Elemental Group is based in Surrey close to the heart of the British Motorsport industry. Currently finishing development of our first road and track car, the Elemental Rp1, we are finalising plans for launch in late Summer 2015. Full-scale production will start in early 2016 in a dedicated production facility, currently being set up in Hampshire.
Further details of the launch will be available over the coming months on this website. For media information, overseas representation and supplier enquiries please contact the Elemental Group by email in the first instance.
John Begley / Technical Director
John has always been about vehicle handling and dynamics. He has designed the chassis, suspension and aerodynamics of Nissan and Triple Eight race winning BTCC cars, worked extensively on mechanical and aerodynamic development for the McLaren F1 team and had critical design input into the McLaren Mercedes SLR, 12C and P1.
Peter Kent / Composites
Peter has spent many years specialising in carbon composite materials, vehicle concept design and hybrid/electric powertrains. His notable projects have included the 2008 championship winning McLaren F1 car, the McLaren 12C and P1 hypercar, F1 design for Toyota and Marussia Virgin, and Airbus carbon composite wing process management.
Jeremy Curnow / Project & Finance
Jeremy has a long history in vehicle dynamics, mechanisms and project management, having worked for many of Europe’s foremost sportscars manufacturers, (McLaren, Porsche, AMG and Lotus). He also brings experience of commercial and business management from his work in this and other business sectors.
Mark Fowler / Bodywork and Aerodynamics
Mark, who co founded Elemental with John, has spent many years as a specialist in Formula 1 aerodynamics and body design for McLaren and was previously a Body-in-White design engineer for a number of major automotive manufacturers.
Guy Colborne / Exterior and Interior Designer
Guy is a Car Designer who has worked on projects for Pininfarina, BMW, Daewoo, Opel and Ford. Working closely with John, Mark and Peter, his minimalist RP1 styling is designed to offer the best possible aerodynamic package. Guy also is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art on the renowned Vehicle Design course.
Ian Hall / Operations
Ian has a wide range of experience writing and implementing processes and standards, (ISO9001) in his production and quality management roles in the automotive, pharmaceutical and aerospace industries.
David Pittard / Test and Development Driver
David is an emerging talent in the British motor racing scene, having won the British Endurance Championship 2012. Most recently he has been chosen by Jason Plato to be part of the Tesco backed KX Akademy competing in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup and has been named a BRDC (British Racing Drivers Club) Rising star.