Murray, designer of the McLaren F1 and some of the most decorated Formula 1 cars of all time, presented with honour by Prince Charles
3 May 2019

Gordon Murray, automotive designer and engineer, has been presented with a CBE by Prince William in honour of his services to motoring.  

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, today presented Murray with the Commander of the British Empire honour at Buckingham Palace in a ceremony which recognised his contributions made to motorsport and the automotive industry over 50 years. 

Upon receiving the honour, Murray said: “Receiving a CBE from Prince William is one of the highlights of my life – right up there with Formula One World Championship wins or creating the world’s fastest production car.

“The Gordon Murray Group is about to embark on an exciting new chapter, with ground-breaking innovation once again driving our growth. Energised by this accolade I can’t wait to continue the journey, supported by a dedicated and hugely talented team.”

Designer of some of the most successful Formula One cars of all time, Murray helped Brabham win two world championships (1981 and 1983) and McLaren win three (1988, 1989, and 1990), before he began to focus on road cars.

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Establishing McLaren Cars Ltd, Murray designed the McLaren F1, a three seat sports car which, at 243mph, became the world’s fastest supercar and which, in race form, won the 1995 Le Mans 24 hours. 

He also led the creation of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren while, independently, driving forwards other projects such as the design of the Light Car Company Rocket

In 2005 he established Gordon Murrary Design Ltd, a Surrey-based design and engineering consultancy which has had a hand in the new TVR Griffith, the OX commercial vehicle, Yamaha Motive-e and has also created iStream manufacturing technology.

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29 December 2018

Great start with a CBE, but we need more engineers knighted.   We need to start respecting engineering in the UK, and Sir Gordon Murray would have been a better way to recognise the importance of engineering within the UK.

 

A34

29 December 2018
Symanski wrote:

Great start with a CBE, but we need more engineers knighted.   We need to start respecting engineering in the UK,...

Not quite sure of his connection to Caterham (per the picture) though?

29 December 2018
A34 wrote:

Not quite sure of his connection to Caterham (per the picture) though?

 

As you know, Caterhams are copies of the Lotus 7.   And in South Africa they had an IGM version that was designed by Murray, I believe from the ground up.

 

4 May 2019

 A decade late, but a CBE is a start, well done Gordon Murray!

Peter Cavellini.

29 December 2018

How are the sales of the T25/T27 going?

I say my bit, then go. So although I'm interested in what you may initially say, I don't care what you think about what I've written, so I won't read whatever your reply is.

29 December 2018

the T25/27 only exist as vehicles as they are byproducts of creating the manufacturing process, they were never inteded to actually go on sale, and as such sales are going perfectly to plan. You say you aren't going to read this, and to be quite frank i don't care, but other people will read what you've posted and as it's ill-considered nonsense i've pointed out the error of the consideration. Have a nice day.

29 December 2018
russ13b wrote:

You say you aren't going to read this, and to be quite frank i don't care, but other people will read what you've posted and as it's ill-considered nonsense i've pointed out the error of the consideration. Have a nice day.

 

Since he's not going to read replies, he's just a dimwit.   There's really no point in reading anything he says.   If he doesn't care for, why should you care for him?

 

Therefore, and safe in the knowledge that I won't be insulting him by saying this, That Bloke can F-off!

31 December 2018
russ13b wrote:

the T25/27 only exist as vehicles as they are byproducts of creating the manufacturing process, they were never inteded to actually go on sale, and as such sales are going perfectly to plan. You say you aren't going to read this, and to be quite frank i don't care, but other people will read what you've posted and as it's ill-considered nonsense i've pointed out the error of the consideration. Have a nice day.

Autocar plus others run the story in 2013 with Murray stating that both designs had been sold to an undisclosed buyer and they were going to be put into production in 2016.  Even the WIKI entry states this 

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

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31 December 2018
xxxx wrote:

russ13b wrote:

the T25/27 only exist as vehicles as they are byproducts of creating the manufacturing process, they were never inteded to actually go on sale, and as such sales are going perfectly to plan. You say you aren't going to read this, and to be quite frank i don't care, but other people will read what you've posted and as it's ill-considered nonsense i've pointed out the error of the consideration. Have a nice day.

Autocar plus others run the story in 2013 with Murray stating that both designs had been sold to an undisclosed buyer and they were going to be put into production in 2016.  Even the WIKI entry states this 

You thinking of licencing production of your sofa? FMS would be interested. I heard he's having trouble with his mums Micra.

30 December 2018

 Yes, it is,it’s taken a while for Gordon Murray to be honoured, an honour which he deserves.

Peter Cavellini.

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