The Cosworth 3.9-liter naturally aspirated V12 of Gordon Murray’s T.50 supercar is edging nearer to being highway prepared.
This outstanding engine will be capable of rev by way of to 12,100 rpm and, again in March, a three-cylinder model of the V12 was pushed by way of to this redline. Quick ahead to July and Cosworth has constructed the whole V12 which, on this video, is proven being revved to eight,000 rpm.
As you’ll think about, the Cosworth V12 produces an intoxicating cacophony because the revs construct. We are able to’t start to think about what it’ll sound like when the corporate decides to check it to its limits and use that further 4,100 rpm.
It’s not simply the high-revving nature of the T.50’s engine that may make it particular, but additionally the truth that it would rev from idle to the redline in simply 0.Three seconds.
When the T.50 was first introduced, Gordon Murray mentioned it could ship 650 hp and 331 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. Nevertheless, checks have already proven it’s good for 672 hp, a determine that ought to rise when making an allowance for the ram induction system utilized by the automotive. Finishing the drivetrain will probably be a 48-volt built-in starter generator and a six-speed manual transmission that sends energy to the rear wheels.
Very similar to its non secular predecessor, the McLaren F1, the T.50 has been designed to be exceptionally mild and can tip the scales at simply 2,160 lbs (980 kg). It is going to additionally use a 400 mm electric fan mounted on the again that may suck up air from below the automotive and drastically improve downforce.