Gordon Murray T.33 Spider unveiled: Here’s what you need to know
Gordon Murray T.33 Spider – The Gordon Murray Automotive T.33 Spider blends the T.33’s stunning, classic styling with an even more engrossing and enjoyable driving experience. There is no other supercar like it, with two removable roof panels, a deployable back windshield, and the naturally aspirated Cosworth GMA.2 V12 behind the cabin.
Gordon Murray T.33 Spider raises the bar for its competitors
The T.33 Spider was expertly designed in tandem with the T.33 to provide the exceptional torsional stiffness required for outstanding ride, handling, and agility without adding extra weight. Both vehicles share the same Ultralight carbon fibre monocoque construction. The T.33 Spider raises the bar for open supercars by accomplishing all of these goals and upholding GMA’s seven fundamental principles.
“I picture how it will feel to sit in and how it will feel to drive. So I knew from the first sketch that the T.33 Spider would offer a truly engaging driving experience that’s quite unlike anything else, with its open cockpit and the incredible Cosworth GMA.2 V12 engine right behind you. The T.33 Spider is unusual in the supercar market in that it offers both onboard roof storage and a 295-litre luggage capacity, even though it is still a mid-engine supercar.Professor Gordon Murray
T.33 Spider designed on 7 principles
The T.50 and T.33 show that GMA is unlike any other automaker because it develops and engineers its supercars distinctively. It does not pursue headline success metrics or follow trends-not now and not in the future. Instead, the emphasis is on maintaining, without alteration, the integrity of the initial vision throughout production. Each vehicle is designed and built using the founding seven principles of the company: Driving Perfection, Lightweight, Engineering Art, Premium Brand, and Sustainable Design. Personalized customer journeys, exclusivity, and a return to beauty.
Gordon Murray Automotive is now securely established as a global OEM, according to Phil Lee, CEO of the Gordon Murray Group. Our Halo T.50 model, the most driver-focused supercar in the world, is about to begin shipping to customers. Track-only T.50s will begin manufacturing later this year.
Gordon Murray T.33 Spider crafted with flawless proportions and flowing surfaces
Spider is an evocative moniker that perfectly describes the stunning, classic T.33. T.33 Spider, like its car stablemate, is the epitome of GMA’s Return to Beauty philosophy, but with exterior styling that promises an even more engaging driving experience. This is a supercar unlike any other, with flawless proportions and flowing surfaces crafted from carbon fibre and accomplished with purity and unwavering attention to detail. It was inspired by classic designs from the 1960s. Every surface from the A-pillar backwards is specific to the T.33 Spider while sharing DNA with the T.33 to achieve the design vision established by the very first sketches.
“I knew that one of the biggest challenges in designing the T.33 Spider would be maintaining the purity, balance, and overall beauty of the T.33,”. To ensure that the proportions would be correct, I sketched both variants simultaneously.Professor Gordon Murray
A work of engineering art and design ingenuity
Elegant buttresses that seamlessly merge into the back deck are featured on the fixed portion of the roof, and they are backed by louvres that help the engines cool down even more. When the roof panels are taken off, the T.33’s signature ram induction airbox, which is attached directly to the engine, is even more noticeable on the Spider. The pieces, which are made of lightweight carbon composite, come in a variety of colours. When not in use, they can be tidily stored in the front luggage area to improve usability. With the roof on or off, the rear glass retracts behind the rear bulkhead at the touch of a switch to finish the immersive Spider experience.
Two 90-litre stowage compartments are seamlessly incorporated into the back haunches and opened by a button hidden under the dihedral doors. To guarantee that the T.33 Spider is a truly usable supercar, the mechanisms through which these doors and storage compartments open are works of engineering art and design ingenuity.
A Driver focused interior design
The T.33’s interior epitomizes these defining characteristics and provides a genuinely driver-focused environment by being straightforward, elegant, and analogue. The 120mm, floodlit, defiantly analogue rev counter mounted in the centre of the instrument cluster is the focus point, as befits a supercar. It indicates the Cosworth GMA V12’s performance capability and is calibrated to 11,100 rpm. Climate control and infotainment secondary displays are located on either side, with the latter offering wireless Apple Aerodynamics Car Play and Android Auto compatibility.
With the carbon fibre steering wheel covered in leather and the perfectly weighted pedals, gear change handle, and switchgear machined from aluminium alloy, all of the key controls are exquisitely tactile. The lightweight, carbon fibre chairs are trimmed with leather and Alcantara and are designed with racing aesthetics. Each vehicle is uniquely customized for its owner as a part of the customer experience. The back bulkhead trim between the two seats is now body-coloured, which is one of the distinctive interior characteristics that set the T.33 Spider apart from the coupe. The rear glass is down, which slightly increases the sense of openness by allowing exterior colour to flow into the cabin.
Gordon Murray T.33 Spider comes with exceptional aerodynamics
Gordon Murray and his team created the T.33 Spider’s exceptional aerodynamics without using the ostentatious ducts, skirts, and splitters that are usually used in other supercars by drawing on all the experience they have gained from a career creating ground-effect racing cars. Such devices would undermine the timeless design, so the Passive Boundary Layer Control (PBLC) technology for the T.33 Spider was created using first principles. PBLC, first introduced on T.33, has been improved for the Spider.
Low-pressure air is fed into a back diffuser with a boundary layer removal duct through a ground-effect inlet at the front of the vehicle. With or without the roof panels installed, PBLC provides the perfect mix of low drag, high downforce, and exceptional high-speed stability when combined with the deployable active rear spoiler. To maximize stiffness while achieving the design vision, the fixed rear portion of the roof, which offers rollover protection, is a crucial component of the body design. This faired-in design is more streamlined than the twin “humps” behind the seats, which are characteristic of a speedster body style, thanks to its carefully optimized form that reduces drag and buffeting when the panels are not fitted.