Welcome to Z Cars!

We are now based in Ashford, Kent and have taken on the mantle from the founder Chris Allanson building on the innovative track-focused adrenalin creations which first appeared nearly 20 years ago based on the iconic classic Mini.

As well as the legacy kits based on the Hayabusa and K20 VTEC engines we have broadened the portfolio to embrace the turbo era as the leading automotive brands and upper echelons of motorsport have done.

Our position as a dealer for the extensive range of Revo Technik products allows us access to their market leading expertise that has created performance products that transform a vast array of everyday cars. Coincidentally with the recent launch of our new modular engine cradle, this allows us to design cradles for different engines more quickly including engines that use the extensive Revo product range. This also allows our clients to tune their cars in stages as they become more acclimatised to their cars through the period of ownership. With such a short wheelbase, we believe this is the more responsible way to build and get accustomed to your ultimate icon; be it a thrilling lightweight pocket rocket or a daily-user Restomod to perhaps break the monotony of what we see on the daily commute.

With the new owner having been a former customer of the original company over a long period of ownership across 2 mid-engine Minis and experiences to match… we can offer developments designed to complement – if not improve upon - the glorious originals and not to dampen down the sensation of a powerful pocket-size lightweight mid-engine; sports car, hot hatch if not supercar worrier.


Z Cars’ Mini Hayabusa Specification Weight: circa 575kgs. This is subject to levels of refinement which add weight. Conversion components : Full roll cage pre-assembled with customer engine and g...

Honda K20

Z Cars’ Mini Honda VTEC K20 Specification Weight: circa 650kgs. This is subject to levels of refinement which add weight. Conversion components : Full roll cage pre-assembled with customer engine...

Kits under development

We have been researching the addition of further engine derivatives given the scarcity and rising prices of the ‘Busa and K20. Given the industry shift toward embracing the turbo engine with it’s...

New Premises

Z Cars is now based in Ashford, Kent. We are finalising our fitting out of the workshop next week. The facilites will include wheel alignment and 2 MOT Bays. Signage should be in place next week too....

Fiat 500 Hayabusa

This is the current status of our Fiat Hayabusa. The engine and QBA have been removed this week for the frame to be powder-coated. Whilst this is going on, we will be running the water pipes and ge...


The TFSI kit is about to get under way. This was our development car, fittingly sprayed in Pure Grey, a VAG colour. We have sourced two engines, a manual and a DSG version. We are going to use the ...


As you may be aware there are a number of companies already providing FWD conversions; such as B Series Hondas, 16v, bike engines and not forgetting tuning the A Series itself. Rather than supply a...

Fiat Subaru

This is our donor vehicle for our Subaru conversion, a limited edition Giannini. Admittedly we are risking some criticism using a rare pristine example, but the purpose of the Subaru conversion whi...