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  • The new Mk1 final assembly has began

    The assembly is now well under way, suspension, axle wiring harness etc. engine in next and then Ben our ex-Bentley trimmer will get the interior finished off with some bespoke leather and alcantara…

  • The new BDG Engine for the Mk1

    Sneak peek of the new Mk1 engine, Brand new all steel 2.0L BDG rally spec engine, alloy block, running on Jenvey throttle bodies and life ECU
    Should be good fun with 250+ BHP from a high revving naturally aspirated motor. Thanks to Gathercole Race Engines Ltd.
  • The New Mk1 back from Paint

    This week we see for the first time the new Mk1 back from the paint shop, fully painted throughout in this vibrant red colour with some satin black detail. We really are happy with the how well it has turned out. Cant wait to get started on the assembly.


  • Painting the New Mk1

    This week we see the new mk1 shell at the bodyshop, attention to detail is key to get a high quality paint job with the majority of the work going into pre-paint prep. Painted  in stunning red throughout with some black detail to be added later in the week. We hope to get the bodyshell back into the workshop to start assembly next week.


  • The New 2020 Mk1 Bodyshell is Now Complete

    Here we have The New 2020 Mk1 build, now all signed off ready to hand over to the bodyshop for paint. The dry build phase is now complete. Basically the car is fully built up with all parts fitted to ensure that everything fits correctly, before being stripped down again to a bare body and handed over to the bodyshop for painting. All hand built here in North Wales, UK.


  • Pre IVA road test of the New Mk2

    Big news coming soon...sneak peek of the all New Mk2 out on a road test in preparation for the IVA test, not long now until we see the first new registered Mk2 on the road...

  • New Mk1, the dry build continues

    Further developments on the all New Mk1, the dry build continues, all glass and trim test fitted.
    Next, test fitting the engine, all steel 2.0L BDG on injection


  • For Sale: Mk2 rally car rolling shell - Ideal for rally or fast road project

    Well known successful rally cars, tarmac ‘Modern Grp4’ spec, now fully restored.

    Full weld in multi-point SD rollcage, turret mounted including front triangulation
    6 linked & large 15” rear tubs
    Round turrets & big tunnels
    Latest FIA seat mounts
    Fuel & dry sump tank mounts
    Usual group-4 gussets & skids
    15” Tramac alloy arches
    Alloy front and rear spoilers
    Carbon composite bonnet and boot,
    Carbon bonnet air scoop and roof vent
    New bronze tint polycarbonate window kit
    Heated screen
    All new window seals
    New wing mirrors
    Alloy driver and codriver footrests
    New Motamerc steering wheel
    New headlights, indicators & grill
    New rear lights
    Lightweight fiberglass bumpers
    Painted throughout in red with black detail

    New front and rear Group-4 Bilstein coilovers - 0 miles
    New crossmember and steering rack – 0 miles
    New Group4 alloy hubs & studs – 0 miles
    Fabricated TCAs & compression struts – 100 miles
    Ultimate AP Racing 4 pot CP9440 calipers on 304mm discs – 50 miles
    All New Rix Engineering fully floating tarmac axle – 0 miles (cost £6000)
    Gripper LSD, 4.6 CWP – 0 miles
    AP Racing 4 pot rear brakes CP7613 – 0 miles
    All new Rix Engineering heavy duty link arms and rod ends
    Power steering column

    Sitting on Revolution 8 spoke wheels, 8x15 front, 9x15 rear
    Pirelli P7 Corsa Classic moulded tarmac slicks (tyres cost £900)

    Sold with original registration and MSA logbook
    Car can be supplied with various parts kit or can be fully built to customer spec.
    Please contact us for more details
    Serious enquiries only please


  • Next stage of the NEW Mk1 Build

    Now on to the dry build stage before painting. All parts will be fitted to the car before being striped again ready for the bodyshop next month

  • The New Mk1 is Built

    So here we have a glimpse of the first Mk1 bodyshell. Now fully assembled and spot welded.

    Built here in North Wales UK, and available to pre-order now. We expect to start delivering customer bodyshells later this year.

    This particular bodyshell will be built as a road registered car, powered by a 2.0L BDG engine on fuel injection!

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