Car Designer Gordon Murray Announces New Vehicle Manufacturing Business
Gordon Murray has announced a new vehicle manufacturing company – Gordon Murray Automotive – which will take new car designs into limited-run production.
The first car will be a flagship model launched under a new Gordon Murray brand, which will “buck the current trend for ever more complicated and heavy vehicles”, says the company.
Cars built by the new business will be based on a new version of Murray’s iStream automotive production system. Murray also claims the new business will be able to manufacture vehicles on a low-volume basis for external customers.
“The new manufacturing business significantly expands the capabilities of our group of companies,” explains Murray. “With our first new car, we will demonstrate a return to the design and engineering principles that have made the McLaren F1 such an icon.”
Gordon Murray Automotive forms part of a new corporate organisation for the engineering group, and is positioned as a sister company to Gordon Murray Design; the latter having been formed in 2007, which was just a couple of years after Murray had left the McLaren Group.
2017 marks several significant anniversaries for Gordon Murray, notably his 50th year in vehicle engineering and design, the 10th year of operation for Gordon Murray Design, 25 years since the McLaren F1 road car entered production, and the 10th anniversary of the company’s trademarked iStream manufacturing system.