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British motorsport outfit TWR returns as bespoke sports activities automotive maker

Legendary British racing and automotive engineering enterprise Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) is to return as a “world-class constructor of bespoke high-performance cars”.

Launched in Newbury, Berkshire by Fergus Walkinshaw, son of Tom, the brand new firm will intention to channel the spirit, drive and ethos of the unique Oxfordshire firm.

It is already engaged on a brand new challenge, previewed beneath, and has promised to disclose particulars quickly. 

In response to Walkinshaw, new TWR tasks will “protect and defend the analogue driving expertise in a world the place trendy efficiency automobiles are ruled by digital techniques”.

He additionally plans to “work with main manufacturers to assist maximise the potential of their very own merchandise”. 

Darkened teaser of TWR's first car

Walkinshaw stated he has already assembled a extremely expert technical workforce, scouring the efficiency and motorsport engineering companies to search out the correct folks, a few of whom labored for TWR in its earlier incarnation.

He claims “nice pleasure” in bringing again the traditions and targets espoused by his father. “Ever because the unique TWR enterprise closed its doorways, I longed to discover a approach to proceed the household legacy,” he stated.

Walkinshaw has been related to motorsport for greater than a decade and has been constructing his new TWR firm since 2020 with a enterprise companion, John Kane.

The target is “to construct an engineering firm that may make automobiles, moderately than a automotive maker that does engineering”, he stated. 

“There’s an enormous distinction. We intention to construct actually spectacular and revolutionary cars, unconstrained by the rulebooks and the styling calls for of OEMs.”

The unique TWR enterprise, based in Kidlington in 1975, scored spectacular successes within the street and racing enterprise earlier than folding in 2002 after what turned out to be an ill-advised affiliation with the Arrows System 1 workforce.

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