Gordon Murray is, for a car designer, about as successful and famous as a car designer can be. He first gained notoriety by making radical, and winning, Grand Prix race cars for Brabham (including the mind-blowing BT46). Then he moved on to making even more impressive race cars for McLaren. That wasn’t enough, so he designed the revolutionary McLaren F1 three-seat supercar.
So when you’ve done all that, what’s next? How do you top yourself now Murray? In a completely unorthodox and lateral move, he started working on the T25 city car that was not associated with any manufacturer. True to his nature, the word was that the T25 was to be a revolutionary small, light, inexpensive and eco-conscious and the McLaren F1 was fast.
And now comes word that who produces the car is almost an academic concern to Gordon Murray, but it could be someone like Virgin or Sony or Apple. Yes, that Apple.