Think ‘convertibles’ and Gordon Murray is hardly going to be the first name that pops into your head. Convertibles tend to be heavier, less rigid and worse off aerodynamically than a hard-top car. And if you know anything about the sorts of cars that Gordon Murray designs, those aren’t just trifling niggles. And yet, here it is. The first Gordon Murray Automotive roadster: the new T.33 Spider.

Anyone for a 608bhp Cosworth V12 and no pesky ceiling muffling the 11,100rpm engine note?
The T.33 Spider is of course the second T.33 model announced after the hard-top coupe back in 2021, so lots of the stats and facts are familiar. The bespoke naturally aspirated 3.9-litre drives the rear wheels. Only 100 examples will be built. There are two seats inside (choose either left- or right-hand drive) and thanks to a luggage compartment in the nose and two lockers ahead of the rear wheels concealed by beautiful rear-hinged blades, there’s a total of 295 litres of luggage capacity. That’s about a third more than you get from, say, a Ferrari 296 Spider. But you’d expect that, given this costs about six times as much…

But why are you reading this? Hit play and let Professor Gordon Murray and Top Gear Magazine’s Ollie Kew be your guide to this hyper spider.

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