The Proteus C-Type engineering team have taken the original iconic body shape and added the latest race-bred manufacturing design, materials and engineering tolerances. This includes an impressive and extremely reliable straight-six Jaguar 4.2 XK engine that, coupled with the latest engine management controls, five-speed manual gearbox and lightweight limited slip differential, generates an effortless 260 BHP, propelling the car from 0-62 mph in 5.4 seconds.
From the outside the Proteus C-Type looks every part the classic Le Mans racer but on the inside, the Proteus C-Type is every part the modern sports car. Using the latest state-of-the-art Superform technology each body panel is perfectly formed. A full high tensile steel tubular chassis is powder coated for long term protection, whilst the laser-cut inner panels combine lightness with outstanding rigidity and strength. The immaculate Dupont paint process is also in line with that used by other high-end manufactures and the customer is free to select any colour that takes their fancy for their new Proteus. Specifically designed Nitron dampers and the combination of heritage tyres keep the Proteus C-Type pin sharp for every road surface.
Final assembly and testing of each new Proteus C-Type takes place at our Hofmanns workshop here in Henley on Thames. Proteus Sports and Racing Cars ensures each new C-Type is road tested and finished to the highest standard, performance and quality finish. We then provide every car with a comprehensive one-year mechanical warranty.