Gordon Murray Automotive reveals droptop T.33 called the Spider
Early last year, Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) revealed the T.33 supercar. It sits below the T.50 flagship but still comes with a Cosworth-built 3.9-liter naturally-aspirated V12 that cranks out 615 PS with 451 Nm of torque. It is then paired to a proper 6-speed manual transmission and comes with an 11,000 rpm redline.
With only 100 units made, this limited-run supercar will be quite a rare sight. But what if you prefer your V12-powered supercar without a roof? Luckily, GMA also built a droptop version called the T.33 Spider.
Also limited to 100 examples, this particular T.33 gets the timeless and aerodynamic design as its coupe counterpart but comes with two removable roof panels, a deployable rear window, and the high-revving V12 at the back.
The roof panels are made from lightweight carbon composite which can be specified in a wide array of colors. When not in use, they can be stored in the 115-liter front luggage compartment (AKA frunk) that can also hold larger items. As mentioned earlier, it has a rear glass window that can drop below the rear bulkhead with a press of a switch for the driver and passenger to better hear the V12 roar.
While the T.33 may not be the most practical supercar, GMA made sure that it can carry luggage. Just like the regular coupe version, the T.33 Spider comes with two 90-liter luggage compartments integrated into rear quarters – perfect for when you want to bring the T.33 Spider on a long road trip.
Open the dihedral doors, and a driver-focused cockpit greets occupants. Don't expect any fancy doodads here as Gordon Murray himself wanted the interior to be simple. In front of the driver is a carbon fiber steering wheel upholstered in leather while a pair of screens and a rev counter provides the necessary information for the driver.
Meanwhile, the actual gearshift and the other switch gears are made out of machined aluminum alloy. Last but not least, the race-inspired carbon fiber seats are trimmed in a combination of leather and Alcantara.
“While it’s still a mid-engine supercar I wouldn’t accept any compromise on usability: this is why the T.33 Spider is unique in the supercar sector in delivering both onboard roof storage and a 295-liter luggage capacity,” said Gordon Murray.
Whereas most supercars nowadays are becoming more high-tech and disconnected from the driver's inputs, the T.33 Spider (and the T.50) harkens back to uncompromising performance while still delivering an engaging driving experience, with or without a roof.