Exciting new arrival from our mates Phil Edwards (Aries Motorsport) and Andy Bates (AB Performance), which is full of innovation and undoubtedly massive potential.

It’s based on the AB/Aries Arion, a full-bodied kit, obviously, and one we featured in TKC Mag a year or so back. We loved it, by the way. Owned by Gary ‘The Rocking Rev’ Gotham at the time, it was the first road-going Arion. Gary can regularly be seen around his Wiltshire home – and well beyond – enjoying his Arion

Meanwhile, the new arrival uses the Arion’s spaceframe chassis, which cunningly means that the two bodies are interchangeable. As Phil Edwards told me: “Aero-racecar on Saturday, hillclimb car on a Sunday – or even use it for a trip to the beach or pub.”

Prices, and even the car’s name, are yet to be revealed. There’s been a veil of secrecy surrounding the car, which has been built behind closed doors, meaning only Phil and Andy (and Nick at AB) and a couple of other people even knew of its existence, let alone seen it.

However, we do know that it can accommodate a full windscreen or a ‘double-bubble’ aeroscreen and has been built with taller drivers in mind (up to 6ft 8ins Phil reckons) and has a wide-body meaning welcome extra space in the cockpit for, ahem, larger drivers.

The other really good thing is that a variety of engines can be used. Usual suspects such as Ford EcoBoost, Duratec and Zetec are obvious candidates while how about Honda S2000 and interestingly the new Peugeot 1.6 Ti-DCT (as sold by Power Torque Engineering in the UK)?


We’ll be bringing you the EXCLUSIVE first test of the new car and I’m really looking forward to having a go in it.

One thing is for sure and guaranteed, the build quality, general packaging and its capabilities will be excellent given the skills of the blokes involved.

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