Chassis engineering – the ultimate expression of our expertise
Fabricated by hand from FIA-approved, high-strength, carbon-based cold-drawn seamless steel tubing, the round tube chassis represents the ultimate expression of our engineering expertise. Indeed, it takes our highly skilled fabrication team two solid weeks to build each premium chassis – without taking into consideration the handmade A-arms, hubs and various other ancillaries.
Our Fabrication department has a deep commitment to quality. A vital area in which all XCS models distance themselves from their spiritual ancestors is in the field of safety. In fact it is the foremost consideration from conception through to the ongoing development of our vehicles.
Each chassis is triangulated throughout to provide an ultra-rigid operating platform that extends the full height and width of the vehicle for improved protection. Front and rear crumple zones are incorporated front and rear, creating a complex yet aesthetically pleasing construction. Elements of this exoskeleton are left exposed within the engine bay and through the cabin as visual reminders of each car’s bespoke nature.
Most XCS models are equipped with our patented suspension system – a clever cross-coupled set-up with built-in anti-roll geometry. It utilises the very G-forces generated by cornering to actively counter body roll and compensate for wheel camber changes across the relevant axle.
This game-changing, all-mechanical system works by connecting the upper wishbone mounts across the car using a pair of cross-coupled rods. Whether accelerating, braking or cornering, the natural pushing and pulling of this cross-coupled system noticeably reduces body roll without the need for supplementary anti-roll bars. But more importantly in terms of performance, it ensures that the wheels remain vertical and provide optimal contact with the road surface for maximum traction.