|First look at AMS Murtaya by Mark Sansby|
Posted by Madabout News on Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 at 06:08 PM
Adrenaline Motorsport (AMS) first came to light in the kit car industry last year, when they bought the Minari Roadsport Mk2 project and started offering support to builders of this car.
In September this year they surprised the industry by introducing the Murtaya.
Designed from the wheels up using the very latest modern CAD techniques and a monocoque construction.
This front engined 4 wheel drive is a first to the market, utilising the Subaru Impreza as a donor, it maintains many of the original parts, including the 4wd system, while weighing significantly less. This should mean it proves to be an excellent performer both in the dry and the wet conditions.
The Murtaya is a single donor kit car. Get yourself a classic shape Impreza, one available from 1993 to 2000 (including imports) and along with the kit, you’ll have everything you need. The kit is extremely comprehensive and AMS assure me that they provide everything needed, down to the last nut and bolt.
There are some donor parts that need modifying, but take them down to AMS and they’ll exchange them for the modified ones as part of the kit package.
There are 2 models available. The standard, as the demonstrator, plus side windows, carpets and a soft top (a hard top is an optional extra) or alternatively there is the lightweight, which does away with the windscreen, the doors (now integral to the body) and the luxuries (carpets etc).
Fancy seeing how it performs? AMS are already taking bookings for rides at the forthcoming TKC Live event at Brands Hatch on 14th Oct, so get in touch and be prepared for a thrilling ride (especially if it’s damp!).
Their website is www.adrenalinemotorsport.co.uk or you can contact them directly on 01637 852500.
Kit prices start at £9500 +vat for the lightweight and £10995 +vat for the trimmed model.
Words and pictures by Mark Sansby