Question on the K1 attack Kit car

Question on the K1 attack Kit car

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kilo_4que

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56 posts

169 months

Monday 24th September 2007
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Hi guys I have been really interested in this kit car for a very long time now but for some reason i dont see much of a hoo haa on it.

I mean whenever i check the net I find US or european sites with people building, showing off or selling K1 kits but not many in uk.

I was hoping to come across someone on here finally building one privately but have not yet come across anyone. I went to see Nandez K1 Attack a long while back and it just made me want to build one more.

Can someone tell me of their experience building one or know anyone building one privately?

I have been interested in this or the Murtaya but still not come across private builder who i could chat to

cheers

andygtt

8,273 posts

194 months

Monday 24th September 2007
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do a search as there is a young lady on here building a K1 at the moment

Black5

579 posts

153 months

Monday 24th September 2007
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You won't find too much about it. The official line is that they are turnkey only and there seems to be no official UK importer for turnkeys.

Manufacturer:
K-1 ENGINEERING s.r.o.
Trenèianska 47
821 09 Bratislava
Slovakia

tel: +421 2 555 64 318
fax: +421 2 556 45 767
mail: lucia@k-1attack.com
www.k-1attack.com


Nandez:
Miguel Fernandez
Managing Director

Tel: 01226 299666
Web: www.nandezcreations.co.uk
Email: info@nandezcreations.co.uk

Good looking car though:





Edited by Black5 on Monday 24th September 20:04

ProPlus

3,810 posts

170 months

Monday 24th September 2007
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look up one of my previous posts, as i had simlar queries.... mine should be in the last couple of weeks.

RazMan

394 posts

166 months

Monday 24th September 2007
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Personally I would go with the Murtaya as the Attack is very sketchy in the UK with little or no support or sales.
Adrenaline Motorsport are a very well organised outfit with very knowledgable staff - excellent car too smile
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Foolish Dave

2,094 posts

186 months

Monday 24th September 2007
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I'm sure the lady on here who's building will be along at some point smile

There's the K2 Carrage Company (IIRC) who do turnkey UK cars, but for a fair old chunk of wonga.

Bit of a rough time trying to get them into the UK - you need to talk to K1 directly to sort it out, no idea of T&Cs and from what I have heard you shouldn't expect to get everything in the delivery either.

Another nod to the Mytura (or however it is spelt wink) But the engine location and styling not that similar, I do think the power train on the K1 is generally not as good - unless you spend lots and do some fabrication of parts... not what I'd want with that much cash going on the kit in the first place.

ProPlus

3,810 posts

170 months

Monday 24th September 2007
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Foolish Dave said:
I'm sure the lady on here who's building will be along at some point smile

There's the K2 Carrage Company (IIRC) who do turnkey UK cars, but for a fair old chunk of wonga.

Bit of a rough time trying to get them into the UK - you need to talk to K1 directly to sort it out, no idea of T&Cs and from what I have heard you shouldn't expect to get everything in the delivery either.

Another nod to the Mytura (or however it is spelt wink) But the engine location and styling not that similar, I do think the power train on the K1 is generally not as good - unless you spend lots and do some fabrication of parts... not what I'd want with that much cash going on the kit in the first place.
was that dynamic motorsport (I think).... nothing has been heard from them at the moment as I was interested but nothing conclusive so.... no for the moment.

Foolish Dave

2,094 posts

186 months

Monday 24th September 2007
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I heard the DP and K1's relationship broke down and they aren't the distributors of the Attack anymore. Mr Bell has more info on this IIRC.

ProPlus

3,810 posts

170 months

Monday 24th September 2007
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Foolish Dave said:
I heard the DP and K1's relationship broke down and they aren't the distributors of the Attack anymore. Mr Bell has more info on this IIRC.
thats who told me about the situation...

Davi

17,151 posts

150 months

Monday 24th September 2007
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really is a shame, definitely one of the best looking low vol vehicles that's come around in a very long time.

madazrx7

4,700 posts

147 months

Tuesday 25th September 2007
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andygtt said:
do a search as there is a young lady on here building a K1 at the moment
HTH thumbup



Mod Edit: http://www.petrolheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?h=0...

Edited by David Godfrey on Tuesday 25th September 10:25

madazrx7

4,700 posts

147 months

Tuesday 25th September 2007
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andygtt said:
do a search as there is a young lady on here building a K1 at the moment
HTH thumbup

edit to try to make link work?

Mod Edit: http://www.petrolheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?h=0...

Edited by David Godfrey on Tuesday 25th September 10:26

Foolish Dave

2,094 posts

186 months

Tuesday 25th September 2007
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madazrx7 said:
Not working for me - sorry!

Edited by David Godfrey on Tuesday 25th September 10:29

neilrallying

200 posts

153 months

Tuesday 25th September 2007
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Hi guys,

The young lady in question is called Emma.

She is building a K1 with help from her Dad and detailing the process in Complete Kit Car magazine, you may be able to contact her through the magazine. Alternatively if you would like to personally mail me at neil@adrenalinemotorsport.co.uk I can pass on your details to Emma as we have contact details for her.

She visited us to look at the K1 we were involved with building for a European client (as pictured by Black 5 above) and we caught up with her at Donny last weekend.

They are getting on well with converting the car from left hand drive to right hand drive (the factory delivered the wrong kit but would not change it for them!) and are about to embark upon the wiring loom.

Thanks for the really positive comments about the Murtaya, much appreciated!!

Completely agree about the looks of the K1, stunning.

General advice with any decision of this nature, make a short list, visit the factories, drive the demo cars, make an informed choice!

Neil.

grahambell

2,695 posts

205 months

Tuesday 25th September 2007
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ProPlus said:
Foolish Dave said:
I heard the DP and K1's relationship broke down and they aren't the distributors of the Attack anymore. Mr Bell has more info on this IIRC.
thats who told me about the situation...
I know that Dynamic Performance were messed about a lot by K1, but it looked like things had finally been resolved and DP built a right hand drive demo a couple of years back. Was going to test it for PH, which they were keen to do. Spent every day for about 2 weeks phoning them to try and arrange it, thought we finally had a date, then suddenly all I ever get is an answering machine and no calls back. Haven't heard from them since, so assume everything went sour with K1.

As far as K1 delivering the wrong kit (i.e. left hand drive) to Emma as Neil says, as far as I know K1 have never made a RHD version. Dynamic Performance had to develop one for the UK.

However, I get the impression that the bloke running K1 would happily tell you they do a RHD version just to get your money. Stunning looking car, but not a confidence inspiring operation.

If it was my money I'd build a Murtaya.

madazrx7

4,700 posts

147 months

Tuesday 25th September 2007
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Foolish Dave said:
madazrx7 said:
www.petrolheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=...

HTH thumbup


edit to try to make link work?
Not working for me - sorry!
Hi Dave, what happened to MTV? wink
Something wrong with my link, tried deleting & redoing, looks fine but it is duplicating the "www.petrolheads.co.uk/gassing" part for some reason. If you click it then delete the duplicate part in the URL it works. Another glitch on the growing list on PH these days eh rolleyes

Edited by Meeja on Tuesday 25th September 10:31

Black5

579 posts

153 months

Tuesday 25th September 2007
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Having sat in an Attack, I would not buy one.

I think anyone above 5'10" would struggle to sit in the car.

Looks are great, but imo that's where it ends.

It is a beautiful car to photograph. It is a shame that I did not get the chance to photograph the above car outside.

Meeja

8,277 posts

178 months

Tuesday 25th September 2007
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madazrx7 said:
Another glitch on the growing list on PH these days eh rolleyes
I've raised this as an issue... hopefully we'll get it sorted asap.

Meeja

David Godfrey

3,857 posts

154 months

Tuesday 25th September 2007
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http://www.petrolheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?h=0...

HTH thumbup


Edited by David Godfrey on Tuesday 25th September 10:05

Foolish Dave

2,094 posts

186 months

Tuesday 25th September 2007
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Hi Tim - now left the world of TV and light entertainment behind and working in the personal finance sector smile

The link works today - how odd!