Westfield Sportscars is an auto manufacturer based out of the UK. It was started by grand prix competitor and engineer, Chris Smith, when he decided to design and build a replica of the 1956 Lotus XI Le Mans car. After its doors opened in 1983, Westfield brought out more copies of his replica kit for the XI, as well as building other models such as the Westfield 7SE. In 2006, the company transferred its ownership over to Potenza Sports Cars who continue to their investment in Westfield.
For all the qualities that make the Westfield Sport Turbo a worthy rival to the Ariel Atom, there are an equal number of head-scratching details about the car that would make you want to stay away from it with a ten-foot pole.
Fifth Gear’s Jason Plato found this out first hand when he was handed the little sports car for a test drive around a racetrack. A touch between classic looks and modern technology, the Westfield Sports Turbo is a perfect example of a vehicle that’s more appealing from a distance than it is up close, sort of like a hot girl you see from the coffee shop across the street, but as you get closer and closer, the hotness fades into relative mediocrity. That’s what the Westfield Sport Turbo is in a nutshell.
Care to learn more about it? Head over after the jump for more details as well as Jason Plato’s review of the Westfield Sport Turbo.