Gordon Murray is reportedly building an electric SUV

Gordon Murray Automotive, McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray’s new car company, is currently finalizing a pair of V-12 supercars.

While the company is committed to offering V-12 cars as long as emissions rules allow, it will soon offer electric vehicles in preparation for the internal-combustion engine era, and some of these EVs will be SUVs.

In an interview with Dr. Autocar Published Monday, Murray said his two electric SUVs are working, one for GMA and the other for another automaker.

An SUV will have four seats and front wheel drive and another five seats and four wheel drive. Pricing will be more accessible than GMA’s Supercar’s seven-digit price tags, and SUVs will “change the way we think about range concerns and vehicle dynamics,” Murray said.

Gordon Murray Automotive T.33

Gordon Murray Automotive T.33

The SUVs are being built by separate company Gordon Murray Designs, and the recently founded Gordon Murray Electronics will use a platform built by another company within the Gordon Murray Group.

According to Autocar, SUVs will benefit from Moore’s iStream design and manufacturing process, where instead of the traditional unibody and stamped metal production, cars are assembled using a tubular frame with pre-assembled composite panels featuring a honeycomb structure. iStream claims to not only save weight but also make production easier and more flexible.

The release date of the SUV was not specified.

For existing GMA models, the T.50 Supercar will begin production later this year The T.33 Supercar will then begin production in 2024. GMA then plans to offer electrified supercars, with the T.33 confirmed as the last V-12 model of GMA without electrification.

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