Caterham Cars is a British manufacturer of specialist lightweight sports cars established in Caterham, Surrey, with their headquarters in Crawley, Sussex
Founded by Graham Nearn in 1959, Nearn acquired the rights to build the Lotus Seven sports car in 1973. Colin Chapman (founder of Lotus Cars) would not have believed his lightweight sportscar would last half a Century, that it would still be a benchmark for performance and handling, be sold in 30 countries worldwide and provide unrivalled opportunities in motorsport.
Caterham as a business has changed immeasurably in recent years following the acquisition by business entrepreneur Tan Sri Tony Fernandes led to the birth of the Caterham Group, which is now home to a range of cutting-edge automotive, motorsport, technology and specialist engineering companies that sit within a single group business. The group companies are divided into three sectors:
Automotive with Caterham Cars
Engineering services to clients in the automotive, motorsport, marine and aerospace industries.
Caterham South, Caterham House
Dialog, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9NQ
Saleen Performance Vehicles
Saleen Inc. is acquired by M.J. Acquisitions In February 2009, Saleen Inc. is acquired by M.J. Acquisitions Inc. Saleen Performance Vehicles is born, stronger and more capable with the addition of its sister companies, Power-Tec LLC, Control-Tec LLC and Arrow Racing Engines LLC.
Saleen Corporate Headquarters
33603 Dequindre Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
Superformance LLC (U.S.A.) is a distributor for complete, “Rolling Chassis” replica and continuation race cars of the 1960’s. Superformance has distributed specially constructed cars in the United States for over 12 years. As one of the first players in the industry, Superformance has over 20 independent dealerships throughout the world. We have earned our reputation with our attention to detail, quality, craftsmanship, fit, finish and customer service. Superformance LLC has a long standing relationship and build contract with Hi-Tech Automotive who is the world’s largest specialty car production facility.
Superformance UK | All Superformance cars are built by Hi-Tech Automotive in South Africa. Then imported into the UK by Le Mans Coupes Limited. Nigel Hulme formed Le Mans Coupes Ltd in 2003 when appointed the UK importer and distributor for Superformance in the UK and Ireland. Initially importing just the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupes which were called Le Mans Coupes in the UK. Since then the company has gone on to import the Superformance continuation GT40’s and the Shelby sanctioned Superformance MK III’s.
Hi-Tech Automotive manufacture the vehicles at their 270,000 square foot factory in Port Elizabeth South Africa, which is the largest privately owned specialised automotive manufacturing plant in the world. It is where Jim Price and his dedicated team of more than 600 craftsmen and associated employees manufacture the Superformance range, the Noble supercar and other branded products.
6 Autry Irvine, CA. 92618
Tel: +44 (0) 1342 712 774
Keating Supercars made their debut in July 2006 with the launch of the Keating TKR. They built four cars since its launch, the SKR, TKR, ZKR and the Bolt. At racing car show, Autosport International 2016, Keating Supercars unveiled a road version of the Bolt to be sold in the USA. Keating Supercars plan to sell around 30 cars a year.
The Bolt’s engine design is based on a Chevrolet V8, but almost all the other components are engineered by Keating Supercars and other UK companies.
The Bolt will cost between £180,000 and £500,000, depending on the features, customers can select from several engine sizes, as well as choosing the dashboard instruments, brakes, mirrors, seats and bodywork.
The supercharger springs into life when the driver accelerates, boosting the engine from 1,580hp to 2,500hp but slashing its fuel efficiency from as much as 30 miles per gallon to fewer than one. At full power, The Bolt can burn its way through a full tank of petrol in nine minutes.
The Keating SKR high performance car received great acclaim at the British Motor Show in 2006 as did the second model, the Keating TKR, which followed in 2008. In October 2009 the Keating TKR, a twin turbo mid-engine supercar boasting 2500 bhp broke the land speed production record hitting 260.1mph on a dry lake bed at Salt Lake Flats in California. The world speed record is currently held by the Bugatti Veyron and stands at 268mph.
Anthony Keating is the founder and CEO of Keating Supercars and designer of the Keating SKR, TKR and ZKR. Keating was born in Manchester England, the road to Keating Supercars began with a course at the Automobile Engineering institute at the University of Bolton in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. Keating graduated with an MBA in Business in 2012 and, together with students from the University of Bolton, hopes to build and make the Keating Bolt the world’s fastest production car.
174 Manchester Road