Marcos has unveiled their new TSO open-top two-seater at the Birmingham motor show.

The TSO features the 5.7-litre V8 engine from the Corvette, developing up to 400bhp. As the car only weighs 1,090kg, those all-American muscley horses have no trouble shoving the TSO to 60mph in just 4 seconds, 100mph in 9 seconds, and on to an estimated 185mph top speed.

The TSO also benefits from Marcos’ recent tie-up with Prodrive, and the chassis has been developed to maximise agility and road-holding, whilst still permitting daily use without rattling itself to pieces.

The body was designed by Damian McTaggart, formerly the designer of TVR’s Cerbera, Tuscan and T350, and is said to draw on the company’s 45 year history.

The entry level TSO is priced at £39,950 and delivers 350bhp with a 5-speed transmission and 17 inch wheels. The TSO R/T is priced at £44,950 and produces 400bhp with a 6-speed transmission, sports suspension package and 18 inch rear wheels.