The Pembleton T24 is a brand-new, meticulously hand-crafted cycle car designed to be driven. Newly registered and compliant to strict modern safety requirements, the Pembleton T24 is a vintage car that combines the charm of the past with the performance of the present.
Many of their inspirations come from the 1920’s, not only aesthetically, but in their whole approach. Their back to basics blueprint focusses on an elegant aesthetic to capture the essence of a bygone era of automotive design; when cars were not bound by legislation or consumer demand, but by performance and a designer's vision.
The Pembleton T24 boasts the spirit, style and charm of a vintage car, but with the performance and safety to match the demands of modern-day motoring.
The coach-built body work, is hand-formed around a tubular steel space frame, drilled and riveted to their chassis, each of which is manufactured in-house using a precise jig.
Bonding and riveting the alloy skin to the chassis results in a rigid, light-weight semi-monocoque structure for direct connectivity between you and the road.
The result is a stunning exterior that captures the spirit of a vintage car without the hassle that comes with it. Traditional craftsmanship is at their core, but not at the expense of modern technology. They're glad to have overcome strict scrutinising whilst maintaining the feel of a genuinely vintage and truly unique car, something you're reminded of every time you approach it. Every car is individual, every car is special.
As with iconic sports cars of the period, they opted for a narrower wheel track atthe rear, this coupled with a wheelbase of just 2150mm not only proportions the car beautifully, but it also makes for a delicately agile machine.
It's an addictive sensation when you sit low, tucked down behind the scuttle, wind in your hair, exhausts thumping on either side.
A perfect harmony of intimacy and comfort. The generous cockpit is finished with a gorgeously vintage steering wheel, a glance down through the spokes reveals a circle polished dashboard fitted with period sensitive dials. The seats, exclusively designed and created for the Pembleton T24 are upholstered by the most skilful craftspeople to a finish of your choice.
An electronically managed and fuel injected V-Twin engine is the beating heart of the T24, that offers high amounts of torque across a wide power-band for effortless acceleration through the gears.
Combined with fully independent suspension, powerful disc brakes and a dry weight of just over 360kg, it’s not only one of the lightest production cars ever built, but it’s a sports car that offers the driver a visceral and engaging experience like nothing else on the market. They pair this with modern design software and manufacturing techniques to achieve incredibly precise tolerances, increasing performance, efficiency and reliability
The dynamic qualities of the Pembleton T24 are highlighted by a truly compliant ride that offers continuous and sensitive feedback to the driver.
Utilising principals of pure engineering integrity from the chassis up creates a wonderful simplicity to the design that fuses aesthetics with function.
The UK price is £ 28,995 + watt (€ 31,570 approx.)
Touring Aero 3
The Touring Aero 3 is an italian V12 supercar performance with the beauty, luxury and exclusivity of genuine hand-craftsmanship by one of Italy’s most honoured custom coachbuilders, in an edition of only fifteen total units, it's equipped with a 6.262cc and 730hp engine
In accordance with time-honoured Touring practice, the Touring Aero 3 avoids jarring, heavily angular architecture in favour of more sweeping, harmonious, but well-defined curves. While the sculpted flanks give the shape dynamism and suggest power, and the large, muscular bonnet fires the imagination with promises of invigorating performance, the emphasis is on Touring’s signature balance of proportions and lightness of touch.
Similarly, the rear fin, often called a shark fin on the outright racing cars where they are now commonly found, reflects pioneering “wind profile” studies into aerodynamic theories of that golden age by Touring in the industry’s first wind tunnel. This detail, while a characterizing feature of the current design and a strong statement on the company lineage, is nonetheless artfully blended into the visual satisfaction of the overall machine.
The result is a creation that goes beyond the notion of any compromise between dynamism and elegance of shapes and celebrates the concept of aerodynamics in every detail.
Before any physical construction begins, Touring conducts an engineering study of every detail with particular attention to safety, structural evaluations, and naturally, aerodynamics. All the chassis-bodywork coupling parts are drawn via CAD, to ensure build quality and absence of vibrations; critical load-bearing elements are also subjected to FEM modal analysis. Studies using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) optimize airflow across the Touring Aero 3’s contours and ensure excellent vertical pressure in the tail area.
This rigorous process ensures the correspondence to the design of each point of the body with tolerances of less than 2mm. Touring Superleggera craftsmen and engineers dedicate over 5000 hours of highly qualified work to each unit produced.
Forever cognisant that weight is the enemy, Touring Superleggera has chosen carbon fiber for the Touring Aero 3 body. The thicknesses and orientation of the fibresare designed for the best weight/stiffness ratio. In the preparatory phase, the optimal use of materials in terms of weight, strength, surface appearance and quality wasstudied, including ease of repair in the event of an accident. For maximum precision and quality, each CFRP element is produced by vacuum infusion at 120 °.
Touring Superleggera is able to deliver the complete car within six months after receipt of the donor car.