The one new car I most want to drive.
Motor Trend|January 2022
The Big Picture
Angus MacKenzie

The new car that's right at the top of my must-drive bucket list: the GMA T.50. OK, the name sounds about as sexy as the serial number on a kitchen appliance, so let me sell it a little harder: The road-legal GMA T.50 has a steering wheel in the center of its cockpit, weighs just 2,173 pounds, and is powered by a 654-hp naturally aspirated V-12 that screams to 12,100 rpm and drives the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. It also boasts active aerodynamics in the form of a fan that helps suck the car down onto the road at speed.

Oh, and it's designed by Gordon Murray.

Born in South Africa, Murray has spent most of his adult life thinking about making cars work better and go faster. His father, Bill, raced motorcycles and prepped race cars, and Murray started working as a mechanical design draftsman while studying engineering at technical college and building himself a club-racing car in his spare time. He moved to the U.K. in 1969 and lucked into a job at the Brabham race team when he “just wandered into the workshop the day owner Ron Tauranac was interviewing draftsman candidates.

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