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McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray no fan of hybrid supercars

Posted Jul 12th 2014 6:00PM

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McLaren F1 LMYou'd think that the extreme performance, engineering and technology of hybrid hypercars like the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder would appeal to a guy like Gordon Murray. After all, the man behind the McLaren F1, the original hypercar, knows a thing or six about pushing the edge of the performance envelope with a new vehicle.

The F1 came out over 20 years ago, but even then, it was exploring the limits of automotive technology. But if Murray were in the driver's seat today, he'd pass on all the F1-inspired trickery that's infiltrating the modern breed of supercars. Instead, as he tells Goodwood Road & Racing, he'd focus on building a "great driver's car" with "pure engineering." We aren't sure how Murray's engineering differs, or is purer, than the work done in Woking, Maranello and Zuffenhausen, but we suppose he's entitled to his opinions.

Overall, the interview with GRR and Murray is a fascinating read into a man that has a very unique take on what a driver's car should be. Hop over and have a read.

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News Source: Goodwood Road & Racing

Image Credit: Copyright 2014 Drew Phillips / AOL, Copyright 2014 Matt Davis / AOL

Category: Coupe, Performance, McLaren

Tags: gordon murray, mclaren, mclaren f1, mclaren p1


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