Gordon Murray's office
Gordon Murray is clearly a hoarder – the exhibition starts with a recreation of his office in South Africa using original items that he has kept since the 1960s. He designed his first car in South Africa before 'selling everything and boarding a converted cargo boat for the UK.'
1967 IGM Ford Special
Murray isn't just a designer, he's always enjoyed a spot of racing too. He built his own car and engine between 1965 and 1967 and spent two years racing it in South Africa before moving to the UK. This car is a replica based on the original drawings and photos that Murray has kept over.
1971 IGM Minibug
Murray and his wife didn't have a car to drive around in, but Gordon designed this car during his first two years at the Brabham F1 team. They used it as their main car for two years, and Murray built another three to make a bit of cash. It's based on a Mini van's front and rear sub frames and uses its 850cc engine.
1972 Duckhams Ford LM
Murray was approached to design a British assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours, designing this car in his spare time within six months. It finished 12th overall after an accident two hours before the end of the race.
1973 Brabham BT42
Bernie Ecclestone sacked most of the existing engineering team when he took on Brabham in 1972, but he kept on Murray and a successful partnership was born. Murray was encouraged to think laterally and challenge the rules.
1975 Brabham BT44B
The BT44B showed Murray's ingenuity in designing F1 cars – it had what he calls a 'sacrificial vee' under the car that gave additional downforce and meant he could use smaller wings up top.
When Murray first moved to a bigger house he couldn't afford an expensive tractor to get around the garden, so he built his own. This uses six-wheeler F1 rain tyres and a Brabham F1 steering wheel.
1977-79 Brabham F1 cars
Brabham team boss Bernie Ecclestone and Gordon Murray had a then-unrivalled partnership, enjoying a massive amount of success together.
1979 Brabham BT46B Fan car
It's commonly held that this car was banned because of its trick fan design that essentially sucked the car on to the track, but the FIA ruled it legal because 60 percent of the air was used for cooling. Political pressure from other teams led to team boss Bernie Ecclestone withdrawing the car...
1979 Brabham BT48
The BT48 was a radical approach to Formula 1 at the time, the first F1 car to use carbon. It didn't use any conventional wings and was competitive, but the engine unreliable.
1982 Brabham BT50B
This car mastered the art of the F1 pit stop – lightness is a mantra of Murray's, and he reckoned that too much fuel was costing time. He even invented the tyre warmer during 1982.
1982 Midas Alfa
This car was borne out of the partnership between Brabham and Alfa Romeo in F1, adapting an existing British design.
1983 Brabham BT52
Murray had three months to come up with a new concept after side-skirts were banned in F1, and the BT52 was a radical design. It was the first F1 car to be designed around pit stops. It won four races and Nelson Piquet the championship.
1988 McLaren MP4/4
Radical seems to be used a lot with Murray's F1 designs, but for good reason. The MP4/4 is the most successful F1 car ever, winning 15 of 16 races and both championships in 1988.
1989 McLaren MP4/5
1989 saw the F1 regulations change back to naturally aspirated engines. Carrying on the success of 1988, it won Alain Prost another driver's title. The Honda success seems like a very long time ago for McLaren...
1995 McLaren F1 GTR
The racing version of the F1 dominated wherever it was entered, showing off the fundamental good qualities of the McLaren. 'I was reluctant to go racing, but I thought someone might convert our car badly.' It won Le Mans outright in 1995.
1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail
The 900kg 'Longtail' version of the racing F1 was McLaren's response to fierce competitors Porsche. It won its class at the Le Man 24 Hours in 1997.
2010 GMD City Car
Gordon Murray Design was set up in 2007 to develop the new iStream manufacturing process. The T25 shows off all the benefits of the system, and even has Murray's now-signature three-seat layout. It weighs just 630kg and was a fine demonstration that Murray still had it.
2011 Today Teewave AR1
Toray was one of the first technical partners to work with the newly formed Gordon Murray Design, bringing carbonfibre expertise to the party. The AR1 was intended to show off Toray's knowhow, and the 840kg electric car includes a 200kg battery.
2016 Global Vehicle Trust Ox
Murray describes the Ox as the most important thing he's ever done – it's a flat-pack truck that can carry two tonnes and reach the most unreachable places on the planet.
2016 Shell City Car
Murray built the Shell city car as a showcase for eco-friendly life cycles. He says you can run the car for 62,000 miles and the entire carbon footprint of the car will be less than *building* a typical industry SUV.
2017 TVR Griffith
The new TVR Griffith was officially launched at the 2017 Goodwood Revival. The new sports car is due to go into production at the end of 2018 and isn't just designed by Gordon Murray, but uses the iStream platform too – it weighs just 1,300kg.
iStream city cars
The iStream range of city cars have been put together to demonstrate what Murray's new platform is capable of. The Yamaha concept was shown in 2013, but never materialised into production.
Gordon Murray Automotive HQ
Gordon Murray Automotive has opened its new R&D facility at Dunsfold, near Guildford. The hairdrying mermaid logo is based on Murray's own family crest.
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