Welcome to Marlin Sports Cars – a small company with a big reputation.
As a specialist British manufacturer, we design, build and sell sports cars that stand apart from the mainstream.
Our innovative design, high quality manufacturing and after-sales back-up has earned us an enviable position in the market.
We are, for example, one of a small group of specialist sports car manufacturers, along with Morgan, TVR and Caterham, to be listed in the British motor industry bible, the Glass’s Guide.
Marlin has produced unique, exciting sports cars, fully-built and in self-assembly form, at its Devon factory since the mid-Nineties.
The Marlin 5EXi is a modern, lightweight, mid-engined sports car powered by a choice of various VW models, Honda or Rover. With its spaceframe chassis, up to 450+bhp, and independent wishbone suspension, the Marlin 5EXi is the modern, more practical alternative to the Westfield and Caterham Seven.
And it regularly gives them, and more expensive production sports cars like Ferraris and Porsches, a run for their money in the prestigious GT Championship at Castle Combe circuit.
For those with more traditional tastes, there’s the Marlin Sportster, with its unique mix of classic roadster styling and sophisticated BMW performance. It takes the exhilarating nimbleness of the Caterhams and Westfields and fuses it with the roomier, touring car appeal of classics like Morgan.
Being a specialist, bespoke manufacturer means Marlin builds a sports car the way it should be – just the way you want it. So as well as choosing colour and trim details (anything from a stripped-out trackday car to a luxurious leather-trimmed tourer), you can also talk to us about engine options and suspension set-ups for road, trackdays or motorsport.
We have been active in motorsport for some years now, developing the cars, promoting the company… and having fun! This season we are racing a team of bright green VW 20 valve powered 5EXi’s in the Castle Combe Special GT Championship. If you can make it to a race meeting, stop by and say hello.
Two of the three Marlin factory cars are raced by drivers who have bought a Marlin Race Package – we provide, maintain and transport the race-prepared cars and the drivers just turn up and race.
And we are now expanding this service to other competitors with our Racing Support Packages, offering preparation, trackside support, storage and development.
Enjoy looking around the site. And if you want to know anything about Marlin, the company or the cars, do please get in touch.