Automotive engineer Gordon Murray

October 30, 2011

Race to market: After a glittering career at the summit of motorsport, Gordon Murray is facing his toughest challenge yet.

In an industry that boasts perhaps more living legends than any other, Prof Gordon Murray enjoys a particularly exalted status. The championship-winning F1 cars he designed for Brabham and McLaren have made him one of the most successful engineers in the history of the sport, while his McLaren F1 was the first road car to use a carbon-fibre monocoque and remains the world’s fastest naturally aspirated production car.

Little wonder then, that when early last year Murray took the wraps off the diminutive T25 city car and announced his intention to revolutionise the world of low-carbon, low-cost vehicles, the wider automotive industry sat up and took notice. Read more>>>>