About the Brand
Harper Sports Cars
Harper Sports Cars was originally founded to offer the world a high performance sports car.
We are now heavily invested in Electric Vehicle Conversion Kits, Special Vehicle Designs and Development and Classic Vehicle Restoration and Retrofitting with modern powertrains. We also offer vehicle and driving experiences, tours and training for all enthusiasts.
What we offer
Our areas of Expertise
Full Mechanical Service Facilities as well as Carbon and Glass composite part Development & Production.
Our Car Experiences
Track day experiences, driving tours & advanced driver training.
Our Design Studio
Custom Projects and Concepts available. Custom steering wheels, themed furniture & automotive artwork.
Electric Vehicle Conversions
Kits for commercial & in-house conversions.
Meet the Harper Team
Founder and CEO
A man who discovered a love for driving at age 7, became a Club Champion, a Regional Champion and a National Rally Champion.
Craig designed and built the Harper Type 1 at age 19, raced it and occasionally won!
Originally a trained motor mechanic, now a car company owner, car designer, and a passionate lover of wildlife and of animals in general.
Work with Us
If you wish to build the Harper Type 5 & 6 in your jurisdiction – we offer all products, for sale globally.
We provide you with a brand new set of body tools and moulds, all chassis and suspension designs and the CAD files for all CNC laser cutting, bending & stamping.
Let us create a Mobile Branding platform for your business, on any vehicle platform.
Whether it’s a racing car, a hillclimb car, a gymkhana special, or a gorgeous show pony – talk to us about making it happen.
Harper Sports Car
Our Sports Car
The Harper Type 5 and Type 6 Sports Cars are a South African designed and built mid engine sports car intended for use on the street and 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 2.0 litre Turbo model offers 400 bhp/ton performance or upgrade to V6 or V8 cylinder turbo’s with the sky being the limit.
Type 5 and Type 6
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