Porsche Speedster replica firm Chesil bought by Westfield – and goes ELECTRIC

Westfield buys Chesil and teases electric kits

Westfield, the UK-based producer of lightweight sports and track cars, has made a new acquisition. It’s now the owner of Chesil Motor Company, best known for its Porsche 356 Speedster replicas.

The aim is to future-proof both marques with electric power. A new Chesil E Speedster debuts at Silverstone Classic this weekend (26-28 July 2019).

Westfield buys Chesil and teases electric kits

Westfield plans to be the first company offering a home-build electric sports car

At present, its range-topping Sport 250 is powered by a 250hp version of the Ford Focus ST engine.

According to Chesil’s website, the standard Speedster still owes much to the classic Volkswagen Beetle…

Westfield buys Chesil and teases electric kits

Westfield’s portfolio is very varied, from its well-known Lotus Seven-style sports cars to autonomous pods. ‘The company can offer total mobility solutions for commuting through to weekend thrills,’ says its website.

“We are really excited to have the Speedster under the Westfield brand,” said Julian Turner, CEO of Westfield Technology Group.

“We see the continued global growth of the Westfield collection providing a bespoke car to meet the individual needs of our customers. Westfield can now offer you a pid for your mobility needs in the week and car for fun for the weekend – all tailored around your bespoke requirements.”