How do you lead a pack of 1990s F1 cars around Goodwood at a pace where their engines will be happy and their aero will be working? The usual flavour of pace car simply wouldn’t be enough. Fortunately, Gordon Murray was in attendance at the 79th Goodwood Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport with his fleet of GMA supercars, powered by 600PS-plus (441kW-plus) Cosworth V12s and some, with a giant downforce-generating fan hanging out the back.
Video: Onboard Gordon Murray T.50 full throttle leading F1 cars at Goodwood
So, with a gaggle of screaming V8, V10 and V12 Formula 1 machinery buzzing around out back, a red T.50 wound up its 12,000rpm-revving 3.9-litre Cosworth V12 and set to work setting the pace. Incredibly at points it seems to drown out the F1 car noise, with an ungodly wail akin to a swarm of hornets on the attack. The way the revs dance with the slightest blip, the speed at which they rise and fall, this engine is the perfect road car riposte to the uncompromising F1 screamers. Neither us, nor the F1 cars we think, were ready for how it howled down the start/finish at full chat to give them space to push.
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