We were privileged to get to know and work alongside John Tojeiro (designer of the original AC Ace) during his time as technical director of DJ Sportscars.
John was not only a gifted automotive engineer but also a warm and immensely likeable, quintessential country gentleman and is still sadly missed. His passion for mechanical engineering and fast cars was limitless and we always looked forward to his traditional first drive whenever we produced a new model or derivative. The enduring appeal of his original sports racing car design gave John enormous pleasure and, as a true engineer, he was always eager to see it evolve and improve through continued technological advance.
The patented CC&AR system is uniquely able to optimise the all-important contact between tyre and road and so maximise grip, composure and predictability - while at the same time providing an exemplary ride!
To find out more about how to system works and its other technical benefits (including its ability to reduce roll without incurring jacking - or indeed the need for anti-roll bars), check out our CC&AR pages.
XCS Designs comprises a dedicated and forward-thinking team of design, development and production engineers who have worked together for well over 30 years and been responsible for bringing a great number of well-known and highly acclaimed products to the marketplace.
Perhaps central to the car's success has been its use of the patented 'Camber Compensation & Anti-Roll' suspension system at both front and rear. A first for any production car. Its remarkable levels of grip, predictability and ride quality have never failed to impress and have played a major role in securing the XCS a succession of truly upstanding reviews.
A collection of quotes and video links is provided on our 'Reviews & Videos' page but here are just some of the comments made by the motoring journalists;
"At one point we both looked at each other in amazement after leaving a roundabout where Gary tried his best to provoke the rear end by flooring the throttle long before he had exited. The rear tyres squealed and complained, the boost gauge flicked up to maximum, but at no point did we fear we would be sliding sideways and destroying the Halibrands on the kerb edge.”
"The XCS has the ability to change direction, and corner, like a Lotus Seven and that takes a time to compute. The ride quality is eye-opening and just as smooth as my Audi, while those brakes are unlike anything else"
"Imagine a TVR with the agility of a Lotus and you'll be some way to understanding how it behaves. There must be a limit somewhere, and the car is so dynamically progressive that it actively encourages you to go in search of it. This is an utterly serious performance car in its own right"