Ariel general manager Henry Siebert-Saunders said the firm has further plans for the £30,000 Nomad, stating that this is only the beginning for the all-terrain vehicle and that more evolutions of the Nomad could be spawned in future, in the same way that the Atom has evolved over the years.
Another British sports car company, Zenos, pulled the wraps off its much-anticipated E10 S production car at the Autosport International show.
The E10 S, which is made from aluminium extrusions and recycled carbonfibre with a thermoplastic core, is on sale from £29,995. Zenos co-founder and former Caterham Cars CEO Ansar Ali said 50 per cent of the company’s budgeted production E10 S cars for this year have already found buyers.
Track car specialist Radical chose Autosport International to reveal its latest performance flagship creation, the RXC Spyder. The Peterborough manufacturer states this is its "most advanced, powerful, and aerodynamically-developed" open racing car yet.
The RXC Spyder, which costs £131,940, is powered by a high-revving 3.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 producing 440bhp at a heady 10,500rpm. The Radical RXC Spyder’s order books are now open with deliveries from early this year.
Autosport International also hosted the unveiling of the first Lister Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Continuation. Built from the ground up using orginal tools from 1958, the Lister is powered by a Jaguar D-type race-specification engine developing 330bhp at 6750rpm.
The 0-60mph sprint is dealt with in 4.3sec before topping out at 181mph. Priced at £295,000, the Lister Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Continuation is eligible to compete in all historic racing events worldwide.
Meanwhile, Renault was the only mainstream car maker to reveal a new model at the indoor show - the Renaultsport R.S.01.
Making its UK debut, the R.S.01 has 493bhp on tap from its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6, and tips the scales at 1100kg. It will make its debut in the Renaultsport Trophy later this year.
Other attractions at the Autosport International show included the loud and proud Live Action Arena, numerous racing simulators and interviews with world-class racing and rally stars on the Autosport stage in the middle of the hall.
Read Autocar’s guide to the Autosport International 2015 show
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