One Formula: 50 years of car design – Gordon Murray

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Gordon Murray is one of the greatest automotive designers of all time, and this new book from Porter Press tells the inside story of his illustrious career – year by year and car by car. Award-winning author Philip Porter has worked closely with Gordon to produce a two-volume set that covers everything from his early life in South Africa and his ground-breaking Brabham Grand Prix cars to multiple Formula One championships and Le Mans success with McLaren. The story continues right up to the present day via the pioneering work that’s being done at Gordon Murray Design. With extensive contributions from the man himself and exclusive access to his vast archive of photographs, sketches and technical drawings, this is the definitive account of the life and career of a genuine automotive genius.

Key Content

Covers every single one of Gordon Murray’s designs, from 1967 to the present day, including his fascinating ‘Ghost Cars’ – designed but never built – and the inside story of some of the greatest cars ever made, including the Brabham BT49, the McLaren MP4/4 and the McLaren F1.
Entertaining insight into the legendary Brabham BT46B ‘fan car’ that won the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix.
Looks at the revolutionary iStream production process and the next generation of automotive designs.
Contributions from key figures in Gordon’s career, including Bernie Ecclestone and Alain de Cadenet.
Two-volume set with almost 1000 pages in total, plus superb archive photography and a wide selection of Gordon’s own drawings, notes and sketches.
Plus, two very special limited editions.

Limited Edition

Signed by Gordon Murray and Philip Porter
Stylish slipcase with end cap
A hand-bound portfolio with two poster-style reproduction blueprints
Blueprints explanation by Gordon Murray
Each of the 100 copies will be hand numbered

The Author

Philip Porter is the author of more than 30 motoring books. He started competing in hill climbs and sprints while still at school and was later bitten by the classic car bug. He has written motor racing books with Sir Stirling Moss, Murray Walker and Martin Brundle. In 2005, he created Porter Press International, which is now one of the world’s leading motoring publishers.

Title Information

Author: Philip Porter
Publication: May 2019
Specifications: two-book set, slip-cased, 948 pages, 300 x 300 mm
Illustrations: over 1,200 photographs, including colour
Publisher: Porter Press International
ISBN: 978-1-907085-85-7

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