Ronart W152

Unique

The RONART W152 is a British, hand built, high performance, two seater sports/racing car suitable for road and track use. JAGUAR powered, the W152 has a uniquely individual style reminiscent of Formula One cars of the post war period. It reproduces the classic style of the front engined Grand Prix cars, and combines today's performance with reliability, safety and advanced composite materials. The RONART W152 is today a classic in its own right, and is a perfect throwback to the sight and sound of the magnificent racing machines of a long gone era.

The world's motoring press and those who have seen the W152 agree that it is one of the few cars in production today which truly represents the CLASSIC BRITISH SPORTSCAR. Its blend of high power, wonderful handling and phenomenal performance make the W152 a rare sight on today's roads.

Since production began in 1984, the W152 has remained in a class of its own - the quality of construction and high degree of factory backup services have provided our customers with the correct choice. More than just a car to any of our owners, the W152 is a treasured possession which provides both beauty and excitement in their lives.

Low production numbers of these hand built cars ensure customers are part of a highly individual and unique group of drivers. In common with all craftsmen built products, the W152 is a superb investment now and will remain so in the future.

Heritage

Conceived in 1981, following a visit to the Daimler-Benz museum in Stuttgart, Germany, the RONART W152 went into full production in 1986. Since then continued development has resulted in what the motoring press and owners of the W152 consider the closest interpretation of a typical racing car of the 1940's and 50's. Cars that featured mostly in the design of the W152 were the Mercedes W154/196, the Maserati 250F and the HWM JAGUARs of the time. Additional influences of Lotus, Vanwall, Aston Martin etc. can be seen.

Beneath the body, the W152 utilises modern technology and engineering. The name JAGUAR is known world-wide for it's sporting heritage and unparalleled refinement, especially for ride quality and engine performance. The Jaguar powered Ronart cars rely on the Jaguar range of engines and mechanics.

Engineering

The demanding task of the initial chassis design and fabrication was entrusted to SPYDER ENGINEERING, a company highly acclaimed for its association with LOTUS CARS and racing activities for well over a quarter of a century.    The Ronart manufactured chassis is regarded as the best of its kind on the market today. The chassis is built and MIG welded on an extensive jig. After the chassis has been welded and inspected it is primed with a special etching primer which bonds firmly to the bare metal surface. A powder coating is applied and the chassis is baked in a large oven to give a hard and durable finish. This top quality well designed chassis greatly enhances the W152's performance.
THE CHASSIS IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE IF EXCELLENT ROADHOLDING AND PERFORMANCE ARE TO BE ACHIEVED.
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