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Ascari

 
Former type
Private
Industry Automotive
Founded 1995
Defunct 2010
Headquarters
Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
Key people
Geoff Finlay ceo
Products Automobiles
Owner Klaas Zwart
Website www.ascari.net/

Ascari Cars Ltd. was a British automobile manufacturer based in Banbury, England, and founded by Klaas Zwart.

The company was named after Alberto Ascari (1918–1955), the first double winner of the World Championship of Drivers.

The company stopped its activity in 2010.

History

Ascari Cars was established in Dorset in 1995. Its first limited-edition car, the Ascari Ecosse, was launched in 1998.

In 2000 Ascari Cars built a new facility in Banbury in northern Oxfordshire. Ascari Car's second car, the Ascari KZ1, was developed at Banbury, which also housed Team Ascari's racing assets. The premises are now occupied by Haas F1 Team.

Road cars

 
An Ascari KZ1 (foreground) and Ecosse on display.
Year Model Details
1995 Ascari FGT Initial concept car created for racing
1998 Ascari Ecosse Production version of the FGT
2003 Ascari KZ1 Production version of A410 Race car
2005 Ascari KZ1-R Road-going version of the KZ1-R GT3 race car
2006 Ascari A10 Upgraded version of the KZ1

Race cars

Year Model Details
1995 Ascari FGT Racing version of the FGT concept, run in the British GT Championship
2000 Ascari A410 Le Mans Prototype
2002 Ascari KZR-1 Upgraded version of the A410
2005 Ascari KZ1-R GT3 Racing version of the KZ1, running in the FIA GT3 class

 

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