Berkeley Sportscars - Bandit Roadster/GT Price: POA
Last Updated On: 20/11/2020
The original Bandit was first shown at the 1960 Motor Show, marking a departure from the brand’s roots of two stroke, front wheel drive cars, to its first rear wheel drive car using the then current powertrain from the Ford Anglia.
The 2020 Bandit follows the tradition, using Ford’s latest powertrain, but this time utilising Ford’s 2.3 litre EcoBoost turbo engine, mounted in mid-engine configuration with a 6-speed transverse gearbox. A fully electric Bandit Roadster will also be available.
The new, lightweight Berkeley Bandit Roadster will be built using the company's own Bio-chassis design made of plant-based materials, with flax replacing carbon fibre and sticky tree resins replacing the chemical resins used traditionally.
The Bandit GT will launch in 2021 fitted with the electric motors and batteries developed in our AirRaceE electric pylon racers. Using the same Bio-chassis and suspension as the Roadster, the GT version features coupe body styling for greater cabin space and touring ability. The GT will weigh in at just 730kg, have a power output of 400bhp and will reach 60mph (97km/h) in 3.8 seconds.
A petrol Bandit GT will also be offered and both models will be available from April 20211.