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.

Always welcome to come and visit us at the GBS Factory….

Its always great when customers come and see us in their Zero’s and when new customers come to visit and see what we do we always like to show people around, the kettle is always on! We have had our USA representative Paul Barnes with us for a few days over the last few weeks, we have been busy confirming new kit packages for the USA and much more. Paul’s wife Ofelia also joined us for the day at the factory which included an afternoon out with Paul in our Zero demonstrator enjoying the country roads around Derbyshire. Whilst Paul was here at the Factory we also welcomed a USA GBS customer Michael Etzel and his wife to the GBS Factory who were over in the UK. Micheal and his wife spent a morning with us and enjoyed a factory tour and test drive in our Mazda demonstrator... Michael is currently building a Zero over in the USA, we look forward to seeing some photos of Michael’s build and sharing that with you soon. Some of the GBS team will also be in USA later this year, we will share more on this soon.

The sun has been out this week and so are the Zero’s….. Earlier this week its was nice to see several customers pop in to see us today enjoying their Zero’s…. Peter Beer and his son and Peter Noble came to visit us in their Zero’s and had a look around the Kit Spares shop and showroom. Our Kit Spares parts shop is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. www.kitspares.co.uk

To arrange your visit or to contact us please click here

From Nottingham to New York….Zero Race kit on the way to New York….

A few weeks ago we had a Zero Race kit collected that is now on the way to a customer in New York, USA where it will be delivered in the few weeks. We also have another Zero Mazda Kit currently being prepared that will be going to a customer in Canada very soon and then another to the USA. Along with all our UK and other European Kit collections that are scheduled in for the next couple of weeks, we are very busy and the Zero kit dispatch area is looking very busy with Zero chassis’s.

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We are not at Goodwood Festival Speed this weekend, but we are pleased to confirm we can be seen at Goodwood Revival later this year with the Zero’s. Please visit our event page to see more details about the Goodwood Revival event and other events that we have planned for 2019.

Last month you may have seen that we had GBS Customer Peter Cartwright’s Zero back with us in the workshop for the ATR Products Brake Upgrade fitment. Peter competes with his 2.5 Duratec powered Zero in Sprints and does several Track Days a year. Peter’s first event since he had the new upgrade fitted was a few weekends ago at Lydden Hill and it was great to hear that it was a success and enjoyable.

Peter Said “Quite a short circuit (just over 1m I think) and each timed run just short of two laps (ie from leave pit lane to re-enter pit lane).

The entry list was not large meaning there was time for 6 runs – or 7 in my case with a re-run for being baulked right at the end of one run. So with 14 laps, a decent number to assess the car. My conclusion was that is definitely better as currently set up.
Overall, Lydden was my best outing yet and I drove back with a big smile on my face!  
Next date at Snetterton in July with the Lotus 7 club”.

We hope to see more race photographs from Peter’s day at Lydden once they are released.

The new ATR Products Brake upgrade is now very popular with many Zero’s now have it fitted. You can see more details and images on the Brake upgrade options on our parts website Kit Spares www.kitspares.co.uk or to book your Zero or sports car in our Workshop please visit our workshop services page.

Amazing views in the South of France with the Zero….

We recently received these stunning photographs from a GBS customer in France of him out in his Zero with his son enjoying the south of France.

GBS Zero owner Anton said “We had to go into the private domain above Villefranche to get this "golden" spot with a view just by the road.”

The Zero is the ideal sports car for touring Europe and enjoying on road trips across the UK. Also recently GBS Customers Bill Bridger and Graham Cousins enjoyed a big road trip in their newly registered Zero around Europe covering lots of miles and many different countries. We will share more on their trip and more stunning photos with you very soon.

If you have any road trips planned this Summer in your Zero, then let us know or send us some photographs. We would love to see them, please visit our contact page for more details on how to contact us.

Busy workshop…. Is your Zero all set up and ready for the summer?

As many of you know we offer a full range of workshop services for your GBS Zero Sports cars and also other sports cars. We offer a wide range of services from upgrades to Mot’s. The new ATR Products brake upgrade has proven very popular as has the ATR Products Suspension upgrade. Our IVA Service is another popular service and we always have several sports cars in the workshop that are here for the IVA Service that we offer. We are able to prepare and present your car to IVA along with registration as well, this week we are presenting  two Zero’s to test with one of them passing this morning.

 We have recently seen an increase in customers having Geometry and corner weight set up done on their sports cars, which can make a big difference to both the performance and handling of your sports car.

We currently have a nice Zero in our workshop with us for the IVA Service and is booked to go to test soon. But last week we took it to be Rolling Road tested, if you visit our GBS Instagram you can see a link to a short video clip taken at 3,500 rpm solid state mapping on an Emerald ECU with a new 2.0Zetec on ATR Products Throttle Bodies. It produced 174 bhp with more to come!

 Whether you use your car for weekend drives, occasional Track Days or Motorsport we will be able to offer you something.

Visit our dedicated Workshop services page that includes the IVA Service to see more details of what we can offer, or contact us to discuss getting your car booked in. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Factory Tour at GBS & Chelsea Football Team sign Zero photo....

We get a lot of enquires for Factory Tours for owners clubs and sports car clubs all over the country, we offer a few Factory Tour dates throughout the year including weekends and evenings. We were recently pleased to welcome the Austin 7 Owners Club to the GBS factory for a  tour with Richard which took place on a Saturday morning. The morning generally starts with tea and biscuits in the GBS Show room then onto the GBS Workshop, Design & Development Room, Machine & Engineering, Clean Room, Kit Spares Store and then back into the showroom for more tea and biscuits, questions and often a test drive in one of our Zero demonstrators. For more details on our factory tours that we offer and to look to book one please click below or contact us.

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This Zero was last seen on our stand at Stoneleigh Kit Car last month and was delivered back to the owner shortly after, whilst it was with us we had the opportunity for a photo shoot which you can see below.

We also had a gift for the owner who is a big Chelsea football fan, we had a photograph that we took of his Zero at Silverstone last year signed by the Chelsea Football Team. Keith had the opportunity to personally meet the football team in Germany before and after a game along with Yokohama who we would like to thank for making this happen. We presented the signed photo framed to the customer who was delighted.

This stunning Zero is powered by a 2.5 Duratec engine with ATR Throttle Bodies will be doing its first track day with us at Blyton Park on Sunday 23rd June. We look forward to sharing more news on how it performs and photographs form the day. The Track Day is now fully booked, but there is a reserve list please click here for more details.

Very first Zero in the workshop & something else very exciting…

The GBS Workshop is always busy and if you follow us on Instagram and Facebook you may have already seen some of the nice cars that we have in their currently including something very exciting. We are very excited to be in partnership with Motorsport Tools and are delighted to have this Mk2 Escort now in our workshop that is with us for its 2.5ltr Duratec engine installation and much more.
These will be brand new cars on current registration plates, and we will be developing them to meet the IVA test requirements. The all new Mk2 Escort’s will be based on a group-4 spec bodyshell, powered by a brand new Ford supplied 2.5L Duratec on ATR billet throttle bodies & Life ECU. Mazda 6-speed gearbox, Atlas axle, AP Racing brakes, ATR coilovers etc.
They will be supplied as complete road going cars or in kit form, and can easily be converted to a rally car if required, we look forward to sharing more news on the red prototype Mk2 over the next few months with you all.

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We also had GBS Customer Pete Davis drop his GBS Zero off a few weeks ago that we have been busy preparing for IVA and we are pleased to have presented it to IVA test earlier this week and it passed so we have now completed the registration process and just awaiting confirmation.
Click here for more details on the IVA Service that we offer and for Workshop Services click here.

We are also pleased to have the very first GBS Zero with us in the GBS workshop this week which has been having the New ATR Products Brake Upgrade fitted. GBS Customer Richard Smith owns the very first GBS Zero that was produced, and we are delighted to have it back in the factory for the popular new ATR Products brake upgrade. The Zero is fitted with a 2L pinto engine on bike carbs and has covered many thousand miles, we also have a collection of photographs of this original Zero when it was first produced over 10 years ago and it looked very different.

You may have seen Richard and his Zero at our events in the past and you will see him this Saturday at our GBS Cars and coffee event at the GBS Factory as he is collecting his Zero. The Mk2 Escort can also be seen this Saturday in our workshop, please visit our GBS Facebook page and event page for more details about our Cars and Coffee event that is happening at the GBS Factory this Saturday (8th June). We look forward to seeing you there. 

Follow us on Instagram to see more photos of what we are upto…. Follow us @gbs_cars

GBS Zero kit is now on the way to Australia…

Last week we had a Zero kit collected that is now on the way to its new owner in Australia, it is scheduled to be delivered to Steve in Australia on 11th July so we will keep tracking its progress and let you know when it arrives and look forward to following the build. The Zero kit dispatch area is very busy with Zero chassis waiting to be collected and another is currently now being prepared for export that will be going to USA very soon.

Last week we also welcomed back GBS Customer Mick Menzie to the GBS Factory to the collect his Zero GT Mazda Starter kit. The workshop is also busy with several Zero chassis’s having factory fittings done before collection.

The Zero has many optional extras and upgrades and a Painted Zero is now a very popular option and we do a lot of them for customers before their Zero kit is collected / delivered. We recently painted GBS Customer Paul Holmes GBS Zero a stunning orange with black stripe, it looked fantastic and we look forward to seeing the finished the car. See some of the Zero options & upgrades on our personalisation page.

You may have noticed on our new website the GBS Gallery in which there is a Customer Gallery section which we would love to grow and include your Zero’s, we have already received a few photos from some of you which we will be adding shortly. But if you have any that you would like to share with us then please send them to us for the chance to appear on GBS Customer Gallery Page.

Also don’t forget to let us know if you are coming in your Zero this weekend (Saturday 8th June) to our GBS Cars & Coffee event, the GBS Cameras will be out capturing the event, more details can be found on our event page.

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