Firstly congratulations to Professor Peter Stevens on joining the British supercar builder Dendrobium.
Secondly but no less important, how refreshing to read in Car Design News, that the Dendrobium D-1 (XP-2 variant), is going to be a UK built supercar using UK based suppliers.
For a small island nation, the UK has a magnificent history on the world stage of Automotive Design, and we at ITP Group have recently been ranked as No5 worldwide as a producer of Automotive styling solutions and large CMM's.
What you might not know about ITP is that we are a UK based family business employing 3 generations, all started by Yorkshire man, Dick Turpin, in 1979.
Here's to the next 40 years of Great British Manufacturing!
The car will be built in the UK with UK-based suppliers. Dendrobium D-1 (XP-2 variant) Professor Stevens said of the move, “I have worked with numerous future-focused high-performance supercar projects over the years, but few are as exciting and original in concept as the all-electric Dendrobium D-1; a car with so much potential. My small changes to the D-1 to create the new XP-2 were inspired by improving airflow of the car, as well as visually enhancing the drama of this exceptional electric hypercar.” Nigel Gordon-Stewart, Chairman and CEO of Dendrobium Automotive, additionally commented, “I am hugely excited and honoured to have Peter join our talented Dendrobium team, as he is such a gifted and acclaimed vehicle designer, with an enviable track record of truly great and visually stunning supercars to his name.”