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Vertige

The Wells Vertige is a refined mid-engined modern British sportscar, hand crafted in limited numbers at our factory in the heart of Warwickshire. Designed for pure driving pleasure and daily usability, the Vertige is beautiful, lightweight and compact.

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Design & Engineering

The Vertige delivers a pure, unfiltered driving experience thanks to a clean sheet design, attention to detail, and rigorous engineering.

Wells Motor Cars Vertige

Packaging and shape

Vertige follows the classic sports car ideal of all-round independent double wishbone suspension, with a mid-mounted, transversely located engine and gearbox driving through the rear wheels.

The elegant and compact body is sculpted beautifully and precisely, and provides generous seating for two adults.

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Driving Position

Starting with a clean sheet of paper, our first priority when designing the Vertige was a perfect driving position — with steering wheel and pedals straight ahead. To this, we added superb all round visibility. And lastly, generous seat and steering wheel adjustment, with all controls perfectly placed for simplicity and convenience.

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Structure

The Vertige is lightweight, strong and rigid — designed and built with a super stiff structure in a modular layout, comprising a central tub with detachable subframes front and rear. Overall, this delivers class-leading torsional stiffness of 47,000Nm.

Every component has been analysed for weight saving. With extensive use of aluminium, in particular for the engine, brake calipers and floor panels, the total dry weight of the Vertige is just 750kg.

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Small is beautiful

The beautifully sculpted shape of the Vertige is designed with British roads in mind — it's compact dimensions of under 4m long and 1.75 wide, are well suited to tight country lanes or narrow urban avenues.

And, when the time comes to stop (or shop), parking is no concern: the dihedral doors are spectacular but also practical — when fully open, each door only extends 40cm beyond the existing width of the car.

Wells Motor Cars Vertige

Hand built in the UK

Each Vertige is built to order at our factory in the heart of England. We are committed to reinvigorating British motor manufacturing — we're proud to have a 100% British supply chain.

Comfort & Practicality

Carefully-considered design touches, luxurious materials and modern technology provides comfort and practicality for daily driving.

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Calm and comfortable

Real comfort starts with a sense of calm. The interior of the Vertige is an intuitively-designed and uncluttered environment, providing only what is necessary — and no unwanted distractions.

All controls are within easy reach, and are grouped by function. The clear, legible instruments move with the steering column (adjusting for reach & rake), ensuring a perfect view of all necessary information at all times.

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Finished with fine details

From the hand-stitched Scottish Bridge of Weir leather sports seats to the Alcantara dash, the Vertige is carefully and meticulously finished to exceptional quality. The smooth wooden gearknob is carved from a single block of African rosewood, its shape mirroring the contours of a conductor’s baton, nestling readily in the driver’s palm.

Wells Motor Cars Vertige interior

Classic styling, modern technology

The Vertige is fully equipped with the technology a modern driver needs. A 7" touchscreen display gives access to satellite navigation, DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. USB charge points and a phone storage tray are conveniently positioned in the centre console.

Double-skinned bulkheads with foam filled sections combined with Dynamat insulation, minimise unwanted noise within the cockpit.

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Equipped for any adventure

A drawback of many sportscars is that they typically lack the practical features needed for longer drives. The Vertige is designed to go further — a 50-litre fuel tank (with twin fuel fillers) and a full-size spare wheel are just some of the features we’ve built in for practicality.

The 206 litre illuminated boot storage can easily accommodate a set of golf clubs, a small suitcase or a day's shopping.

Driving & Performance

Individual components have been carefully selected to ensure a superb driving experience; responsive steering, compliant suspension, great brakes and immediate throttle response.

Vertige Engine

Powertrain

At the heart of the Vertige sits a naturally-aspirated Duratec block with all aluminium construction. Individual Jenvey throttle bodies with twin air filters and a bespoke tuned ECU delivers 208bhp at 7,300rpm. A linear torque curve and 6-speed manual gearbox give immediate throttle response.

Vertige Engine

Steering & Suspension

The unassisted rack & pinion steering wheel is perfectly located for excellent feel. With a class-leading turning circle of 10m, the steering is tight and responsive. The Vertige features independent double wishbone suspension all round with manually adjustable toe and camber settings, front and rear.

Vertige lightweight wheels

Brakes & Wheels

Machined from solid billet aluminium, the Vertige brakes are lightweight and powerful, with 4 pot caliper, 280mm ventilated discs all round. The 7.5x17” wheels are ultra lightweight, weighing only 8.9kg each.

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Safety

Vertige is designed and engineered to meet or exceed all mandatory standards for a car of its class. A motorsport-inspired roll cage forms a permanent part of the chassis structure. The fuel tank is centrally located for optimum safety and balance. Detachable subframes front and rear, form a deliberate energy absorption path.

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