In 1995 we discovered, quite by accident, a fascinating and, until then, unknown world in our country: replicas and kitcars. It was not, however, until 1998 when we started to consider the possibility of producing this kind of vehicles in Spain.
More than three years of research, development and effort, both personal and economic, brought us to the point where we were able to build, as a hobby, our first vehicle, 100% handmade and completely standardized.
It was a long and costly process. The problem was not only that we were not satisfied with the aesthetic of kits sold by foreign companies; there was also the additional concern, due to Spanish law, of not being able to legally standardize the vehicle.
Slowly we acquired a complete 355 OEM body panels. We made moulds and adapted to the base car. The result was so good that, even though we had no plans of selling it, our first replicas were acquired by foreign people, where this type of cars were already manufactured and well known.
In 2005 we went a step further and established like a company, becoming pioneers in our country.
All newly installed parts are standardized and all modifications are endorsed by our team of engineers and the official lab at the “Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Aeroespaciales” (The National Institute for Aerospace Technologies), collected, each and every one of them, in the technical file.
When dealing with replicas, it is not enough that they are similar; they need to be as exact as is allowed by law. SRC-Kitcars is the only company in Spain, and one of the few in the world, that manufactures its replica parts based of the original bodywork, with new anchor points that are mounted directly over the chassis of the base car. This is why our cars do not crack and the bodywork does not make any noise when in running order.
If you ever need a spare part, ours will fit perfectly in your car, requiring minimal adjustment. As an example, no other company in the world makes the kit 360 and 430 for the Toyota Celica and, in the best case scenario; they use our research, find a proper base car, and fit a kit in it (as close as possible to the required specs), resorting to cutting, stripping and huge amounts of caulk to be able to finish the job.
We set a very high standard for our work, and we put all our passion on every step of the way because, for us, each car, each part, each nut and bolt, reflects this company and we can only accept doing our best and trying to improve every day.
To portray our models, we work closely with companies that have the latest modeling and scanning digital technologies, so that afterwards we can mechanize a real scale 3D prototype using a cutting robotic arm guided by numeric control (CNC), which guarantees the accuracy of the parts based on the design. After that, once molded with fiberglass or carbon fiber, the parts are mounted, the traditional way, with total precision and safety.