RIOT CLASSIC 2017-11-28T19:15:23+00:00

Riot Classic, an ultra-lightweight, high performance, mid-engine, sports / competition car designed for self-assembly with a wide choice of components enabling it to be configured to the owners’ specific requirements and neatly packaged in a unique yet timeless design.

The Riot Classic design raises the bar in engineering excellence and performance in the lightweight kit car sector.



Maximum speed 140 mph
0-60 mph 3.2 secs


Overall length mm
Overall width 1800 mm
Height mm
Wheelbase mm
Ground clearance Front 100 mm Rear 110 mm
Kerb Weight 480kg
Power to weight 437 bhp per tonne
Weight distribution Front 40%  Rear 60%


Body type Glass Reinforced Plastic
Safety cell Tubular steel space-frame


Type Ford Sigma Ecoboost
Displacement 1600 cc
Configuration Transverse 4 cylinder, in-line
Valve train: VVT
Engine management Specialised Components, Tornado
Maximum power 210 bhp
Maximum torque 400 Nm
Induction system Turbocharged, Direct Injection


Model Ford Transverse IB5
Type 5 speed sequential
Differential Automatic Torque Bias LSD


Type Front: Cantilevered double wishbone, poly bushes, adjustable camber and toe, inboard shock absorbers
Rear: Double wishbone, Polybushed, adjustable camber and Toes
Wishbones TIG welded seamless aero tube twin wishbone
Uprights Aluminium uprights front and Steel rear
Dampers Adjustable Aluminium Proteck
Springs Front 11″  …lb, Rear 12″ …lb


Calipers Hi Spec Ultralite 4 piston (F & R)
Discs 260mm discs, crossed drilled
Master cylinders AP Racing pedal box mounted, differential bore, dual circuit
Pedal box OBP adjustable, floor mounted pedal box


It was our intention from the very outset to take Kit Cars to a new level of quality by making Riot Cars simple and pleasurable to build, with a factory finish easily achievable by customers of all abilities.

The Riot classic has to be one of the easiest and least expensive quality kit cars to build with many parts “built in” that would  usually be a separate purchases on other kits.

This also means an inexperienced builder shouldn’t have any problem getting a factory looking finish and that all important IVA pass.  The only donor parts required are the engine and gearbox from a Ford Fiesta with all the other parts required being available to buy new. Refurbished uprated gearboxes and new engines are also available.

As testament to just how good the Riot chassis really is nearly half of sales are for track / competition machines.


Whilst our starter kit may not be the cheapest, we do believe it to be the best value. We only use high quality materials and components fit for purpose. For example polyurethane bushes and stainless crush tubes or cds tubing in our roll bar and suspension parts. Our Chassis are fabricated to a tolerance of just 1mm diagonally across the entire chassis.

Space frame chassis – laser cut mild steel square and round tube, Mig welded, jig assembled.
Fully bracketed including seat belt anchors and welded-in standard cds Roll Bar. (MSA compliant version at extra cost)
IVA ok chassis number.
Pair mig welded cds tube front upper Rocker Arms and Lower Wishbones.
Pair of laser cut mig welded  cds tube Rear Upper and Lower Wishbones.
Support beams / mounts and rubber bushes for Sigma (Zetec SE) and Ib5 gearbox
All the above powder coated black as standard or customer choice.
Ultra-high strength spherical bearing suspension joints, turnbuckle toe links and spacers. All Nyloc nuts, Socket head bolts and washers.
Collapsible Steering column
Steering Column outer tube including bearings
Pair of  Front Uprights complete with stub axle, steering arms,
aluminum hubs, wheel studs and bearings.
Pair of fabricated Rear Uprights including press fitted bearings.
Powerflex Polyurethane bushes with stainless steel crush tubes.
Aluminium panels laser cut for tunnel, floor, footwells and bulkheads.
Self coloured GRP Front and rear body Clam shells
Self coloured GRP Vented side Panels
Self coloured GRP Front and rear Cycle Wings
Front and rear Cycle Wing brackets
Self coloured GRP Scuttle / Dash with back panel
Self coloured GRP Footwell cover
Self coloured GRP Tunnel cover

All above grp in pre coloured gel coat to customer choice.

£4,595 +VAT



FORD SIGMA 1.4, 1.6, 1.6 Ecoboost.

Custom options also available