Among the exhibitors at Newark last weekend was KA experts and general Ford tuners and transplant specialists, Fenspeed, based in Peterborough.

Displayed on their stand, alongside a couple of their project cars, was a Lotus Seven-inspired sportscar that at first casual glance seemed to be a Locost, however, more in-depth inspection and a few questions to Gary Downes of Fenspeed revealed that Newark marked the launch of the Fenspeed Sprint, featuring a round-tube, TIG-welded and laser-cut spaceframe chassis, aluminium body and GRP nosecone and wings.

Although the prototype had a Ford Zetec engine installed, not surprising given the company’s specialisation, Gary revealed that production versions are to be based around Mazda MX-5 Mk1 donor…

Prices have yet to be announced but we’ll bring you more information when we have it. In the meantime find out more via www.fenspeed-motorsport.com or 01733 319 193 ENDS.