About the Brand

Harper Sports Cars

Harper Sports Cars was originally founded to offer the world a high performance sports car.

And today, we are so much more than that. With a full Service Centre and Custom Builds workshop – we are now invested in Electric Vehicle Conversion Kits, Special Vehicle Designs and Development and Classic Vehicle Restoration and Retrofitting with modern powertrains.

We also offer driving experiences, tours and training for all enthusiasts.


What we offer

Our areas of Expertise

Our Service Centre
Full Mechanical Service Facilities as well as Carbon and Glass composite part Development & Production.

Our Driving Experiences
Track day experiences, driving tours & advanced driver training.

Our Custom Build Services
Custom Projects and Concepts available. Custom steering wheels, themed furniture & automotive artwork.

Electric Vehicle Conversions
Experts in converting to fully electric.

Founder & CEO | Head of Projects

Craig Harper

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.

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Introducing our

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
The Specs

CYLINDERS |  4 / V6 / V8
WEIGHT |  685kg (Average)
POWER |  From 200kw’s to 400kw’s
TRANSMISSION |  5 or 6 Speed Manual
DRIVETRAIN |  Mid Engine Rear Wheel Drive
DIGITAL DASH |  Optional
TYRES |  Road or Semi Slicks
BRAKES |  Discs with brake bias control
CHASSIS |  Computer designed steel spaceframe
BODY |  Carbon/Glass composite

Our History

In Botswana – 2004 – Craig Harper simply had a burning desire to create a practical road going race car, one that is equally comfortable on the street at legal speeds, and out on the race track absolutely on the limit…

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