We have been hearing less and less of British engineering firm Prodirve, whose name is associated with some of the most serious supercars and motorsport events, in recent years. But now they are back and they are making some noise. The company announced they are working on a new supercar.
It is not a Prodrive supercar, though. They have been contracted in a record £15m deal to make composite body structures and trims of an all-new supercar for a one of the world’s most prestigious vehicle manufacturers, who shall remain unnamed for now.
Prodirve’s description of the car’s properties doesn’t help reveal its identity either. They say the most complex component in the new contract is the front body assembly which integrates the parts from 16 separate pieces of tooling into a single structure. The interior would be a challenge too, as it features a uniquely tactile surface that required a considerable development programme and new technologies. Prodrive has hired 40 new technicians just for this project.
Who is that prestigious and what is the car Prodrive is working on? Guess we have to wait for the Brits to reveal more details about it in the future. Whatever it is, though, since Prodrive is involved it is going to be good.
“The combination of component complexity, size and finish means there are only a handful of companies globally that could deliver the high-precision and superb surface finish required by this highly-demanding vehicle manufacturer,” explained Prodrive Composites managing director, Dominic Cartwright. “Our long term relationship with this customer and successful track record of high component quality, technical support and reliable delivery timing has led to our selection as a key technology partner.”