A new commercial relationship has been confirmed between DK Engineering and McMurtry Automotive. Under the new partnership, DK Engineering will act as McMurtry’s exclusive UK agent.
As a developer of small and extremely powerful electric cars for both the road and the racetrack, McMurtry is focused on improving the performance of electric vehicles in terms of dynamics, speed and range.
Founded in the Cotswolds, UK in 2016, the EV OEM gained a huge amount of attention after the company’s Spéirling prototype with its electric fan technology completed the Goodwood hillclimb in a staggering 39.08s to beat all previous official and unofficial records.
By drawing on its automotive engineering background and previous sales of exclusive vehicles, DK Engineering believes it is well suited to support McMurtry Automotive in its aim to launch the Spéirling vehicle on the UK market.
“At our core, DK is an engineering company, and it is amazing to see what McMurtry are achieving,” said James Cottingham, lead acquisition consultant, DK Engineering. “I love what the team is doing, using electricity but taking a different approach rather than simply following the crowd. There is a huge respect for the work they have already carried out and the performance being achieved with the Spéirling – approaching that of Formula 1 around circuits – using electricity.
“We feel it will be a great fit with our client base – for those who have an electric car scratch to itch, but who haven’t been intrigued or interested in anything offered previously. The team is taking the technology to the next level, and we are proud to be a part of this exciting journey with the future projects, as the exclusive agent for the UK, and to support McMurtry as a revolutionary British business.
“It also feels like a natural fit, working with McMurtry Automotive, given their success at Goodwood. DK has managed to achieve some success on the hillclimb and at the circuit over the years, so we have a huge amount of respect for the work and effort that went into achieving such an outstanding result to break the record.”
Thomas Yates, managing director at McMurtry Automotive, added, “Now we have proven that our downforce-on-demand technology works and have a world-beating track car, this is the next logical step, launching the Spéirling onto the market. We’re looking forward to working with James and his team and know they can bring invaluable experience to the table.”