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GKD sports cars

GKD Evolution
Overview
Manufacturer GKD Sports Cars
Production 2006 - on
Assembly Kent, England
Designer Peter Lathrope and Richard Ashby
Body and chassis
Class Roadster coupe
Body style 2-door convertible coupe
Layout FR (Front Engine / RWD)
Platform Fabricated chassis and double wishbone suspension using BMW E36/E46 donnor items
Powertrain
Engine Various, including:
Nissan RB, Cosworth, BMW Straight 6, Rover V8
Transmission Various
Dimensions
Curb weight 750 kg (1,653 lb)-850 kg (1,874 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Ginetta G27
GKD Legend
Overview
Manufacturer GKD Sports Cars
Production 2008 - on
Assembly Kent, England
Designer Peter Lathrope
Body and chassis
Class Roadster
Body style seven
Layout FR (Front engine / RWD)
Platform Fabricated chassis and double wishbone suspension using BMW E36/E46 donnor items
Powertrain
Engine BMW 4-cylinder engines
Transmission BMW
Dimensions
Curb weight 585 kg (1,290 lb)-620 kg (1,367 lb)

GKD Sports Cars is a small volume car manufacturer based in Boughton Monchelsea, near Maidstone, Kent, with workshops at Lenham. GKD Sports Cars produce two models, the GKD Evolution and the GKD Legend.

History

GKD Sports Cars was founded in 2006 when company MD Peter Lathrope purchased the Ginetta G27 project. The car was then modified to improve aerodynamics and styling. The company won car of the year 2006 from Which Kit Car magazine with the Evolution. This included winning 5 out of 7 categories in the competition.

In 2008 the company launched two new models, with the Evolution being upgraded to use BMW 3 Series (E36/E46) running gear and then launching a new model, the GKD Legend at the Exeter Kit Car Show in November. This received a very warm welcome with the press and publicrequire('Module:No globals')

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-- based on setting/preference specify order local orderlist = {"c", "s", "t", "p", "tp", "w", "j", "cy", "poj", "zhu", "l"} if (t1) then orderlist[2] = "t" orderlist[3] = "s" end if (j1) then orderlist[4] = "j" orderlist[5] = "cy" orderlist[6] = "p" orderlist[7] = "tp" orderlist[8] = "w" end -- rename rules. Rules to change parameters and labels based on other parameters if args["hp"] then -- hp an alias for p ([hanyu] pinyin) args["p"] = args["hp"] end if args["tp"] then -- if also Tongyu pinyin use full name for Hanyu pinyin labels["p"] = "Hanyu Pinyin" end if (args["s"] and args["s"] == args["t"]) then -- Treat simplified + traditional as Chinese if they're the same args["c"] = args["s"] args["s"] = nil args["t"] = nil elseif (not (args["s"] and args["t"])) then -- use short label if only one of simplified and traditional labels["s"] = labels["c"] labels["t"] = labels["c"] end local body = "" -- the output string local params -- for creating HTML spans local label -- the label, i.e. the bit preceeding the supplied text local val -- the supplied text -- go through all possible fields in loop, adding them to the output for i, part in ipairs(orderlist) do if (args[part]) then -- build label label = "" if (uselabels) then label = labels[part] if (capfirst) then label = mw.language.getContentLanguage():ucfirst(, as both cars are the first mainstream kit cars to use BMW 3 Series E36/E46 running gear.

Services

As well as supplying and building the Evolution and the Legend, GKD also supplies Racelogic traction control, alloy wheels and tuning parts. GKD Sports Cars also completes part build projects, put cars in for the IVA test and tune and complete engine conversions for BMW road cars.

Because of the Evolution's background, GKD launched the first production hard top for the Ginetta G27. GKD also supplies upgrades and parts for the Ginetta G27.

External links

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