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.

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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Its competition time, we are giving away tickets…. Good luck!

Its been another busy year for the GBS team with events both across the country and at the GBS Factory, and we still have more events planned later this year which can be seen on our event page. If you haven’t seen or heard already we’re exhibiting with the Zero at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham in November and we are pleased to have partnered up with the Classic  Motor Show team to give you the chance to WIN two free tickets!

For the chance to WIN head over to our GBS Facebook page & all you have to do is comment who you would bring to the show with you by 05.09.19. This is one of our favourite shows of the year and we are sure that you will enjoy it! Good Luck to you all….. Enter here.

A Winner will be picked at random and notified on our GBS Facebook page on 06.09.19. Check the T&Cs here: Click here

For more details about the Classic Motor Show and other shows that we are exhibiting at please visit our event page.

Saturday 21st September is when the next GBS Cars & Coffee is happening…

We love our GBS Cars & Coffee events and are pleased to confirm and announce that the next one will be happening on Saturday 21st September at GBS. These events are now becoming very popular and every time we do one they are getting bigger and the car park is now over flowing with Zero’s and other sports cars . We have created a short video that shows what are events are all about. Click here to view video.

Our cars and coffee event that we have created is the perfect chance for you all to have a ride out in your sports cars / meeting point and enjoy a coffee (plus biscuits/ cake of course) and chat about your cars, all are welcome to join us in any car (modern or classic including bikes). As usual the GBS Showroom will be open, as well as the Kit Spares shop, and not forgetting there is free cake/ biscuits & unlimited tea & coffee!

We hope you can join us and help us make it the best GBS Cars & Coffee event yet & help us raise even more money for two great charities…. We collect for the Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance & Cancer Research UK.

We have also set up an event page on our GBS Facebook page so let us know you are coming and keep checking that for updates and you can also invite your friends & family to join us too!

We look forward to seeing you all there!
Richard, Keith & all the GBS Team.

Busy in the GBS workshop, get your car booked in with us….

Last week the GBS workshop team were extremely busy and had some very early starts with 4 IVA Tests at our local test stations. Which we are pleased passed and are now waiting registration and collection from the customers. We are able to offer IVA Pre Checks as well the full IVA Service where we can prepare and present your car to test for you, this includes all application and paperwork too and we also offer the service of once its passes we can register the car for you. This is a popular service that we offer and we always enjoy being able to help and support in the final stages of getting your car on the road. Please click here for more details on the IVA Service that we offer.
We are able to offer a full range of workshop services for your GBS Sports Car and also other cars including track day preparation, Geometry and corner weights which can massively improve the handling when out on the road and track, Servicing and MOT, engine, suspension upgrades, repairs, build completions and much more.

Lots of Zero kits are scheduled to be collected over the next couple of weeks including one that is being collected this Saturday that we have had to modify to suit the customer engine choice. The Zero Chassis had to be modified to take a Kawasaki GTR 1400 motorbike engine. Click here for more details on the engine options that are available for the Zero range or call us and we can discuss the options with you.

We also have this nice factory built Zero back with us in the workshop as we are currently preparing it for this weekend, where it can be seen at the Silverstone Classic Show on the Yokohama stand. For more details please visit our event page.

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The Zero will be at the Silverstone Classic Show with Yokohama….

We fit all factory build Zero’s with Yokohama tyres and proud to stock their product range on our parts website Kit Spares (www.kitspares.co.uk) Including this recent factory built Zero which has attracted a lot attention and we are delighted to announce that it can be seen later this month at the Silverstone Classic Show on the Yokohama stand which is happening on 26th-28th July.

Yokohama, is proud to return for its second year as the official tyre partner of the Silverstone Classic and we are delighted to be having this Zero on their stand for the event.

Not only does Yokohama currently supply tyres to drivers competing in 27 race series in the UK, its tyres are factory fitted by many of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers including all GBS Zero’s giving its products an enviable reputation among performance enthusiasts.

Yokohama is an ideal partner for the Silverstone Classic where it is to sponsor the Yokohama Trophy for FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars, the Supercar Legends display presented by Yokohama and The Yokohama Trophy for Club Car of the Show. It looks like its going to be an amazing three days pack full of motorsport that all the family can enjoy!

Visit our event page for more details about the event. If you are looking for some new tyres for your Zero then visit our Kit Spares parts website or contact us and we can advise or please feel free to visit our showroom and you will be able to see the range on display and on the sports cars in our workshop.

We have also announced our next GBS Cars & Coffee event which is happening on Saturday 21st September at the GBS Factory. We will share more details about that soon.

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Fantastic Track Day at Blyton Park with the Zero’s…

Last Sunday (23rd June) we were at Blyton Park for the second GBS Track Day of the year, we were joined with several other Zero owners some of which was their first Track Day in their Zero. We took our Zero Race car and Auriga prototype sports car.

We were also joined by several customers who were spectating and also enjoyed passenger rides in our Zero Race and demonstrator with one of the GBS Team. The Track day got booked up very quickly and a lot of people missed out on booking a place, we will be announcing the next GBS Track Day very soon so hopefully you will be able to join us. More details about this can be found on our event page soon.

Last week Paul Barnes our USA representative spent a few days with us and also joined us at Blyton Park in the morning, Paul will be back with us in a few weeks where we will be finalising the USA Zero website pages that we look forward to sharing with you all.

All the GBS team love the track days that we do, and all take it turns to drive and offer passenger rides. But on Sunday it was our Apprentice Thomas Slaney’s very first track day, he often attends the track days with us but this was the first time behind the wheel driving a Zero out on the track! After a few steady laps to begin with, Thomas soon got up to speed and was out all afternoon with the team giving him tips and advice. Thomas’s Father David who has a factory built Zero was also out on track and Thomas was driving that as well as our Zero Race and the Auriga prototype.

The weather was perfect and could not have been better with blue skies all day, the GBS Camera’s were there capturing the action throughout the day, you can see a few photos below and more photos from the day can now be seen on our GBS Facebook page.

 We would like to thank you to you all for joining us, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Blyton Park is one of our favourite tracks and is great one to do for your first track day. We hope you will be able to join us on our next GBS Track Day once its announced.