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Driving the Light Car Company Rocket, Gordon Murray’s original hypercar

Before Gordon Murray created the McLaren F1 or even contemplated its successor 28 years later—the new T.50 hypercar—he sat down with his friend, Chris Craft, and over a pint of beer the two men started dreaming.


Craft was a race driver who’d made his name in formula cars and sports cars, and on the back of a coaster mat he and Murray sketched out a vision for a road car that was a clean-sheet design, one that sought to ritually burn every rule book in existence. The result was the Rocket, from the newly-formed Light Car Company ...


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