Gordon Murray has abandoned plans to return to Le Mans with his T50 supercar, saying that current regulations prevent the lightweight V12-powered machine from entering. The announcement follows the launch of a track-only version, codenamed T50s. Instead, the designer says he is looking to set up an affordable privateer GT series where buyers of the T50 racing version can compete with owners of rival supercars.
The weight limit for GT cars start at 1200kg; that wasn’t going to happen putting 300kg of weight in these safely,” he said.
Murray is now in talks with Stéphane Ratel from SRO Motorsports Group, which organises the GT World Challenge and 24 Hours of Spa, to develop a competition that revives the BPR Global GT Series.