Gordon Murray goes topless with T.33 Spider

British supercar manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive has unveiled its latest creation, the T.33 Spider.

Designed alongside its coupe counterpart, the T.33, the two-seat roadster retains the same aerodynamics with an active rear spoiler and a classic 1960s-inspired shape.

The two carbon roof panels of the T.33 Spider can be stowed in the 115-litre front luggage compartment, and the rear window can be slid into the partition at the touch of a button.

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The GMA design team has managed to eliminate most of the weight normally associated with folding roof assemblies, as the Spider weighs just 18kg more than the coupé at 1108kg.

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The T.33 Spider is powered by the same 3.9-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that produces 454 kW of power at 10,250 rpm and 451 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm.

The engine is electronically limited to 11,100 rpm and weighs a total of 178 kg, making it the world’s lightest road car V12 engine, according to GMA.

The V12 is available with a six-speed manual, jettisoning the paddle-shift gearbox offered with the coupe, chosen by only a handful of T.33 coupe buyers.

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The vehicle will be hand built alongside the T.33 at the brand’s new manufacturing facility in Surrey using carbon fiber monocoque technology.

Behind the double doors is a 90 liter storage space under each of the rear coves.

The T.33 Spider rolls on 19-inch front wheels and 20-inch rear wheels that sit on Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires.

Inside is a centrally mounted analog tachometer, shouldered by air conditioning and infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

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The carbon-fiber steering wheel is leather-trimmed, aluminum alloy was used for the pedals and shifter, and the racing-inspired carbon-fiber seats are upholstered in leather and Alcantara.

The Spider is the second of three anticipated T.33 variants. A track-focused third model will join the Coupé and Spider.

“From the beginning of the T.33 program I’ve always wanted to have a Spider – in fact I sketched the Spider in front of the coupe to make sure the proportions worked,” said Gordon Murray himself before the vehicle’s launch.

“From that first sketch, I knew the T.33 Spider, with its open cockpit and incredible Cosworth GMA.2 V12 engine right behind you, would offer a truly immersive driving experience that was second to none.”

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Like the Coupé, the Spider will also be limited to 100 units.

Based on the popularity of the T.33 coupe, which sold out shortly after it was announced, the Spider won’t be available for long.

Pricing has not yet been confirmed, but the T.33 Spider is expected to sell for just over £1.37million (AU$2.54million) of the coupé model.

Gordon Murray’s current lineup consists of the T.50, the T.50s Niki Lauda, ​​the T.33 Coupé and now the T.33 Spider.

Gordon Murray has already started work on electrifying its range, with two electric SUVs reportedly in the works.

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James Brien

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