In the world of tuning Litchfield Motors is maybe not the first name on your list, but that is definitely going to change after you have read this story. For those of you familiar to the world of tuning Japanese performance cars, UK-based Litchfield Motors is a known specialist for years.
The family run business is known for their friendly and efficient service that aims at providing customers with a wide variety of high performance upgrades to their sports car. GTspirit.com visited Ian Litchfield’s company based between Cheltenham and Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire and interviewed the owner.
Litchfield’s historical background is associated with Japanese performance cars, but they also regularly maintain rare and exotic cars for customers all over the world. The pleasant atmosphere at Ian’s farm provides a wonderful mix between an ambitious company offering the best in the tuning world and the warm British hospitality.
The key ingredients for the specialist are offering the customers enhancements to their sports cars, while keeping the essential daily or trackday use of the vehicle in place. The newly fitted parts are always an upgrade to the car, but do not intervene with the way the customer uses his car on a daily basis.
Having dealt with high performance cars for over 14 years, we know what is required to look after the very best the industry can offer. This understanding of the market, its customers and what it takes to create a great car has seen us receive critical acclaim throughout the media including being invited to feature in an unprecedented five Evo Magazine Car Of The Year events, two Autocar Drivers Car Of The Years, four features on Channel 5’s Fifth Gear and a number of industry awards. We are very proud to have received the accolade of Evo Magazine’s Tuner Of The Year 2010.
The specialists at Litchfield have showcased their expertise in developing their own parts, such as the newly co-developed suspension kit for the Nissan R35 GT-R. Together with the professionals at Bilstein, Ian came up with a must-have upgrade to Godzilla while showcasing its strength and high quality development relationship with the Germans to his customers.
A clear strength of the company is the satisfaction with much of their business is coming by recommendation from previous customers across the world. Their long history and commitment to continuous improvement has seen customers coming back and bringing in new customers from around the world.
The future of Litchfield Motors consists of the physical expansion into a large facility while investing in the latest equipment and facilities to insure they can perform at the very highest standard. The plans of building a showroom, larger offices and a dyno are in the making as we speak. We are looking forward to seeing the final result.
For those of you interested in Litchfield Motors. The UK specialist is known for its tuning of turbocharged and supercharged vehicles of brands like Nissan, BMW, Subaru and Renault. So if you have a car – especially a Nissan GT-R – and you need an upgrade, make sure you check out their UK workshop, online shop and website!