Sports cars, in their purest form, are meant to be simple, agile, and fun. These essential qualities, missing in today’s “Sport Sedans” and “Sporting Convertibles”, have returned with a purpose in the Maxton Rollerskate. And, state-of-the-art advancements in chassis design, brakes, electrical systems, tires and overall structure assure that contemporary reliability will enhance the visceral joy that comes from the Rollerskate’s brilliant performance.
The spirit of the true sports car lives on in this exhilarating machine.
Maxton personnel come from road racing backgrounds. Everything on the Rollerskate has been designed and built to race car standards, and many miles of brutal on-track testing have resulted in a road car that excels in performance, comfort, and safety.
The ride however, has not been compromised. This is an automobile in which you will want to spend many pleasant hours.
The Maxton Rollerskate starts with a firm foundation, an extremely rigid square tube chassis specially engineered by Ben van der Linden, SCCA Enterprises’ Vice President of Engineering and the man responsible for overseeing the SCCA Spec race series.
The tuned space-frame chassis is designed and balanced for the Mazda rotary engine, a reliable, reasonably priced powerplant available worldwide in a wide variety of configurations from gentle to fierce.
Rack and pinion steering, double wishbone front suspension with ventilated disc brakes, a Mazda 5-speed gearbox and rear axle are complimented by an attractive fiberglass body designed by Michael Mate, internationally known automotive artist and stylist.
The Rollerskate is a component car that comes to you as a rolling chassis, 80% assembled. The body, suspension, wheels, tires, transmission, steering rack, rear axle, anti-roll bar, fuel tank, foot boxes, pedals, brakes, brake lines, and wiring harness are already in place. Except for the paint and engine, literally everything else you’ll need to finish the car- the seats, carpeting, top and side curtains, gauges, heater, windshield, electrical devices, exhaust system, radiator, etc.- is there, ready for your careful touch.
Maxton has worked hard to simplify the assembly process. The average individual should be able to complete the build in 50 hours or less, using ordinary hand tools.