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|Founded||2 December 1994|
|Geoff Finlay ceo|
Ascari Cars Ltd. was a British automobile manufacturer based in Banbury, England, and founded by Klaas Zwart. Zwart was the former chairman and majority owner of oil and gas company Petroline, which designed and manufactured its own downhole technology. Petroline was purchased by Weatherford in 1999.
The company filed for bankruptcy in 2010. Ascari’s official site was also shut down, and it hasn’t been updated since 2009.
In 2000 Ascari Cars built a new facility in Banbury in northern Oxfordshire. Ascari Car's second car, the Ascari KZ1, was developed at Banbury, which also housed Team Ascari's racing assets. The premises are now occupied by Haas F1 Team.
Due to declining sales of the Ascari KZ1 and a large amount of money to produce cars, Ascari suffered heavy financial losses before making the difficult decision to file for bankruptcy in 2010.
|1995||Ascari FGT||Initial concept car created for racing|
|1998||Ascari Ecosse||Production version of the FGT|
|2003||Ascari KZ1||Production version of A410 Race car|
|2005||Ascari KZ1-R||Road-going version of the KZ1-R GT3 race car|
|2006||Ascari A10||Upgraded version of the KZ1|
|1995||Ascari FGT||Racing version of the FGT concept, run in the British GT Championship|
|2000||Ascari A410||Le Mans Prototype|
|2002||Ascari KZR-1||Upgraded version of the A410|
|2005||Ascari KZ1-R GT3||Racing version of the KZ1, running in the FIA GT3 class|
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