RETRO MEETS MODERN The Sportster takes its styling cues from the pioneer days of sports cars but brings it bang up to date in a retro design underpinned by specialist design and advanced BMW mechanical components. Whether parked up or out on the road, it combines the raw aggression of a true sports car with the sophistication and practicality of a performance car designed to be driven and enjoyed.
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL The beauty is in the detail. So often specialist sports cars are let down by poor finishing. We use only the finest hand-made and industry-sourced components and maintain the highest quality of workmanship. So, whether you go for a factory-built car, or you buy one in component form for home-assembly, you get exactly the car you want – and the quality Marlin always deliver.
POWERED BY BMW Even after years of ownership, you will never fail to be impressed when you lift the beautifully engineered, central-hinged bonnet and reveal the BMW engine. Transplant BMW’s legendary power unit into an 800kg Sportster and the potential is obvious. And with Sportster insurance starting at around £200 for a 25-year-old (subject to the usual conditions), it’s performance you can afford.
ROOM TO MOVE With its more generous proportions, the Sportster not only has great road presence, it also offers surprisingly spacious accommodation. Large aluminium doors open wide to give easy access to the cockpit, while Marlin's specially designed seats offer excellent comfort and support and the roomy cockpit can accommodate drivers of all shapes and sizes – and storage space for the hood and luggage.
SPECIALIST ENGINEERING The Sportster’s semi-monocoque chassis is designed for perfect weight distribution and unparalleled torsional rigidity, strength and safety. Laser-cut components are precision welded in our fabrication area. The double wishbone front suspension is also unique to the Sportster, and designed to work in conjunction with the BMW rear-end to provide the ultimate front-engine, rear-wheel-drive experience.
HANDBUILT FOR QUALITY The Sportster is one of the few sports cars outside of the exotic car market to feature a mainly hand-crafted aluminium body. From ultra-accurate shutlines to precisely fitting doors, it gives the Sportster a quality feel that inspires confidence. And because your car will be handbuilt just for you, we are able to offer a huge choice of colours, interior trim and finishing touches to make your Sportster unique.