Elfin MS8 Clubman was designed by Elfin Sports Cars and styled
by the Holden Design team. This collaboration between the two
Australian companies has been an enthusiastic exercise, by car
enthusiasts, for car enthusiasts.
Track inspired, the MS8 Clubman is the modern incarnation of
the original theme which was first conceived by Elfin founder
Garrie Cooper in 1961.
The Elfin MS8 Clubman features hand laid GRP body panels. Internal
paneling is manufactured from high quality aluminium sheeting,
hand riveted and fully sealed to enhance chassis rigidity.
The Elfin MS8 Clubman is a powered by an all alloy GM sourced
LS1 5.7 litre V8 engine. This unit develops 328 horsepower and
465 Nm of torque in standard trim. Higher powered engines can
be installed depending on application.
A Tremec T56 MM6 Heavy duty 6 speed gear box sends the power
to the rear wheels.
The Elfin Clubman MS8 features a fully handcrafted, jig assembled
space frame utilising over 65 metres of material. Various sizes
are used in the construction of the chassis to obtain an extremely
high level of race car design rigidity, to cater for the transmission
of high levels of power/ torque to the rear wheels and to maintain
precise steering geometry. The design process has been extended
to using 8620 alloy steel for all solid crush tubes, which are
fully extended through the frame and TIG / MIG welded from suspension
pickup points, fuel tank support mountings to brake pedal mounting
points, to obtain a fully race crafted chassis. Laser cut bracketry
to maintain precision on all gussets and hole sizing.
All body fixing points on the MS8 Clubman's chassis have nutserts
fitted and are TIG welded to obtain longevity.
After construction the chassis is fully ground back by hand
and dressed for sand blasting, and then powder coated to 40/50
microns for durability and to obtain a high level of finish.
Similar and related vehicles:
Elfin Streamliner MS8