Rodin Cars opens UK base at Donington Park
Rodin Cars, responsible for manufacturing near F1-spec customer racing cars has a new UK showroom and customer centre
Kiwi-based Rodin Cars has announced its new customer centre and showroom here in the UK. Located at Donington Park in Leicestershire, the new facility will act as a hub for its European clientele, as well as display one of Rodin’s FZED racers.
Rodin Cars is noted for bringing near F1-levels of performance to a customer racing car in its FZED racer. Developed in-house at the company’s headquarters in New Zealand, the 589kg open-wheeler has more performance than a Formula 2 car, yet can be purchased and driven by any member of the public.
The power unit is a remnant of past F1 regulations, with Cosworth supplying the GPV8-spec 3.8-litre V8 engine that produces 674bhp at 9600rpm. These engines are both bigger, and lower-stressed than actual F1 powertrains though, keeping the cost and complexity of running these engines down, and keeping engine rebuilds to just over 3000 miles.
With a new hub based in Europe, Rodin Cars will have a closer aspect to many of its potential buyers, as well as a presence at one of the UK’s biggest circuits.
“While we are an New Zealand-based company, our plan has always been to establish an additional UK base,” says David Dicker, founder and CEO of Rodin Cars. “We have big plans for the new space, with a desire to showcase not just our supercars, but also the state-of-the-art technology and engineering that is going into their manufacturing.”