One of the UK’s leading producers of kit cars has announced it will produce a brand new sports car right here in Nottingham.

Great British Sports Cars based in Ollerton will begin production of its Zero Mark V in the spring, in the hopes that the company will continue its growth worldwide.

The company – who’s showroom is based less than an hour north of Nottingham town centre – makes more than 100 cars a year, or sells the components to customers who want the thrill of building the cars themselves.

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Director Keith Bird has been with the company for more than seven years, so he understands more than most why these kits are becoming so popular:

“I think it’s the kind of thing that’s on the bucket list for a lot of people,’ he said.

‘It’s the achievement of starting with a big pile of bits and ending up driving down the road in a nice car.”

“IT REALLY IS TAKING OFF IN THE STATES”

GBS have sold their cars as far away as Australia, New Zealand and most recently America, where Keith says their industry is beginning to flourish:

“We’ve noticed changes since Brexit and the change in the pound that America has been really good for us,’

“It really is taking off in the States.”

Now with the launch of the Mark V they’re hoping to break through even more on the global market.

It boasts a 2.5 litre Ford Zetec engine, half a litre larger than its predecessor, meaning it can clock up to 300 hoursepower.

Production of the new car will also stay in Nottingham, something that has pleased the workers there.

WATCH: Great British Sports Cars Director Keith Bird is fairly pleased with the Nottingham company’s newest creation:

The next chance to see what these cars can do is at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry on February 26th.