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ABOUT US

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The Harper Type 5 and Type 6 range of Sports Cars are a South African designed and built mid engine sports car intended for use on the street and the race track. They can be supplied in fully built turnkey form locally or for export. Right or left hand drive versions can be ordered with a range of engine and specification options which are all meant for normal road use, as well as being competitive on the race track.

The basic 2.0litre Turbo model offers 400bhp/ton performance or upgrade to V6 or V8 cylinder turbo's with the sky being the limit. Please drop us an email for more detailed information.

We also offer specialist building and fabrication services for all special vehicle projects, and undertake commission work on our clients behalf.

Driver training and coaching services are offered as well as driving tours in and around the Western Cape, which offers some of the best driving roads anywhere in Africa.

Harper Sports Car track day experiences can be arranged at Killarney International Raceway near Cape Town.

 

 

THE CAR

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SPECS

CYLINDERS............................................................. 4 / V6 / V8
TURBO..................................................................... YES
WEIGHT.................................................................... 685kg (Average)
POWER..................................................................... From 200kw's to 400kw's
TRANSMISSION....................................................... 5 or 6 Speed Manual
DRIVETRAIN............................................................. Mid Engine Rear Wheel Drive
POWER STEERING................................................. Optional
DIGITAL DASH......................................................... Optional
TYRES....................................................................... Road or Semi Slicks
BRAKES.................................................................... Discs with brake bias control
CHASSIS................................................................... Computer designed steel spaceframe
BODY......................................................................... Carbon/Glass composite
AERO PACK (SPLITTER + DIFFUSER)................ Optional
RACING COCKPIT COVER..................................... Optional



 

DRIVING IMPRESSIONS

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Here are some driving impressions from people who got behind the wheel of a Harper Type 5.

Junaid Hamid - Editor, Raceweb Magazine

Junaid's first time in the Type 5 taking it through Red Hill mountain pass...

"I was skeptical at first due to it being the new kid on the sports car block. Having done hours of track time behind the wheel of Birkin 7’s and single seaters, the Harper Type 5 had a solid benchmark to be compared to. The first impression once behind the wheel was that of being in a single seater, it had the same low down driving position and I have never experienced that in any other road going car.

Once I was going and got used to my spatial awareness it was surprisingly easy to drive normally. The car gave me the immediate confidence to want to find my current personal limits given the road conditions. I however immediately knew that the cars limits were much higher than my own.

At high speed the car felt extremely stable and was easy to push through the fast flowing corners with basically zero body roll. Steering feedback was pin point accurate and I could place the car exactly where I wanted my imaginary apex’s to be.

I love that it’s a locally manufactured brand that can compete on an international level. The car is also a head turner of note due to its Lemans Lmp2 inspired looks… onlookers could not get over seeing a “race car” on the road and I absolutely loved it! "

Andre Steenkamp - Ex classic car racer



Andre after driving a Ferrari 458 around the Mugello Circuit in Italy...

"Mugello is a great track - quite long compared to Killarney with lots of elevation changes (and lovely Tuscan backdrop). The Ferrari 458 Italia is very easy to drive fast (thanks to some electronic nanny wizardry) and the gearbox and brakes are phenomenal. However, the Harper Type 5 is more exciting to drive, corners just as well (if not better) and with the Alfa powerplant it pulls harder than the big F. The Ferrarri sounds lovely, but as a super-Alfisti I also love the Alfa Busso v6 sound of the Harper! I believe I would match and better the Ferrari laptime on Mugello with the Type 5 and would love to try the car on this track one day."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mika Salo - Ex Ferrari F1 driver

After taking a Harper for a spin around Killarney Raceway, this is what ex F1 driver, Mika Salo had to say about the car..

"It's a really nice car and it handles perfectly."

 

 

 

 

GALLERY

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HARPER TYPE 5 TURBO VIDEO

 

 

CONTACT US

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Harper Sports Cars

www.harpersportscars.com
craig@harpersportscars.com

Tel +27 (0)76 671 8551 | Fax +27 (0)21 671 9530

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