Unique ‘K1 Attack’ supercar built by British mechanic

July 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A British motorsports enthusiast has spent 4,000 hours and £70,000 building this unique ‘K1 Attack’ supercar from scratch.

Oliver Ashley, 26, built the ‘K1 Attack’ in his garage after buying a chassis and some body parts from a Slovakian manufacturer.

Since then he has kept adding components to complete his dream car, which he is now showcasing at events across Britain.

The 250bhp supercar is fitted with carbon fibre bodywork, wheels costing £2,000 each and a £4,000 custom built Clarion sound system.

Mechanic Oliver, from Bristol, revealed he plans to sell the car after ”enjoying it for a year” and his next project will be a speedboat.

He said: ”I have actually assembled the car four times since starting the project.

”I had an original concept firmly in mind, and the design and specification evolved as I went along by building the car, checking the fit of every new component, dis-assembling, making modifications and so on, until I was happy with every element.

”I’ve actually been offered a lot of money to sell it but I plan to enjoy it for a year or so, and after that? Well, building a speedboat from scratch could be fun.”

In 2006 Oliver ordered a basic chassis and some body panels from Slovakian company K1 engineering.

Over the next three years he invested 4,000 hours and £70,000 building his dream car from the ground up.

The car is fitted with custom built remote controlled Lamborghini style ‘scissor’ doors.

The cockpit is kitted out in bespoke leather while every possible metal panel has been replaced with carbon fibre to reduce weight.

The car boasts a state-of-the-art audio and DVD system, with in-built satellite navigation, and a rear reversing camera system.

It is powered by a 250bhp Honda Civic Type R 2.0 litre 4-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Clarion spokesman Michael Hodges, who helps display the K1 Attack roadster at shows, revealed Oliver is ”besotted” with his car, which he completed in April this year.

He said: ”The car is a real tribute to Oliver’s dedication because he has put so much time and passion into building it.

”It’s his dream car and he’s completely besotted with it but that’s no surprise after three-and-a-half years of graft.

”Oliver isn’t a showy person but he loves showing it off so that other people can enjoy it.”

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