Wednesday, 16 February 2011

What's cookin' ? - DAX Tojeiro

Continuing the theme of self builds started with the unique scratch built Rhodes Ridley on Monday today we are looking at a DAX Tojeiro.

DJ Sportscars International Ltd under the DAX brand have been building kits replicating the AC Cobra requiring no special tools, welding or Glassfibre Reinforced Plastic work for over 25 years.

Their Tojeiro kits currently marketed under the '427' name can be supplied to take a huge variety of motors small block to big block US V8's Rover V8's Jaguar sixes & V12's, currently DAX have a demonstrator with a 500 hp 8.2 litre 502 cui V8 capable of accelerating from rest to 60 mph in 4 seconds and on to over 180 mph.

After trying one at Brands Hatch ex Formula One driver Jonathon Palmer described the big block Chevy DAX demonstrator as 'just staggering' not bad for a vehicle that when complete should comply with Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) standards necessary for registering a vehicle on the road.

Any one interested in finding out more might like to visit Simon Johns DAX factory in Harlow Essex for an open day on Good Friday April 22nd, see link for contact details, if I am in the area I'll make a point of being there myself.

Thanks to the unknown PistonHead who brought this sinuous vehicle to Januarys Sunday Service at the BMW Plant, Cowley.

Hope you have enjoyed today's Detroit muscle powered edition of 'Gettin' a lil' psycho on tyres' and that you will join me again when we up the ante with a whirl wind 427 cui powered kit car. Don't forget to came back now !


  1. A lot of those Cobra kits are so good it's hard to tell if it's a kit. I like them all.

  2. No Comment! There are soooo many of these around, they are like flys around honey. Why don't these guys copy another car once in a while? The Beck 550 Spyder, the Mickey Thompson Cheeta, the Scarab, Jag D type, anything but another Cobra!

  3. I agree it's difficult to tell the real ones from the replica's, if your not bothered about owning a piece of venerated automobile history I can see the attraction of running a DAX but that is a very big IF.

    I'll try and get to the DAX factory open day with an open mind.