XCS Designs 427

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XCS 427

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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 new XCS 427 is the culmination of decades (even generations) of knowledge & experience and takes the marque firmly into the 21st century. Its dynamic capabilities set new standards with superb road holding & handling, a totally compliant roll-free ride, impeccable straight-line stability and exceptional levels of grip. And all is enjoyed from a well-tailored, full-leather interior, customised for optimum driver comfort and control.

The new XCS 427 is a truly remarkable and groundbreaking car that seamlessly combines the best of old & new - and it's one that we know John would have relished driving.

For a full specification and more pictures of the new car, please see our dedicated XCS 427 pages. 



The Camber Compensation & Anti - Roll System

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.


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About Us

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.

The XCS 427 is the team's first own-brand product and is a technologically-advanced, 630 bhp, full-spaceframe evolution of probably the most charismatic and sought-after roadsters of all time.

Since its launch in September 2013, the XCS 427 has rapidly established itself as one of the most capable and exploitable performance cars around. An accolade achieved without the assistance of any electronic gizmos!

If you're in the market for a 427, then please give us a call. A very warm welcome and personalised factory tour awaits. No matter how many accolades a car receives, its your opinion that really counts.

Explore our pages to learn more about us and our XCS 427. 



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 journalist;

"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"

(Adam Wilkins)

"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"

(Steve Hole)

"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.”

(Rob Hawkins)




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