Prodrive

  • Watercar Panther

    Prodrive, the Britain-based company known for building race cars and most recently supporting Subaru's record-setting run up the Transfăgărășan highway, has aquatic plans in its future. The company's boss, David Richards, wants to build an amphibious car. Richards said so in an Autocar report published Thursday after he acquired a Watercar Panther. The Panther, a Jeep Wrangler-esque vehicle, surprised Richards and it spurred plans to import units from California into Europe. However, import laws, crash testing, and other regulatory red tape made him consider his...

  • 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car
    Watch Prodrive build an Aston Martin Vantage GTE racer in 60 seconds

    When it comes to racing, Aston Martin’s weapon of choice is the compact and lightweight Vantage sports car. However, the Vantage that takes to some of the world’s top racing tracks in events like the World Endurance Championship and United Sportscar Championship is very different to the...

  • Prodrive deep-luster colored carbon fiber
    Prodrive Develops Deep-Luster Colored Carbon Fiber

    British motorsport and engineering firm Prodrive has come out with a new technology that allows it to produce sumptuous carbon fiber panels that can be ordered in virtually any hue. Colored carbon fiber is nothing new and has featured on a number of vehicles in the past, particularly those from...

  • Ford Focus Cosworth - engine
    Is Prodrive Looking To Buy Cosworth?

    Recently we brought you news that current owners of Cosworth, American racing names Gerry Forsythe and Kevin Kalkhoven, had put the legendary British tuner and engine manufacturer up for sale. Since then, reports out of the UK claim motorsport firm Prodrive is considering submitting a bid for...

  • MINI WRC Rally d'Italia Sardegna (Sardinia)
    MINI Ends Its Involvement In WRC Competition

    Citing “a very difficult commercial environment,” BMW Senior Vice President MINI Business Coordination and Brand Management, Dr. Kay Segler, has announced that MINI will end its factory involvement in the FIA World Rally Championship at the end of the 2012 season. The announcement comes...

  • Supercharged FPV GT range
    Ford Australia Moves FPV Tuning Division In House

    The official tuner for Ford in Australia, Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV), will be moved completely in house now that major shareholder Prodrive has decided to sell its stake to the automaker. FPV was operating under a joint venture agreement between Prodrive, which owned a 51 percent stake, and...

  • MINI WRC Rally d'Italia Sardegna (Sardinia)

    After missing a paperwork deadline for entry into the 2012 WRC, MINI is expected to announce its return to the series later this week.

  • MINI WRC Rally d'Italia Sardegna (Sardinia)
    Prodrive Working On Road-Going MINI Countryman WRC: Report

    MINI’s new World Rally Championship racer, based on the Countryman crossover and developed by British motorsports and engineering firm Prodrive, recently made its official world debut and has since been throwing up dirt at a number WRC events in Europe. Next year the rally car, officially...

  • 2011 MINI WRC racer
    MINI WRC Team Gets Official Launch In Oxford

    Since the first hintings of the return of the MINI name to the world stage of rallying last July, right up through to the testing stages and constant teasing, we have longed to know what form MINI’s efforts for the World Rally Championship (WRC) would take, and now we finally know. The new...

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