It takes time and dedication to build a CAV GT. Six hundred man-hours is devoted to the development of each vehicle from the construction of the chassis to the time it leaves our factory.
Our committed team shares a vision to manufacture a quality product that will provide pleasure and pride to its owners. In addition to our staff based at Westlake, Cape Town, we employ subcontractors who share our work ethic and exacting standards.
To achieve the quality we strive for in every CAV GT each step of the manufacturing process is meticulously planned. Our extensive R&D has enabled us to create enhancements to the CAV GT for improved road and track performance.
The perfect body
The foundation of the CAV GT begins with the stainless steel monocoque chassis. Each chassis is tig welded on a jig to maintain its structural design integrity and cleaned and sealed prior to its placement in the assembly site.
The life of each CAV GT is ushered in when the chassis plate is fitted and its identity takes form. Its development then progresses to the bodyfitting stage at which point its vinylester body will be placed over the chassis nucleus. Vinyelester is stronger and more stable than conventional polyester resin.
The perfect body is created through a specialist shaping and spraying process that is subcontracted to a team dedicated solely to this outcome. The body is baked several times so that it is cured and stable before a final spray painting. The whole process takes 200 man-hours before it is ready to leave the paint shop. On its return to our factory, the body panels are removed and carefully stored.
At this stage the assembly team will construct the vehicle from its component parts. The suspension, braking, cooling, fuel and electrical systems are fixed, tested, and re-checked. Interior finishes are added and the custom-made seats fitted. Stored body panels are re-fitted, adjusted and the windscreens bonded into place. The vehicle is polished and tested one last time before it is ready for shipping.
On average, two cars can be shipped in standard 20-foot containers placed on specially designed frames. These secure the cars for their journey across the oceans to ensure they arrive at their destinations in the immaculate condition they left our factory.
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