Gordon Murray’s T50 supercar sticks to fun with 6-speed manual

Gordon Murray’s T50 supercar will distinguish itself from rivals by using a 6-speed manual transmission instead of the automated gearboxes found in most other current supercars. Development of the transmission was farmed out to Xtrac, which recently delivered the first completed gearbox to Gordon Murray Design.

A short video released Monday shows assembly and testing of that first gearbox. The transmission will be coupled to a Cosworth-developed 3.9-liter V-12 with a narrow, 65-degree “V,” dry-sump lubrication, and a 12,100-rpm redline. The engine will make 650 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque on its own, but the T50 will also feature a mild-hybrid system based around a 48-volt motor-generator that can add up to 30 hp temporarily.

Add in a ram induction, and output can be boosted up to 700 hp, according to Murray. Drive is to the rear wheels only.

Teaser for GMA T50 supercar due in 2022

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Alfa Romeo Milano: History, Variants, Specifications

Alfa Romeo Milano Essential History

The Alfa Romeo Milano sedan first hit the streets in 1985, known as the Alfa 75 in global markets to celebrate the famed Italian brand’s 75th anniversary as an automobile producer. The Milano name was chosen for the still-important U.S. market, where the car was launched a year later in 1986. The American version was a sportier, less luxurious competitor to the Mercedes 190 E and BMW 3 Series. Despite somewhat controversial styling by Ermanno Cressoni, then the lead at Alfa’s in-house design center, the Milano was well regarded by the media for its engaging handling, but mostly for its engine. While the majority of European Alfa 75s made do with a range of Alfa twin-cam, four-cylinder engines varying in displacement from 1.6 to 2.0 liters, the U.S.-spec Milano was fitted exclusively with Alfa’s V-6 engine, often nicknamed the “Busso V-6” after its creator,

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