THE HISTORY OF WESTFIELD
In 1982, engineer and historic grand prix racer Christopher Smith decided that he wanted to build a replica of one of his favourite racing cars, and that was the sensational and sexy looking 1956 Lotus XI Le Mans car. Being such a fantastic engineer his accuracy was impeccable and at his home in his garage at Westfield house he was instantly overwhelmed with people wanting one too.
By the Easter of 1983 Westfield Sportscars was started and with the ever increasing demand for the Westfield XI replica kit car meant that they needed to find premises that was going to support the fast-growing sports car company, and this was the start of what is now a world renowned and recognised kit car.
After Westfield introduced the Westfield 7SE a decision was made to slowly get rid of the XI which then enabled the Westfield Team to apply all of their time and skills on the production of the new kit car and in the meantime the company was growing and after the 7SE, bodywork was redesigned it really did add a huge boost to the company, and at last the Westfield company was now fully established.
In 1991, the Westfield company grew again and had to be moved to an even bigger factory and now had a truly impressive office block situated in Kingswinford, and this is where they still are building fantastic sportscars to this very day. It was in this all new factory that the V8 powered SEIGHT was born and with the incredible power of the V8 and a 0-62mph time of 3.6 seconds it was their fastest car and the motoring press were in love with it and for all the right reasons.
When you produce such a fantastic car like the SEIGHT, it is going to be a very hard act to follow and but Westfield managed to do it again when they became the first sports car manufacturer to use bike power, and I am not talking about peddle power I am talking about the small but extremely powerful and this is a fantastic recipe to build cars that are going to out perform many other cars and of course, it was going to keep the price down as well.
In 2006, the Westfield Sportscars company was transferred to Potenza Sports Cars which is also a family-run company with a mission to be the first choice of sport scar provider and be one of the most admired niche vehicle makers.
Westfield was crowned the first Niche Vehicle Manufacturer to get the Small Series Production Status with its new land mark Sport Turbo using the GM VXR 1.6 litre engine it was taking Europe by storm.
At the Geneva Motor Show in 2010 is where the IRacer was launched, and this is where Westfield moved into the Electric vehicles market making the most of some of the most advanced materials in the industry.
Westfield Sportscars have sold in excess of 12K cars since 1983, and they are making cars at a rate of about 40o a year for all the driving enthusiasts around the world and because a lot of the cars are now getting exported the cars show off the high-quality craftsmanship from Britain, and this is shown in every aspect of the production, and this is what makes Westfield so popular.
For more information on Westfield Sports cars please head over to www.westfield-sportscars.co.uk