CAR dealers are being given the opportunity to represent an intriguing all-new sports car maker.
Breckland Technology Ltd is actively recruiting new dealers – and has targeted hotspots that it says simply must be filled!
The Norfolk-based maker is launching its right-hand-drive Beira at the MPH Show later in the month. And, thanks to the Top Gear Live element, is expecting a big upturn in interest and sales.
Costing £59,995, the 6.0-litre V6 roadster is reported to aim at TVR’s former market. One dealer it’s already brought on board, Dream Machines of East Sussex, certainly sees the potential.
As dealer principal, Tony Waite, said: ‘From our long experience representing marques in this sector, there is a healthy demand for high-quality, limited-production two-seat sportscars with proper enthusiast packaging and great dynamics. The Beira most definitely fulfils this need.’
It’s based on the Opel Speedster, a model we’re not getting here in the UK. Breckland, however, has fitted a bespoke composite body, suspension and braking, while also developing a unique interior specification. It’s capable of 155mph – as the engine produces a hefty 400bhp.
For those worried about running costs, the Beira also offers the not-inconsiderable appeal of LPG compatibility. Dual fuel capacity allows both petrol and LPG tanks to be fitted – for a range of over 700 miles!
Those US roots also mean low servicing and maintenance costs. Mike Rawlings, commercial director of Breckland, said: ‘The Beira has been specified to give tremendous performance and driving pleasure but without the pain of high servicing costs, which are so frequently the blight of ultra-high performance sportscars.’
The company is no stranger to such machines. ‘Calling on our long experience in vehicle prototyping and low volume supercar production, we have packaged the Beira to deliver the best of both worlds. The 400bhp V8 engine is the same as fitted in the GM Corvette and Monaro, and features a simple and low-cost maintenance regime, in common with all major components on the car.’
The company has a production target of 200 cars in the first year. For which it needs you on board! Open locations need dealer appointments, both here and abroad, and the company welcomes any interested parties to enquire.