The model makers at Amalgam Collection have announced a 1:8-scale, a 54cm (21-inch) long recreation of the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50.
The T.50 is the spiritual successor to the Gordon Murray-designed iconic F1. The T.50 revisits the same supercar territory, refining the singularity of Murray’s vision yet further, but this time equipped with technology 25 years newer and significantly more efficient.
Restricted to just 199 pieces, the edition of GMA T.50 models required over 3,500 hours of development, and the resulting prototype only received the approval of the designers and engineers at Gordon Murray Automotive once they were fully satisfied with its accuracy of representation.
Working from CAD data supplied directly by Gordon Murray Automotive, Amalgam’s team of craftspeople developed a prototype, scaling down the data to ensure that the details were fully captured. Molds were taken from the master components for the individual parts, with metal, carbon fiber and rubber used to cast or machine each piece of the intricate construction, while some parts are produced by 3D printers.
“The target is to produce a model that looks exactly like the real car. There should be nothing that dispels the illusion that you are looking at the original full-size car,” said Sandy Copeman, Founder of Amalgam. “If you can take a high-resolution photograph and put it in front of somebody, and they have no idea whether they’re looking at a model or the real car, then we’ve done our job.”
Each model in the edition will require 350 hours to cast, fit, fettle, paint and assemble the 1,093 individual parts together.
The edition replicates the T.50 in its launch specification, with a Magnesium Silver and satin carbon exterior color scheme, dark gray gloss wheel alloys and light gold brake calipers. The model features openable doors, allowing close examination of the details of the central ‘jet-fighter-style’ driving position. Every detail of the Matrix Orange and Chromite Black Alcantara and leather interior has been replicated, right down to the orange Lozenge Spine embroidery and central analog rev counter. The model’s rear engine covers can also be opened, revealing the detailing of the super-compact, naturally aspirated, 3.9-litre 670 PS Cosworth GMA V12 engine.
Amalgam’s astonishingly realistic and strikingly detailed large-scale models are already widely recognized as engineering art by luxury car owners and model collectors worldwide, and the GMA T.50 further extends the close cooperation between Amalgam and Gordon Murray that has been established for over a decade.
Each of the 100 customers ordering a new T.50 from Gordon Murray Automotive will be offered a bespoke model precisely replicating every aspect of their own cars specification through Amalgam’s exclusive tailor-made service.