Atalanta Motor Cars hand-build British sportscars from scratch that are true to original Atalanta 1930’s designs, using modern materials and technology. Each car is quite individual and therefore offers a unique driving experience.
Atalanta Motor Cars first presented a car at the Royal Automobile Club in 2012 and the company is delighted to be returning to show the third of their initial release of customer cars. This edition is produced in collaboration with Don Wales and Gina Campbell and inspired by Donald Campbell’s ‘Bluebird’ legacy. Campbell’s determined pursuit of ever faster speed was rewarded with eight world speed records. Atalanta Motor Cars share the passion Campbell displayed for the superiority of British technology and expertise.
‘The Bluebird [or ‘harbinger’] of happiness is by the side of each and every one of us’ [Speed is my life, Donald Campbell’s words in an unpublished biography]
CHASSIS: Lightweight welded and bonded aluminium EPP composite, short wheel base 2515mm chassis with a front track of 1346mm, rear track of 1372mm and a 178mm ground clearance, as per the original;
SUSPENSION: Original Atalanta design fully independent front and rear with upgraded FEA LM25 castings and employing tailor made coil-over shock absorbers with a remote ‘Telecontrol’ adjustable option available as per the original;
STEERING: Atalanta designed lightweight non-assisted rack and pinion steering with fully collapsible column;
COACHWORK: Two-seat sports body traditionally constructed in aluminium over ash with full length running boards;
TRANSMISSION: Initially available with a manual five-speed Borg Warner derived gearbox (Warner synchromesh overdrive box was an original option in 1937). Revised and updated Atalanta aluminium cased differential with a limited slip option available;
BRAKES: High performance hydraulic disc brakes with lightweight aluminium four piston callipers both front and rear;
WHEELS: Bespoke laced 18 × 4 Rudge Whitworth style wire wheels fitted with 550-18 Blockley tyres. Aluminium rimmed wheel option available to reduce un-sprung weight;
ENGINE: Un-supercharged four-cylinder 2.5 litre aluminium unit with variable valve timing, producing circa 214hp and 198lb ft of torque. As in 1937, high performance supercharged options are also available.
Displayed courtesy of Martyn Corfield Esq from Monday 4th March to Sunday 10th March 2019.