The Names Behind The Car: Top Designers You Should Know

Gordon Murray


You won’t see Gordon Murray’s name on any vehicles we’re likely to buy anytime soon, but you will see it on the race track. Murray worked for Brabham designing Indy cars before leaving for Mclaren in the late 80s. It was here that Murray made his real mark, leading the design of the then record-setting Mclaren F-1, as well as the Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren. Since designing the iconic supercar, Murray has run his consultancy, working with companies in the realm of compact cars and has also been recruited by the British charity, Global Vehicle Trust to design a low-cost vehicle that can be flat-packed called the Ox.

Even Murray’s fastest creations can’t compete with some of our next designer’s canvases.

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