The ALL New: Clarkson 'EXCELLENT'
Online brochure for the all new 'Excellent' by Clarkson Automotive
[I wrote a road test on the 'Excellent'. I was perhaps a little harsh: - drivetribe.com/p/SVnDSzZNRgmBFjxyonMutw/Ci6O7hI2QQOC9jWUEFU2yQ I'm really a fiction man, you can download the first book of my fantasy series free here:- amzn.to/2jGvCIO . Being a fiction man I thought, well surely I could put a more positive spin on the 'Excellent'? So follows my digital brochure! Enjoy!]
Once in a lifetime, there comes a car so radical, so innovative that it completely redefines everything you know about cars. Henry Ford revolutionized the car industry with his Model T, bringing mass production, quality, refinement and consistent construction to an industry which had lost its way.
The Original Model T
However in its drive for efficiency and quality, Ford lost some of the passion! And the craftsmanship!
Now, 90 years after production of the Model T ceased, Clarkson Automotive bring you the all new, lovingly hand-crafted, 'Excellent'
- Design and Styling
The Excellent was inspired by the sleek, understated elegance of the timeless Mercedes SL.
The inspiration for the Excellent.
Its cool, simple, unspoiled lines hearken back to a time when cell phones were as big as army walkie-talkies and Gary Glitter wasn't considered a swear word. A time of hedonism, and free-spiritedness, a time of pure optimism and aspiration.
A time of optimism.
Calling upon the impressive motorsport heritage of multiple Grand Prix winning Mercedes and the long-held reputation for rugged, off-road ability of Land Rover, Clarkson Automotive have taken the very best of both brands to create something new, something special. Something which demands to be driven. A unique high performance SUV with sporty looks and an incredible four wheel drive system.
In marrying the strengths of the indomitable Discovery chassis and the inspired Mercedes SL Coachwork, Clarkson Automotive have made a vehicle which is just as at home plugging through foot-deep mud, racing around a track or ferrying you to your next business meeting in opulent luxury and levels of comfort normally reserved for the likes of Rolls Royce owners.
- A Pure Driving Experience
Over the years cars have become more complicated. USB, Bluetooth, electric windows, traction control, ESP, DSC, ABS, Sat Nav, Automatic climate control...
With the 'Excellent', Clarkson Automotive have stripped away everything unnecessary, for the purest driving experience imaginable. Car and driver in perfect harmony.
The Spacious and Luxurious Cabin of the 'Excellent'
Every ergonomic control has been expertly designed and hand-crafted, but not connected to anything; allowing YOU, the driver, to feel more connected to the road, and more engaged with your driving than you've ever felt before.
Innovative 'Not connected' controls.
Keep your passengers entertained, twiddling with dials and knobs, knowing that they can't alter any parameters of the car's climate system or stereo. No longer will you be distracted by the man riding shotgun turning the heat up and getting you all 'hot under the collar'. Let him alter the controls to his heart's content! It entertains him and it keeps you free from distraction and able to focus on the road, like you've never done before!
Having made the bold, almost daring decision to omit the addition of a roof, Clarkson Automotive have created a car in which you can feel the thrill of old single seater, open cockpit racers. Instead of being cocooned in your metal box, you're out there, in the elements, living, breathing, driving!
Driving the exhilarating 'Excellent'
A speedometer is a legal requirement in the UK. However uniquely, Clarkson Automotive have relocated the speedometer to a position by your left knee, where it can't distract you from the purest, most connected driving experience the motoring industry has to offer today.
The innovative relocated speedometer
- Interior and Cabin
The Excellent provides ample space for three passengers to relax in comfort.
Seating for three
The addition of a clever, space-economical 'bitch seat' on the rear bench means you can take your whole family or all your mates out for a spin in your shiny new, high performance, sports SUV.
The innovative 'bitch seat' in action.
- On the Road
The pure driving experience the Excellent offers, extends to the chassis.
On the road in the 'Excellent'
The clever combination of a pliant Land Rover Discovery chassis and a light-weight Mercedes SL body, means the Excellent corners flat and offers a firm, but supple ride.
The high ride height, gives the driver of the Excellent a commanding view of the road. This gives you the confidence to press hard into corners, clip apexes and bury your right foot. The Excellent offers an exhilarating drive, free from the nanny-state gadgets so often installed to dull your driving experience. Driving the Excellent is simple: wheel, pedals, gears. What you need and nothing more. No endless air bags and electronic safety aids. Rediscover the thrill of knowing you are in mortal danger in the Excellent! Sense the peril when you brake hard, and find nothing happens.
No other car on the market today has the capacity to raise your pulse and get your heart thumping in your chest. The Excellent will bring you out in a cold sweat and leave you stepping out of the car feeling giddy with excitement and fear!
Clarkson Automotive designed the Excellent with a tried and tested 3.9L V8 petrol engine. No turbo lag, no forced induction, just pure, metal-shifting torque. No flicking up and down through the gears to stay in the power band, just pure, unhindered, POWER! The Excellent has proven its performance credentials by destroying the leading competitor in the high performance, sports SUV market, in a drag race.
No other SUV on the market offers the same sporty looks and incredible performance.
As at home in the country or the city.
- Prices & Specification
The Excellent is offered in one level of trim, allowing YOU - the customer to make your Excellent, truly yours, with a host of bespoke options and accessories.
The base model retails at £120,000 on the road price.
Climate Control - Not Available
Rev Counter - Not Available
Sat Nav - Not Available (*Halfords Dash-Top models are compatible, but will require home charging)
12v Socket - Not Available
Cup Holders - Not Available
Roof - Not Available
Air bag pack - Not Available
Fuel Gauge - Not Available
Radio Cassette with CD Changer - Not Available
Further customize your Excellent with our range of bespoke, Excellent-specific accessories.
Dual, High Performance, Eye Windscreens - £975.00
Bespoke, Excellent-specific, sports access steps - £795.00
The Excellent is available in range of unique colours, hand selected by Clarkson from some random tins of paint he found in his shed. Each car is hand finished with a patented 'rough-brushed' texture. The base colour is Classic White, other colours are a cost option:-
Upgrade to one of our unique, bespoke colours for only £1275.00
- Ordering and Delivery times.
Order today and our highly trained engineers will begin sourcing your donor vehicles. Every donor vehicle is hand-picked and safety tested before being dismantled.
Base model cars in Classic White should be delivered within one week of your deposit being taken. Please allow additional time for Clarkson to find his decorating stuff and paint it, if you intend to order one of our bespoke colour options.
The appearance of the 'Sports Access Steps' may vary depending on what the current steps offered at Home Bargains look like.
The 'Excellent' by Clarkson Automotive - A car like nothing you've ever driven before!
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