda

In a poignant tribute to Gordon’s illustrious racing legacy, each chassis of the T.50s will be christened with the name of a track where a Gordon Murray-designed car clinched victory in a Grand Prix. The inaugural chassis, aptly dubbed “Kyalami,” commemorates Gordon’s maiden triumph on the hallowed tarmac of his native South Africa, a poignant nod to his illustrious career.

Further underscoring the T.50s’ storied lineage is the homage paid to the Swedish Grand Prix, where Niki Lauda piloted Gordon Murray’s groundbreaking Brabham BT46 “Fan Car” to victory. It is a fitting tribute to the enduring legacy of both Murray and Lauda, a heartfelt gesture that adds an extra layer of significance to this limited-edition masterpiece.

GMA T.50s Niki Lauda

On top of that, with only 25 units slated for production, each bearing the weight of motorsport history and innovation, the T.50s Niki Lauda stands as a beacon of automotive excellence and a testament to the enduring legacy of two titans of the racing world. 

GMA T.50s Niki Lauda

What’s more, with every single unit already spoken for, this extraordinary vehicle promises to leave an indelible mark on the annals of automotive history, embodying the spirit of competition, camaraderie, and unwavering pursuit of perfection.

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