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New vehicle from the legendary Gordon Murray

New vehicle from the legendary Gordon Murray”

To be sold under the IGM brand, the new supercar will encompass remarkable attention to detail, says Murray, and integrate his iStream manufacturing techniques. Commemorating 50 years of Murray design and 25 years since the McLaren F1, this new model - an impressively sleek sportscar - is set to "demonstrate a return to design and engineering principles that have made the McLaren F1 such an icon", according to the designer himself.

Instead of the usual steel used in iStream, the new "iStream superlight" will use high-strength aluminium, which is around 50% of the weight of stamped metal, but is still really rigid and durable.

As for Gordon Murray Automotive, the company will focus on utilising the iStream manufacturing process Murray has been perfecting for the past ten years.

Plans for an all-new ultra-compact high-performance coupé that uses McLaren F1 design principles, reinstates Gordon Murray's original IGM vehicle brand and showcases a "superlight" version of his iStream manufacturing process have been unveiled by the designer at an exhibition to mark his first 50 years of creating cars. The new coupé and all future GMA cars will have a redesigned version of the logo Murray first drew for that vehicle. The aim of the Gordon Murray Automotive wing is to take innovative auto designs put them into limited production for bespoke customers.

Factories that utilise the iStream design method need up to 80 per cent less investment than standard manufacturing plants. iStream vehicles are also designed in a way so that they produce 40 per cent fewer Carbon dioxide emissions than standard road cars.

Professor Gordon Murray is the legendary designer of Formula One race cars, the McLaren F1, and of course, who can forget the Murray T25 citycar. His designs won Nelson Piquet two Driver's Championships in 1981 and 1983 before the South African native joined McLaren in 1987.



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