You Never See One: Marcos Mantula V8

When it comes to British cars made purely of plastic and V8s, I'm a TVR guy. Then again, once I saw a Marcos parked on the street in London, I had to salute the mad geniuses who made it happen. » 2/13/15 12:32pm 2/13/15 12:32pm

Sir Jackie Stewart’s First Race Car Was Cooler Than Yours

Only nine Marcos GT Xylons were built using a wooden chassis and gullwing doors, but by far the most famous is the one driven by future three time World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart at the start of his racing career. » 7/04/14 9:30am 7/04/14 9:30am

Erin Go Vroom: The DeLorean And Ireland's Two Other Cars

Ireland is traditionally known for producing many things in great abundance: Writers, sliceable soap, redheads, and, of course, Shamrock Shakes. Cars aren't really one of these things, but, since it's St.Patrick's day and I don't want to get pinched, let's talk about the cars that were made in Ireland — all 8,547 of… » 3/16/12 3:30pm 3/16/12 3:30pm

Praying For A Mantis

The Marcos Mantis XP only raced once, unsuccessfully, and then was shipped to the United States to a private customer. Like Gemma Arterton, this British-made one-off is spectacular but a little odd. [Blenheim] » 12/15/10 9:00am 12/15/10 9:00am

Marcos Engineering Shutters Its Shed


We've seen this before. Marcos Engineering, another small, British builder of really light, fast cars with great handling, died in 2000. But was revived in 2002 after a few pallets of 420 HP Chevy small blocks fell off a lorry. Today, citing the usual litany of doom and gloom, Managing Director Tony Stelliga threw… » 10/12/07 9:30am 10/12/07 9:30am

Brutish Bulldog: The Marcos TSO GTC, R/T

World Car Fans has all the goods on the new Marcos TSO GTC superca and its targa-topped version, the TSO R/T. One detail that's come to light since we last posted on it earlier this week, is a performance pack, which turns the Corvette-powered GTC into a world-class monster with specs like a top speed of 185 hp,… » 7/13/06 12:30pm 7/13/06 12:30pm

Now with T-Tops: Marcos Unveils GTC

With no plans to bring a Marcos of any stripe to the US, we'll just stare from afar as the Brits re-invent 1977, three decades hence. The company's TSO is already one of the purest muscle coupes in the world, and now it's gotten T-Tops, which places the GTC R/T in the realm of the Screaming Chicken Trans Am. Might a… » 7/11/06 2:52pm 7/11/06 2:52pm

Marcos to Unveil Super TSO Coupe, the GTC, at London Show

The sicko UK muscle-car ballers at Marcos are working up a new version of the slithery TSO coupe, the GTC, which is set for an unveiling next week in London. The company says it's made 150 improvements, based on testing and customers' suggestions (e.g., faster! better! more! A little to the left!), including a… » 7/05/06 5:42pm 7/05/06 5:42pm

Bringing Sportscars Across the Pond: A Marcos for the US?

Longstanding British sports-car marque, Marcos, could begin shipping its slithery, old-school rockers to the US as early as 2006. Marcos Owner, Canadian businessman Tony Stelliga says he's testing the market, bringing his personal TSO roadster to the US for his own use, while exploring interest among distributors. » 8/25/05 1:38pm 8/25/05 1:38pm