Gordon Murray T.33 Spider debuts with removable roof panels


Gordon Murray Automotive claims to have already allocated all units of T.50 (100), T.50s Niki Lauda (25) and T.33 (100). But don’t worry. In case you missed getting an allocation for any of the aforementioned three, you probably can try for the T.33 Spider—which is also limited to 100 units. And, in case this is sold-out too, you might find solace in the fact that the T.50 is yet to get a Spider sibling and so is the T.50s Niki Lauda 😉

But anyway, as mentioned, we’re looking at the Spider version of the Gordon Murray T.33 coupe that debuted in early 2022. Just to be clear, this is not a convertible with a folding soft-top/hard-top roof mechanism, but comes with two manually removable roof panels that can be stored in the frunk. Since these are removable panels, the rear windscreen section could’ve been the same; I mean, the designers could’ve gone for a Porsche Targa-like approach, but most likely for aerodynamics or weight-saving reasons, it’s a flattened-out approach here.


You can also probably notice that the front windscreen is raked a bit aggressively towards the back, making it a bit difficult for ingress and egress, but the understanding is that the final production model will have improvements over this prototype.

In addition to a frunk, you also get these side storage pods with rear-hinged doors that look pretty cool when the front doors are open as well, giving Koenigsegg-esque vibes. But anyway, the T.33 Spider claims a dry weight of 1,108 kg (2,443 lbs), which is only 18 kg (40 lbs) more than that of the coupe, thanks to the chassis being prepared for an open-top version right from the outset, and also due to the fact that there’s no motorized convertible roof mechanism here.

Inside, things are just as simple and analogue as they are in the coupe. There’s no touchscreen or AI nonsense; it’s all about giving the controls back to the driver. However, there are digital displays on either side of the analogue tachometer; the left one is for the essential information, while the right one is for your infotainment. You also get wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The rest of the things are gonna remain the same, of course. The Cosworth-sourced 3.9-litre (3,994 cc) V12 naturally aspirated engine offers 454 kW (617 metric hp) at 10,250 rpm and 451 Nm (333 lb-ft) of torque at 6,750 rpm. These figures are now the same for both Coupe and Spider. The engine can rev up to 11,100 rpm. A 6-speed manual gearbox drives the rear wheels.

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