It was good to see the Murtaya re-launched at Stoneleigh. The Subaru Impreza-based four-wheel drive kit hit the ground running like Usain Bolt when it arrived in 2006, looking likely to reach the pinnacle of the industry and stay there.

Sadly, the Cornish manufacturer imploded in spectacular style in 2010 leaving the car unavailable for 18-months or so until a chap called Andy White resurrected it, trading from a base very close to the Westpoint home of the Exeter show, before pressures of their main jobs saw the project languishing for a time.

That was until engineer, Andrew Starforth, based in Consett, acquired the project and set about revising it and making improvements to the kit package and the build process. Certainly, the revised original Murtaya exhibited at Stoneleigh looked the part and bodes well for the future.

Kit prices have been announced at £9995 for the Roadster package and £13,395 RT version, which adds track-orientated suspension, anti-rollbars, bigger front brakes and a front-mounted intercooler.

If you prefer, you can also start building using the rolling chassis kit at £6995, adding the bodywork and lighting pack at £5500 and trim and finishing kit at £1995 at a later date as space and/or budget allows.

More information from www.alssportscars.co.uk ENDS.