A debut of huge proportions and certainly one of the most eagerly awaited at Stoneleigh for many years was the Razor from JBA, Royale, Regent, Veranti and Imperial designer, John Barlow and Dave Chapman, ex-Tri-Tech Automotive, was the three-wheeled and very orange Razor, which was quite simply besieged with people, all weekend.

The car weighs in at just 440kg and features a large single tube backbone chassis with front and rear outriggers topped off by a self-coloured GRP bodyshell. Suspension comes via double wishbones at the front with a rear swing arm designed for the extra wide rear wheel (275 x 40 x R18), with a 100in wheelbase.

The kit price has been announced at £5940 inc VAT and the package includes bodyshell, bonded to chassis, rear subframe, canopy, mudguards, rear spoiler, footwell with integral dashboard, windscreen, Perspex side windows and wiring loom. Dave Chapman reckons that a DIY budget of around £8000 could see a Razor completed.

Recommended power plant is Suzuki Hayabusa bike engine, which in the demonstrator produces 200bhp, although any inline four superbike unit would be suitable, and performance is absolutely incendiary. There is no other way to describe it really…

John Barlow, of course, is best-known for his traditional roadster designs, although did dabble with the modern sportscar in the form of the Veranti, and along with business partner and microcar enthusiast, Dave Chapman, may just have created his most significant design yet!

YOU CAN READ THE EXCLUSIVE FIRST TEST DRIVE FEATURE IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF TKC MAG…

More information from www.razorcars.co.uk or 01257 252 700 ENDS.