DRB-Hicom Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding with Potenza Sports Cars Ltd, which will make the Malaysian company an exclusive importer, manufacturer and distributor of Potenza’s cars, including future electric and hybrid variants within right hand drive markets in the Asia Pacific region. UK’s Potenza is the designer and manufacturer of Westfield and GTM brands of kit cars.

Both parties will undertake a “joint technical and commercial feasibility study” to look into the possibility of putting together Potenza’s cars at DRB-Hicom’s facilities. If it takes off, combined sales is projected to see a five fold increase over current production figures of 400 cars annually within the next three years.

DRB-Hicom said that this collaboration would also include the possibility of the group becoming a development partner on new vehicle projects, which will include the possibility of sourcing the components locally, taking advantage of the “green car” incentives provided by the our Government.

Westfield, which has sold over 10,000 cars since 1983, makes road legal track day specials like the XTR, which is powered by a Suzuki Hayabusa engine and looks like a baby Le Mans car, and the Caterham Seven inspired SE. Caterham, which bought over the rights of the Seven from Lotus, has a Malaysian point of contact should you be interested to have one. Caterham’s Seven uses aluminium for its body while Westfield’s lookalike is crafted from fibreglass.