The Chesil Speedster E
A cutting edge electric drive train and chassis for our beautiful Speedster
We believe that city centres are the perfect place to use and be seen in a Chesil. Increasingly, this is going to demand an emission free propulsion system. Although towns would seem to be the ideal home for the E Speedster, it will be just as happy out in the countryside and on longer trips.
Chassis, steering and brake design have come a long way since the 356 was designed and the E-Speedster's chassis has been created from the ground up around our EV drive train. This ground up re-design has allowed us to use rack and pinion steering, all round disc brakes and fully independent suspension. Our aim is to produce a totally analog, electric sports car that is not only thrilling to drive, but stops and handles in a predictable modern manners.
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Stronger and more torsional ridged
A strong torsionally rigid chassis immediately improve the handling of the 356-Speedster. It also minimises scuttle shake that can plague older sports cars.
Fully independent suspension
Our chassis has been designed around modern fully independent front and rear wishbones, with poly bushes and adjustable coil over shock absorbers. It not only improves the handling but allows for the ride to be tailored to your taste.
Rack and pinion steering
Modern rack and pinion steering gives for light, precise steering. Although the car is light to drive, we are also able to add our electric power steering system as a factory option.
All round, servo assisted disc brakes
Whilst the original brakes are quite capable, they did not have modern servo assistance. By not only improving the braking capacity, but adding servo assistance the 356-Speedster pulls up in a way that any modern vehicle would be proud of.
Compact 36 kw battery pack
True to the Speedsters light weight origins our 36kw power pack helps keep the E Speedsters weight well below 1,000 kgs. This combination of power and weight makes for exceptional performance and 150 mile plus range.
CCS fast charge option
CCS fast charging can be optioned at build. These fast chargers, found in charging stations country wide are able to charge at up to 100 kw per hour. This means that you can give the car a complete charge in under 45 minuets.
120 kw electric motor
The 120 kw electric motor delivers 160 bhp through a differential direct to the rear wheels. This makes for a very lively sports car with the power delivery controlled through our software. 0-60 mph is just 6 seconds.
Zero emissions, ULEZ compliant
As the Chesil E-Speedster is a brand new EV it benefits from all the same legislation that large manufacturers enjoy. Our EV is a zero emission car, compliant in all ULEZ and low emissions zones There are also major tax advantages to buying them through a business.
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Factory build process
Our team build your all new suspension and brake components onto the new 356-Speedster chassis at our factory.
EV Drive Train
Our state of the art, brand new EV drive train is installed by our High Voltage engineering team.
The market leading Speedster body, with concourse quality paint and exterior trim
Tailored interior upholstery of your choice, completed by our in house trim shop,
Your car will come built to your specification, IVA tested and ready to drive away.
From £76,995 + options
Chassis components and upgrades
All new suspension components, brakes, wheels, tyres, fastenings and cables are fitted to your donor chassis by our engineers. This ensures your Chesil Heritage-Speedster has the very best underpinnings available.
Chesil 356-chassis, Standard
Steel '356' wheels with chrome caps Standard
LHD or RHD Standard
Toyo 175/70 R15 tyres Standard
Fuchs style alloy wheels £1,980
Drive train and upgrades
The E-Speedster is powered by our state of the art electric drive train. Developed specifically for our light weight sports car it pack a very healthy 160 BHP from its 120kw motor. The 36Kw battery pack will give a range of between 150 and 180 miles between charges
Chesil 120kw electric motor Standard
Chesil 36kw battery pack with AC charging Standard
4.1 differential, rear wheel drive Standard
CCS Charging £1,995
Power assisted steering
Servo assisted brakes
Interior and upgrades
A tailor made interior, built in-house by our specialist trim department. Choose from our extensive range of leather, carpets seats, gauges and in-car entertainment. Each factory built Heritage-Speedster is a 'one of one' build to your taste.
Leather interior (seats, door cards and dash top) Standard
Square weave carpet Standard
Digital 'E' readout Standard
Tailored over mats £145
Classic bucket seats Standard
Slotted bucket seats £225
Heated seats £345
'Ivory' gauge pack £145
Bluetooth stereo £695
Dual USB charger £145
Body shell and upgrades
The Chesil-Speedster is world renowned for being one of the most accurate and best quality 356-Speedster shells. The glass fiber bodies are supplied prepared and painted to your taste, with bumpers, bright work, glass, switch gear and electrics.
Painted, Heritage-Speedster body shell and glass Standard
Metallic paint £495
Pearl paint £895
Coloured hood £195
Hood bag £295
Chrome pack £210
Leather bonnet straps £245
Headlight grills £195
Fog lamp kit £1245
LED lamp kit £395
Traditional badge kit £245