The NEW Zero demonstrator... Can be seen at our Cars & Coffee event this weekend….

Our new Gen 2 Zero demonstrator arrived back from the paint shop last month and was seen last weekend for the first time at The Goodwood Revival Show where it attracted a lot of attention and also on our social media channels where we shared a few preview photos with you all.

This new Gen 2 Zero demonstrator is a very nice high spec car and has a lot of optional extras and upgrades on it. See below its specification.

Specification:
Sport Chassis
Ford 2.5 Duratec Engine
ATR Throttle Bodies
Estimated BHP 195BHP
ECU Life Racing
Painted Hyacinth Red metallic
Carbon Fibre Dash with Smiths gauges
Painted Sport Front Wings which are now standard on GBS Self build Packages
Carbon Fibre body kit including rear stone gaurds
ATR Suspension
DRL Style Headlights
Seats – GBS Stand Seats with red Stitching.
Wheels & Tyres - Team Dynamics pro race 1.2s – 7” front 8” rear with Yokohama AD08R tyres all round.
ATR Brakes front only – ATR light weight uprights front and rear.

If you would like to come and see us and see our new Zero Gen 2 demonstrator then get in touch today, we look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the GBS Factory. We look forward to seeing you all this Saturday for our Cars and Coffee event, we have plenty of cakes for you all to enjoy!

Contact us to book a Factory Visit & Test Drive.

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GBS CARS & COFFEE THIS SATURDAY…. If you are coming to our GBS Cars and Coffee event tomorrow (21st September) then you will be able to see it. We are looking forward to seeing you all and having a car park full of Zero’s and sports cars. Let us know if you will be joining us and invite your friends too, everyone is welcome.

Fantastic 3 days at Goodwood Revival with the Zero….

We had another great year at this years Goodwood Revival with the Zero….. Last weekend (13th-15th September) we were at The Goodwood Revival show with the GBS Zero, it was a fantastic event and a truly amazing show to be at, its one of our favourite events of the year and we always look forward to it! We were situated Over The Road on stand 381, on a slightly different stand location to previous years as the location of all the stands got moved around this year.

We had our new Zero demonstrator on display which attracted a lot of attention over the 3 days along with a sample range of components and engines. We will share more details and the specification of our new Zero Gen 2 Demonstrator with you later this week.

Our stand was busy all weekend and the weather was perfect, we all enjoyed the show and it was fantastic to see all of the racing out on the circuit and up close in the paddock as well as Air Displays, Shopping and much more, as well as catch up with suppliers, customers and friends… We would like to thank everyone that visited our stand.

We are now back at the factory, busy getting ready for our next event that is happening this Saturday (21st September) which is our GBS Cars & Coffee event. Gates open at 10am, let us know you are coming and share with your friends and family, all are welcome in any car!

You can see more photographs on our GBS Instagram @gbs_cars - Click here to follow us.

GBS exhibit at LCV at Millbrook with the Electric Zero.....


GBS were exhibiting at LCV at Millbrook (Low carbon vehicle event) last week with a GBS Zero demonstrating a novel concept battery and EV platform and disseminating the successful completion of a composite and titanium project.

The GBS concept EV platform: The chassis is bespoke to allow for the concept EV powertrain. In the front of the vehicle the battery has replaced the standard engine as the energy source and the original fuel cell is replaced with the powertrain. GBS have machined intricate prototype parts to allow the E drive system to be mounted as a compact unit within in the vehicle.
The powered electronics have been developed in partnership with Rockfort Engineering who are heavily involved with Formula E. The project was to develop a novel cooling concept and the project vehicle will be used to create duty cycles to further develop this technology. The vehicle has a limited range as it was designed for high load discharge to generate heat and monitor the cooling data.

Prototype Carbon fibre barrels by GBS and Titanium centres designed and manufactured by AJE.
The vehicle has carbon fibre wheels with titanium wheel centres to reduce the un-sprung weight of the rotating mass. GBS have manufactured the inner and outer barrels of the wheels as part of a collaboration. The project was to extract learning form the Ti process by completing this project GBS has greater understanding of an internal composite process that GBS are developing for the future.

We are now busy preparing for this weekends event which is the Goodwood Revival (13th-15th September), where we will be having our new Zero demonstrator on display. We can be found over the road on stand 381. Visit our event page where you will see more details.

New parts added to Kit Spares for you & your Zero….

At the GBS Factory we have a showroom  that is bursting with parts and spares and we are always expanding the range of products that we stock. We have recently added a new range of Alternators and Starter Motors from Powerlite Units.

You now see these on our parts website Kit Spares, visit www.kitspares.co.uk or please come and visit us and see all the parts and spares that we have on display, including the ATR Products range and the ATR Products Upgrade Brake Kit which is now very popular on the Zero’s. Below are some other popular parts that might also be of interest to you.

The Kit Spares Shop is also going to be open later this month at our GBS Cars & Coffee event which is happening on Saturday 21st September at the GBS Factory, we are expecting to be a very busy day. We welcome telephone / emial orders before the big day, then we can get them all ready for you to just collect on the day, as there is often a que at the Kit Spares Shop.

For more details about the GBS Cars & Coffee event and to let us know that you are coming click here… GBS Cars & Coffee event.

Father and Son to enjoy the Zero Build project together....

GBS Customers Jerry & Matt Haller (Father & Son) visited our stand at the Autosports Show earlier this year in January at the NEC in Birmingham where they first saw the Zero’s on display on our stand. They then came to see us at the factory and enjoyed a factory tour, meeting all the team, seeing all the behind the scenes of what we do….. They went away with plenty of ideas and options, as well as both enjoying a test drive in our demonstrator. A few weeks later we got a email to say they have decided on their Zero spec and were ready to place their order, so they came up to the factory on a Saturday and confirmed the spec and options of their kit and payed the deposit. Then last week their stunning painted Zero arrived back at the factory and we had the opportunity to take a few photographs of it before it was delivered to them the next day. 

This is going to be a project for a Father and Son who are going to enjoy together, we look forward to following their build and seeing it progress and sharing photos with you all.

We have lots of Zero self build kits currently being prepared for collection over the few weeks as well as some that are soon to be exported. We are also expecting our new demonstrator to arrive back from the paint shop later this week, so keep a look out on our social media to see more about that!

Another GBS Zero in America & one arrives in Australia…

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The Zero range is available in both RHD & LHD and is sold worldwide, we had a Zero kit collected a few weeks ago that will soon be arriving with our new customer in Canada. We are also pleased to hear that the Zero Race kit we sent to New York a few weeks ago got there last week. As did this Zero kit that we sent to Australia a several weeks ago, we now look forward to receiving photos of these Zero builds and following how they progress around the world and sharing with you.

A few weekends back at the factory we had Bruce Coupe come and collect his Zero kit from us, Bruce’s Zero chassis had to be modified to suit his engine choice which was a Kawasaki GTR 1400 motorbike engine. This was no problem for us as we design and manufacturer the Zero chassis in house, we have full control over modifications and developments. So if you are looking for something different or have any questions about what is possible then please get in touch with us, we look forward to hearing from you. Or please click here for more details on the engine options that are available for the Zero range.

We are also looking forward to sharing photographs of our new Generation 2 Zero demonstrator with you hopefully later this week as it is due back from paint very soon! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, as it might be shared on there sooner! @gbs_cars


The NEW Second Generation Zero Chassis & New GBS Demonstrator….

The new Second Generation Zero chassis has had a very positive response since it was launched a few months ago and the improvements have been noticed. We have created a short video that walks around and talks about the NEW Second Generation Zero Sports Car.

We are also pleased and very excited to be having a new Zero demonstrator very soon. After 12 hard months of development work, our test vehicle is undergoing a transformation to become the new Gen 2 Zero demonstrator. Fitted with all the latest components from GBS and ATR Products and powered by the amazing Ford 2.5L Duratec, this is going to be something special. Keep an eye out for the final result in the next few weeks, we will be sending it off to be painted very soon! You can follow us on Instagram to see more of what we are up to and follow the build of our new Zero demonstrator. Follow us @gbs_cars

Earlier this morning we had a very nice painted Zero arrive back at the factory. We all love the customer’s choice of colour, and we can't wait to see more photos as the build progresses over the next few months, which is being delivered to its new owners who are a Father and Son next week. Another Zero that also arrived back from our paint shop earlier this week is now in our workshop in its build bay for the rest of the build to be completed.

…..The NEW Second Generation Zero…..
Click here to take a look at the video or visit our Zero page for more details.

Yes we offer Finance.... Making it even easier to own a Zero!

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We often get asked the question about finance on the Zero’s and products and for details of what we can offer. We are pleased to have partnered up with Pegasus Finance which can give you an instant online quote and even allows you to complete the agreement online.
Rates may vary depending on the loan amount and individual circumstances but for example, for £3,500.00 on finance for the Zero Mazda starter self build kit monthly payments would be around £85.00 spread over 48 months. (depending on the loan amount and individual circumstances)

We are seeing that finance is already proving popular not just for the Zero kits and factory builds but also for parts. You can also Finance parts which could mean you could upgrade your Zero to the new ATR Throttle Bodies or new brake upgrade kit and spread the costs over months/ years.

For more details on the finance with Pegasus please click below or contact us and we will do our best to advice you. 

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We also see on forums and social media and get asked about Insurance, who is best to Insure the Zero’s and similar sports cars?….
There are many Insurance companies out there who offer great competitive prices and services for the Zero’s and similar sports cars, but we are pleased to have worked with two popular Insurance companies who offer competitive prices and who we have set up a dealer accounts with.

They are Cherished Vehicle Insurance Service (part of the A-Plan Insurance company) who are a specialist Kit Car Insurance with other benefits which also include Track Day Insurance which might be of interest for a lot of you who do track days in the Zero’s and  Adrian Flux which is another popular Insurance company for the Zero range and other similar sports cars.

Please visit our dedicated website page for Insurance below where you will see more details regarding Insurance and the dealer code / references.

More Zero’s on the road, and Magazine visit the GBS Factory….

We always have lots of interesting sports cars and nice Zero’s in our workshop including several customer builds that are currently with us for the IVA Service that we offer.

Last week GBS Customer Lewis Buckle came to collect his Zero that we prepared and presented to IVA test. More details about the IVA Service that we offer and other workshop services can be found on our after sales page. Click here for details (Workshop services are available for all sports cars not just the Zero). Our next GBS Cars & Coffee event which is happening on Saturday 21st September at the GBS Factory is looking like it’s going to be another busy one and we will be joined by many new Zero owners who have recently registered their Zero’s and enjoying them on the road.

Don’t forget to let us know if you will be joining us at our GBS Cars & Coffee event next month…. Click here for more details.

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We had a visit from the Total Kit Car Magazine team last week who enjoyed a factory tour of our facilities. It has been well over a year since they last visited us, so a lot has changed and developed including the Zero. Steve Hole from TKC Magazine also enjoyed a test drive in our 2.5 Duratec Zero demonstrator with Richard, we look forward to seeing the feature later this year in their magazine. Its also nice to see that another GBS customer’s Zero build is featured in their current magazine issue which is out in the shops now. GBS is also featured in this months Complete Kit Car magazine which is in the shops now.

Don’t forget to let us know if you will be joining us at our GBS Cars & Coffee event next month…. Click here for more details.

See the Zero’s & GBS Team at Goodwood Revival…

It is approaching that time of year again and we are very excited to be exhibiting with the Zero’s at Goodwood Revival which is happening on 13th – 15th September. We will confirm nearer the time what Zero will be on display along with some very nice pieces of engineering.
This is one of our favourite shows of the year and we all always look forward to it, we can be found in a slightly different stand location to last year we can be found on Stand Number 381 Over the Road. We are now just busy preparing and planning the stand details for the event. If you get the opportunity to go to this event we would recommend it as it is 3 days full of fantastic Motorsport with so much to see and enjoy for all the family.

Last weekend we had this stunning Zero on display on the Yokohama Stand at the Silverstone Classic Show. Yokohama, was proud to have returned for its second year and as the official tyre partner of the Silverstone Classic. We were delighted to have been invited to have a Zero on their stand for the event which was busy all weekend. We would like to thank Yokohama for inviting us and allowing us to have this Zero on their stand for the event.

Don’t forget to visit our GBS Facebook page for the chance to WIN tickets to this year’s Classic Motor Show at the NEC in November. Enter now.


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