For the first time in the last 37 years in Scotland, began to make carsAugust 28, 2018
In Scotland, for the first time in 37 years, the production of cars resumed – the last plant owned by Talbot closed here in 1981. Now a small company Raptor Sportscars from East Lothian intends to produce light sports cars in the spirit of Caterham.
In an interview with Autocar, the founder of the company Andy Entwistl said that he used to work as an electrician, and in 2001 he started building racing engines. Then there were the whistleblows built on the landing gear of the British firm, and then the Raptors appeared, which were entirely assembled on their own.
Although the machines outwardly strongly resemble the Caterham Seven, they are considerably longer than them. According Этвисла, it is made that it at growth about two meters itself could be located in the car.
According to preliminary information, Raptor sports cars are planned to be equipped with Ford’s engines: a two-liter “atmospheric” or a 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbo. The power of the units will be 240 and 330 horsepower. In addition, buyers will be offered a sports car version with motors from Yamaha R1 and Kawasaki ZZR. Details transmission for cars will also borrow from Ford, rear differential – from BMW.