Gordon Murray Design Limited is a new British company operating from Shalford in Surrey.
The new Company aims to be the world leader in automotive design and reverses the current industry trend for sub-contracting by having a complete in-house capability for design, prototyping and development.
The Company will remain compact and focused and will undertake automotive and other engineering programmes in an efficient and innovative way.
A unique and important aspect of this design group is that the team have a huge amount of experience of working together on class-leading projects. Collectively they have over 300 man years working in the automotive industry and in excess of 1100man years of co-working experience resulting in a small, efficient and highly motivated group.
Unusually, these days, the entire team are multi-skilled and in conjunction with this a unique design and prototyping process has been developed to integrate CAD design, 3 dimensional assemblies and full size drawing to a level of efficiency which is unprecedented in the automotive industry.
Gordon Murray Design corporate identity has been derived from, and is a stylised version of, the 11th Century Murray family crest.¬† The Company colours are taken from the Murray Athol Tartan.
Realising the dream with the creation of Gordon Murray Design Limited the story really begins in 1964 with an 18 year old engineering student designing and building his own car and engine to race in the Domestic Series in his native South Africa.
The winter of 1969 saw a move to the UK to pursue racing car design. There followed a 17 year period with the Brabham Formula One team and an 18 year period at McLaren in both Formula One and Road Car Design.
The late Creighton Brown, a much missed friend, who was the co-founder of McLaren Cars, planted the seeds for a new company some 12 years ago with a dream to put together the best design group in the industry.
The current chapter realises that dream with the creation of Gordon Murray Design Limited. A highly talented team brought together to push the boundaries of automotive and engineering design.